Because of life constraints — time, energy, focus, and budget — I am not able to actively maintain an email help desk for my readers. Below, you will find answers to the questions you may need help with. Blessings to you! — Rachel

Q: I signed up for a free download, but I didn’t get the link. Where can I find my free book?

A: I give away several free books. The link should reach you by email, but occasionally an email just fails to go out — or more often, ends up in your spam or promotions folder. To make sure you get future email from me, I’d recommend checking those folders and whitelisting my email address :).

But just in case you can’t find it, here are the direct links to your free download:

  1. Worlds Unseen: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/ewh9kyrt5o
  2. Journey: A Short Story: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/fi46ywwexu

(Please note that Exile and Heart to Heart are no longer available for free.)

Q: I couldn’t get my free download to work (or I am having trouble getting it onto my Kindle or other device). Can you help me?

A: I use a service called BookFunnel to give away free books, mostly because they have an awesome help desk to help you with all your technical download needs :). To get their help managing your download, go back to the free download page and click “Need Help?” in the top righthand corner. (See the list of download pages above.)

Alternatively, you can contact them at help@bookfunnel.com for help managing your download. Make sure you let them know exactly what book you’re trying to get, as they manage thousands of titles for many different authors.

Q: I acted on the limited deal you offered and bought Books 2&3 of the Seventh World Trilogy, but I didn’t get the link for my downloads. Where can I get my books?

A: When you bought the series, you should have gotten access in two ways:

  1. Immediately on the page where you made the purchase, and
  2. In an email from Gumroad, my online bookseller.

You may be able to find your email with the link in your spam or promotions folder (search “Gumroad” or the email address “noreply@customers.gumroad.com.” But just in case you can’t, here’s the direct link for your purchase (for buyers only, please): https://books.bookfunnel.com/7wt-books-2-3

Q: I couldn’t get my Books 2&3 download, and I want a refund.

A: You can access your downloads at the link in the previous question. However, if you would still like a refund, you can email my admin assistant at thomsonemerald@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “need a refund from Rachel.” Please note that we are not able to prioritize email, so it may be a week or two before we can get back to you. Our apologies!

Q: I am a member of one of your courses or memberships, and I’m not sure where I can access my materials.

A: I use Teachable to host my memberships and courses. To sign in, use the appropriate link below and click “Log In” in the corner. Sign in using the email address you enrolled with.

  1. The Lifetime Readers Club: https://rst-bible-academy.teachable.com/p/rachel-starr-thomson-s-lifetime-readers-club
  2. Your Kingdom Calling: https://rst-bible-academy.teachable.com/p/your-kingdom-calling
  3. Rachel Starr Thomson’s Writer Mentorship Program: https://rachel-starr-thomson-writer-mentorship-program.teachable.com/p/rachel-starr-thomson-s-writer-mentorship-program

Q: Can you read my book/blog/short story, and/or give me an endorsement?

A: Sadly, no. I am already chronically overcommitted. But I’m honored that you thought of me.

Q: Can you give me advice about writing, editing, or marketing?

A: Not personally, at least not at the moment. However, you are welcome to investigate my Writer Mentorship Program, a digital archive of my teachings on writing and especially on building an author business, at https://rachel-starr-thomson-writer-mentorship-program.teachable.com/p/rachel-starr-thomson-s-writer-mentorship-program.

Q: Why don’t you read or answer reader email anymore?

A: After several years of trying to be readily accessible to readers, I’ve learned that if I spend my time reading and answering email, I don’t write books. This doesn’t really serve either of us well, and on my part, it’s poor stewardship — it’s not being faithful to my calling to write. But please know that I wrestled with this decision and that I miss hearing from you.

Q: I have a professional inquiry. How can I reach you?

A: You can send an email to my admin assistant, Micaiah. She may or may not pass it along at her discretion. Email her at thomsonemerald@gmail.com.

Please note: “Professional inquiries” include speaking invitations, interview or media requests, inquiries from agents/editors/publishers, and similar. If in doubt, send an email. I am not able to do endorsements, give advice, or read the work of other authors, and as a publisher I am not currently open to unsolicited manuscript submissions.

Q: I’m a retailer and would like to carry your books. Do you work directly with retailers?

A: Yes. You can download a price list and discount schedule here: http://rachelstarrthomson.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Print-Price-ListDiscount-Schedule.pdf

We don’t have the manpower to keep this list up-to-date at all times, so if it’s missing a title you’re interested in, please email my admin assistant, Micaiah, and ask about it. She can be reached at thomsonemerald@gmail.com.

Q: I can’t find my answer here, and my question is important. How do I contact you?

A: If all else fails, you can send an email to my admin assistant, Micaiah Thomson. She will pass it along at her discretion. She can be reached at thomsonemerald@gmail.com.