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Stalking Safety Book Now an eBook

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safety-for-stalking-victims-lynbatesI’ve always hated the cover of my book, Safety for Stalking Victims: How to Save Your Privacy, Your Sanity, and Your Life.  How the book came to have a picture of what looks like a woman falling though mid air, instead of something conveying the relentless fear and anxiety stalking victims experience -- well, that is just too long to explain in a blog post.  

I wrote the book because other books about stalking at that time focused on analyzing the types of stalkers, detailing the kinds of things they did, and offering some strategies that might, or might not, make them stop.  Very little addressed specifically the problem of safety.  How can one tell whether a particular stalking situation is truly dangerous, and if so, what can a person being stalked, usually a woman, do to protect herself?

The book first came out in paperback, and has benefitted many people, some of whom have conveyed their thanks.  Susan said, “I want you to know how much your book helped me to regain my strength and resist defeat in my personal stalking case. “  Julie said, “The other stalking books I have purchased just scared me and did not empower me at all, so I am really thankful for your book!”  Linda said, “It provides a concise and user-friendly set of techniques that anyone can implement. “

When eBooks first came out, I was told by my publisher that my book could  not be converted to that format, for some obscure reason.  But recently that reason has vanished, and now the book is available from Amazon Kindle, Apple iTunes, Barnes&Noble Nook, Google eBooks, and other sources.

So if you are being stalked, know anyone who is being stalked, or just want to learn about this difficult-to-combat crime, you can get the original paper or download the newest eBook form.  You might dislike the cover as much as I still do, but the information inside should make getting past the cover worthwhile.

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  • Lyn Bates Thursday, 18 April 2013

    wendy keel - Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
    Im in a strange situation. I am female who has been harassed off and on for 2 + yrs by another female. She has threatened and verbally embarrassed/harassed me in public, always while I'm running in our neighborhood. She will even stop in traffic, flick me a bird out the window to get my attention, because I am very focused while I run. The incidents were more frequent in the past, then I changed times I ran because she obviously knew the times I did so. Last one occurred April 26th 2012, according to my journal, which I got a police report. Kept to a new return and she didn't mess with me, unless I just was unaware, until this past Wed(im usually off that day and run around 11-1130 ish for an hr. 1 week prior I walked rt past her on the sidewalk as she was talking on her cell and walking her dogs, and she saw me out of the corner of her eye, so she saw me walk rt to my car. Then last wed im running and she slows down and flicks me a bird, to get my attention so I take off my ear buds and she says you just need to keep on running (I guess so it didn't look like she was bothering me) and said you need to watch your back and im not through with you! I said you are crazy and need to get a life and you need to leave me alone because i have spoken with Mountain Brook Police (where we both live) . She said oh I have a life, you just need to watch your back and im not done with you! I called police , documented everything and they filled out the report and were able to pull up her driver's license picture by her name. They said to call the detective then. He called me yesterday and said he would talk to her if I wanted him to, I had a year to decide, and would explain to her that I have 2 police reports filed about harassment and that she is not to make any type of contact with me or she could be arrested.this woman lives in my suburb and has no friends and is obviously disturbed, bc the cop said no normal person acts this way. Where as i have a family , am a pharmacist and have lived here for 15 years. If i tell him to go and speak with her, will it help me or cause her to retaliate in some way? What should i do?

    Wendy - I accidentally removed your comment, so I'm not sure you will get this, but I think you should let the police talk to your stalker. Often that is effective. The stalkers who become dangerous usually show warning signs of violence or have been violent in the past. Your stalker doesn't seem to be that type. Good luck with this situation. Let me now how it turns out. - Lyn

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