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IF YOU FIND ME
(formerly titled THE PATRON SAINT OF BEANS)
Available from St. Martin’s Griffin, March 26, 2013
Violin prodigy Carey Blackburn spent the majority of her fifteen years hidden away in the Obed Scenic and Wild River National Park with her mute little sister, Jenessa, and their bipolar mother, Joelle. She didn’t expect Mama to go into town for supplies and vanish off the face of Tennessee, leaving the girls no choice but to return to the father who abandoned them long ago … or did he?
THE 27th LETTER OF THE ALPHABET
(Originally known as: email@example.com)
Which world is real?
After the death of her best friend, Holly Rusken, her mother’s descent into a pill addiction, and her parents’ divorce, Mickey takes the edge off by smoking pot, restricting her food intake, and acting out. While grounded in her room, the most amazing thing happens: she receives an email from Holly. Now sixteen-year-old Mickey Whitby has a choice to make, and it’s a matter of life and death.
You can read the first five pages of this YA novel, here:
The Girl Next Door Series:
BRAVE NEW GIRL
Brave New Girlis a YA novel that explores the bonds of sisterhood and family. Not only was it fun to write, but I’m excited about the storyline and the twists and turns it promises.
You can read the first five pages of Brave New Girlhere:
THE BUMBLEBEE PROJECT
The Bumblebee Projectis dear to my heart. Like millions of other girls and women, I struggled with an eating disorder in my younger years. Along the way, I lost a close friend and several acquaintances who died due to complications of their eating disorders. I knew if I ever found a way out, my first priority would be to help in any way I could. My writing on this topic is my way of reaching as many sufferers as possible.
Recovery from eating disorders is a long, hard process, oftentimes with permanent damage sustained along the way. Somehow, I was lucky to have lost only time and opportunities. As I enter my twelfth year of recovery, my greatest wish is for The Bumblebee Project to one day offer a hand up to those still struggling. Through the main character’s hopeful and emotional journey, I strive to shine a light into the miserable darkness known as an eating disorder and prove to others that recovery IS possible.
Five to ten million people in the United States alone suffer from eating disorders. Perhaps you, your sister, your mother, your wife, your daughter, your neighbor, struggles too. Every journey to recovery is different, just as every sufferer is different. It may take years, tears, persistence and hard work, but you will grow stronger and wiser in the process. Just don’t quit before the miracle.
Is this personal information? You bet. It’s important to SPEAK LOUDLY about those issues that affect today’s teens.
It just might save a life.
Writing the dark into the light …
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