Category Archives: Self-Injury

Teens and Mental Health

It seems like mental health is in the news more and more often. Yesterday…today…tomorrow. What is mental health? What are the warning signs and how is mental illness treated? I have come across a few sites about teen mental health that I found … Continue reading

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May is Mental Health Month

  All around us people are suffering from a mental health illness. Maybe we, ourselves, are the ones struggling. Mental health can be an enigma because it often can’t be seen by those around us. If you have a broken arm in … Continue reading

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Rowan’s Poetry

With the release of A Life, Forward looming on the horizon, I would like to share the poem that begins the second novel in the Rowan Slone Series. Light. It shines ahead. A glimmer. A flash. Then it is gone. … Continue reading

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Rowan’s Poetry

Rowan Slone, the seventeen-year-old heroine in A Life, Redefined and A Life, Forward, writes poetry. She doesn’t show it to anyone. She doesn’t judge whether it’s good or bad. She writes to cleanse her soul; to help her cope with … Continue reading

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In Honor of an Amazing Review…

I’m hosting a Goodreads giveaway of A Life, Redefined. Win one of three signed paperbacks of this upper YA/NA novel about a girl in Appalachia who is struggling to find her way amidst unspeakable family drama, self-harm ways of coping, and guilt … Continue reading

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“It’s Just Not For Me…”

This almost sounds like the title of that movie, “He’s Just Not That Into You.” But this has to do with a message a reviewer left in my inbox this morning. “I’m sorry. But it’s just not for me.” She … Continue reading

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A Life, Redefined…The Reviews

A Life, Redefined was self-published three months ago. Sales have ranged from high, to low, to non-existent, and back to high (relatively speaking, of course). Reviews have mostly huddled around high (4 to 5 stars consistently), with one 2 star … Continue reading

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