Category Archives: self-harm

Strong Positive-Message T-Shirts, Hoodies, Notebooks, and more now available. #Survivors are strong. #MeToo #TimesUp

I’m happy to announce that my t-shirts and hoodies are now available available for sale with no minimum at Threadless. The three designs: You Are Stronger Than You Know; Sometimes You Have To Be Your Own Hero; and You Don’t … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Guest Post by Indie YA Author Jasmine Denton: Rising From The Damage

Today Jasmine Denton, Indie YA author of From The Damage series, joins us with a powerful, honest post about her past, including self-harm. Thank you for sharing this, Jasmine! Rising From The Damage “You have to be like the phoenix,” … Continue reading

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SCARS audiobook now available for pre-order!

SCARS audiobook is now available for pre-order! It releases Sept 1st–a month before STAINED releases. The SCARS audiobook is read by Emily Bauer. It’s a different cover than the original book, but it’s still the same book on the inside. … Continue reading

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Today Is Self-Injury Awareness Day. I hope you’ll read and share this post.

Today, March 1st, is Self-Injury Awareness Day. I think it’s so important to help get more compassionate information and resources out there about self-harm–not just today, but every day. So many people self-harm in secret, and suffer in great emotional … Continue reading

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SCARS ebook free today and tomorrow on Amazon

If you haven’t got a copy of SCARS as an ebook yet, you’ll be happy to know that SCARS is free today and tomorrow on Amazon (as an ebook). You don’t need a Kindle to be able to read it; … Continue reading

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Beautiful and Evocative Fan Art For Scars

I love it when readers write to me–and it’s such a treat when they send me fan art! Brigitte created this fan art for SCARS. She created it for a book report she did at school, when her class had … Continue reading

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