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A Life, Forward on SALE for the First Time Ever

For only 99cents, you can discover the next chapter in the Rowan Slone series. In book #1, award-winning, A Life, Redefined, the reader meets Rowan Slone, a seventeen-year-old from Appalachia who comes from a tumultuous family, tries to overcome a … 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

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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Self-Harm

If you have read A Life, Redefined, you know that Rowan is a cutter. If you don’t know what a cutter is, unfortunately many teens do. Cutting is a form of self-harm or self-injury; when someone cuts their skin with … Continue reading

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Can Young Adult Novels Be Too Harsh?

Or are the gritty stories what readers want? My new novel, A Life, Redefined, is the story about a 17 year-old high school junior in Appalachia. Her name is Rowan Slone and her life has been tough. I mean, hard. And … Continue reading

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