Category Archives: Scars

Mental Health and Social Justice article; I’m honored SCARS is a recommended read

I’m honored that SCARS is a recommended YA read in Michelle Falter’s thoughtful, insightful post on mental health and social justice. I agree that we need to be brave and talk about our issues; eventually it will help create greater … Continue reading

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Share To Win 1 of 3 Inspiring Message T-shirts or T-shirt Plus 3 Signed Books by Cheryl Rainfield

UPDATE: The winners of the contest are: Laura Ashley, who won 3 signed books and a limited edition t-shirt; Sarah Clark, who won a limited edition t-shirt; Mary Ellen Wessels, who won a limited edition t-shirt; and Miracle Pinchera, who … Continue reading

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Comments & letters like these two from readers are a HUGE part of why I write

Comments from readers like these two–by Miracle and Annie–are a HUGE part of why I write. It is incredible to hear that my books help people stay alive and get through hard times, or stop cutting and get help, or … Continue reading

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I am honored to have two of my books mentioned in Bibliotherapy For Teens on SLJ

I am honored to have two of my books–SCARS and STAINED–included under PTSD/Abuse & Assault in “Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction” by librarian Erin E Moulton on School Library Journal’s site. Erin wrote a moving and insightful … Continue reading

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I am honored SCARS is in a B&N blog post: “8 Great YAs About Mental Health Issues” #YAsaves #WeNeedDiverseBooks

I am honored that SCARS is included in a thoughtful B&N blog post: “8 Great YAs About Mental Health Issues” written by Dahlia Adler. Dahlia includes some powerful YA books on various mental health issues, including Wintergirls by Laurie Halse … Continue reading

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I will be speaking this Thursday at York University on Writing LGBT Characters in YA Literature

I’m honored to be speaking to Professor Cheryl Cowdy’s class this Thursday on writing LGBTQ characters in YA fiction. It’s really important to me to have a queer character in every book I write, whether it be the main character, … Continue reading

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Listen to my radio interview on Matters of the MInd – on being an incest and torture survivor, why I write the books I do, and what’s most rewarding for me.

Yesterday I was interviewed on Matters of The Mind by Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller on ListenUpTalk. I talked honestly about being an incest and torture survivor and some of the effects (including, for me, self-harm, PTSD, dissociation, depression), … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rainfield’s Books In The Wild: STAINED at Vromans in CA, STAINED photo by a reader, and SCARS fan art

The lovely YA author Cinda Williams Chima took this photo of my book STAINED at Vromans Independent Bookstore in Pasadena, CA along with other new YA by Robin McKinley, Kami Garcia, Malinda Lo, Marlene Perez, Rainbow Rowell, and many more! … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rainfield’s Books In The Wild: Multiple Copies of SCARS at Utah Library via Jay Asher

It was SO cool to see this photo YA author Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why, The Future of Us) took of SCARS when he was at a school for a talk. He said the many copies of SCARS were “being … Continue reading

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My books In The Wild: From Readers G. Donald Cribbs and Kaylah Krysdell Urquiza

I love it when readers post photos of my books in the wild! It feels so good to see. I love this one reader–and writer–G. Donald Cribbs, reading HUNTED. It made me laugh! I think this one of SCARS at … Continue reading

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