Ann Hunter's runaway new YA book

Ann Hunter’s runaway new YA book

Those of you who have read my YA books know that I write about a lot of gritty social problems like addiction, abuse, and homelessness. Ann Hunter is another writer who has taken it upon herself to tackle some of these very real issues. So let's hear what she has to say about her writing life and her latest release! ...
June, Into the Light, Between the Cracks #6

June, Into the Light, Between the Cracks #6

(Book #5) Ronnie was the one child in the Simpson family to escape from the abuse and grow up in a normal home without being bounced from place to place or ending up on the street. That was what the others all thought. That was what Ronnie told herself. When Ronnie could remember. ...
Gem, Himself, Alone

Gem, Himself, Alone

Alone on the street, Gem joins up with the Rippers gang to escape his old life, burying his past the best he can.

Riker, a vice cop, makes it his business to put Gem behind bars, but he can’t break the alibis Gem has for crimes Riker knows he has committed.

Gem has a special gift for unbreakable alibis.

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Ronnie, Between the Cracks #5

Ronnie, Between the Cracks #5

(Book #5) Ronnie was the one child in the Simpson family to escape from the abuse and grow up in a normal home without being bounced from place to place or ending up on the street. That was what the others all thought. That was what Ronnie told herself. When Ronnie could remember. ...
Goodreads Giveaway! Making Her Mark

Goodreads Giveaway! Making Her Mark

Making Her Mark will be released soon. Be one of the first to read it by entering to win a paperback copy through this Goodreads Giveaway!
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The New Releases You've Been Waiting For: Chloe and more

The New Releases You’ve Been Waiting For: Chloe and more

Book 4 of the Between the Cracks series is now out! Pick up your copy of Chloe today. Even if you haven't read the rest of the series, Chloe can be read as a stand alone book. Read more about Chloe or scroll down for more new releases!
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Goodreads Giveaway for Chloe, Between the Cracks #4

Goodreads Giveaway for Chloe, Between the Cracks #4

I am changing things up a little bit and running a Goodreads Giveaway for a paperback copy of Chloe, Between the Cracks #4 before release rather than after. So here is your chance to be one of the first to read Chloe!
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Reading List: Young Adult Fiction about Mental/ Psychological Abuse

Reading List: Young Adult Fiction about Mental/ Psychological Abuse

I have previously posted reading lists for physical abuse and sexual abuse, and it's high time I published one about mental, emotional, or psychological abuse. Mental abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse, but is harder to recognize , and not likely to get the same kind of attention and treatment as physical abuse. There are a number of studies and stats available on mental abuse; it would appear that somewhere between 30 and 43 percent of adults have experienced some form or mental or psychological abuse as children or in their intimate partner relationships.
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Audiobook release Don't Forget Steven

Audiobook release Don’t Forget Steven

Don't Forget Steven is my first book available in audiobook format! I consume a lot of my reading by audiobook, so I am happy to be able to offer one of my own. You can find the audiobook of Don't Forget Steven at the following online stores:
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Excerpt from A Mother's Trial

Excerpt from A Mother’s Trial

Don’t forget I have a Kindle freebie promo running for In the Tick of Time. Check it out! I am going to have a contest and a bunch of promos going for Canada Day and Independence Day, so check back here this weekend.
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Review of Once Brothers, now on Goodreads Giveaway

Review of Once Brothers, now on Goodreads Giveaway

My lovely hubby has written another book review for me. This one for Once Brothers. Don't forget that I currently have a giveaway running for a signed copy of Once Brothers on Goodreads!
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Tattooed Teardrops wins Top Fiction Book for Teens

Tattooed Teardrops wins Top Fiction Book for Teens

A year ago, I was announcing to you that Ruby, Between the Cracks had won one of the 2015 Top Ten Best Books for Teens award put out by Library Services for Youth in Custody. Wow, how time flies! During the ensuing year, the committee requested copies of three of my books  for the 2016 award:
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Excerpt from Intersexion

Excerpt from Intersexion

First draft of Proxy is finished! Look for it to be published later this year. I'm currently planning for my next Camp Nanowrimo novel, to start April 1.
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New book release! Intersexion hits the market

New book release! Intersexion hits the market

Intersexion is now live at Amazon! Pick up your Kindle or paperback copy now. This is one of those stories that just grabbed me by the throat and demanded to be written. The idea, the cover, and the story all just came together like a tidal wave, and it bumped another book out of its way on my publication schedule.
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Reading List: Young Adult Fiction About Sexual Abuse

Reading List: Young Adult Fiction About Sexual Abuse

In the past three months, I have written the first draft of the next two books in the Between the Cracks series, and I am poised to write two more books in a yet-unpublished series over the next six weeks. All researched and outlined and ready to start on Monday, February 1st. I wrote the first book last February, so it's only fitting!
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Excerpt from Between Families

Excerpt from Between Families

Take a look at an interview of the main character of my book, Looking Over Your Shoulder! It was a lot of fun to do.
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Excerpt from Lacy's End

Excerpt from Lacy’s End

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!
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Reading List: Young Adult Fiction About Abuse

Reading List: Young Adult Fiction About Abuse

It has been a while since I posted a reading list! Abuse is one of the topics that I write a lot about. Looking over my list and some other young adult novels, I think I am going to break it down into four separate lists. Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Neglect Mental/Psychological Abuse I will start today with physical abuse. There are lot of memoirs about physical abuse, but there are not a lot of popular young adult books that revolve primarily around physical abuse ...
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