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  • 2024 Pushcart Prize Nominee
    Generation Annihilation is a 2024 Pushcart Prize Nominee. Winners announced spring 2024. Publication in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses is awarded annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction published by literary magazines or small presses during the current year.   […]
  • Generation Annihilation
    Release Date Announced: Generation Annihilation will be available across all platforms in October, 2023. Set in an abandoned lunatic asylum in rural West Virginia, Generation Annihilation follows the terrifying and haunting experience of Shaun Treadway as he fights a system determined to annihilate all teenagers, all while fighting to prevent his own annihilation. […]
  • Publishers Weekly U.S. Book Show
    The inaugural U.S. Book Show is a three-day virtual conference conceived and crafted by Publishers Weekly to serve the bookselling, library, media and book publishing industry. The most trusted voice in the industry for 150 years, Publishers Weekly offers deep editorial expertise and dedication to excellence. Here you’ll find valuable information about forthcoming titles and serve up one-to-one connections with exhibitors, booksellers, librarians, book media, authors, editors and more. U.S. Book Show will feature a variety of keynote speakers, editor and author panels, and special timely and […]
  • For Immediate Release
    Award-winning YA Author Tracy Hewitt Meyer Tackles Dysfunctional Family Relationships and Self-harm in the Emotionally Charged Rowan Slone Series. The emotional trauma of abusive and dysfunctional family relationships is a reality many children and teenagers face. Author and social worker Tracy Hewitt Meyer continues to tackles this tough topic with gut-wrenching heart, honesty, and courage in her Rowan Slone series. Readers first met Rowan Slone in the series opener, A Life, Redefined. Rowan’s story continues in A Life, Forward as a senior in high school. She has a new job and a safe place […]
  • More Screams For Your Horror Dreams Giveaway
    Enter for a chance to win The Reformation of Marli Meade, or one of the other amazing prizes. One lucky winner will win a chilling Whiteland gift package. Package includes a signed, hardcover copy of Whiteland by Rosie Cranie-Higgs, a Whiteland poster (suitable for framing), a coffee mug, an audiobook for Whiteland, and a totebag to carry it all in! Twentyfive winners will receive their choice of audiobook download code. Audiobook prize will be given in the form of a code to redeem at Click Here To Enter […]
  • A Life Forward, Pre-Order for November 5, 2020.
    Appalachian teen Rowan Slone has left her dysfunctional, violent past behind. She’s ready for her senior year in high school, she has a new job that she loves, and a safe place to call home. Rowan is close to achieving everything she’s ever wanted—a sense of family, a sense of purpose, and a sense of self. But there are cracks in Rowan’s new life as relationship issues threaten to send her future crumbling to the ground, including managing self-harm impulses. When her long-held secret is discovered, Rowan must find the courage to fight for the most important thing yet—herself. Pre-Order your […]
  • A Life, Redefined Review by B. Lynn Goodwin
    Emotional Honesty Reigns: The teen world is complex and filled with highs and lows. Meyer digs into them fearlessly, creating imagery and a story for teens and adults alike. Read it for yourself and see how much you root for Rowan. […]
  • A Life, Redefined is released into the world today
    A searing, troubling, poignant and hopeful glance into one teen’s life. This novel tackles domestic violence, racism, teen pregnancy, self-harm, infanticide. It also dives into teen romance, how help and support can come from the unlikeliest of places, and how life can change—for the better—in an instant. We never know what the future holds. Hold tight, my readers. […]
  • A Life, Redefined is available for pre-order now. Release date 3/12/2020.
    Seven years ago, an innocent act by Rowan Slone turned her life into a nightmare. Since the age of ten she’s lived with the burden of her baby brother’s death. Now she is seventeen and all she wants to do is graduate high school, go to college, and escape the loveless family she has endured all these years—the same family that holds her responsible for his death. But no one holds her responsible more than herself. When long-time crush Mike Anderson invites her to the Prom, suddenly her future looks brighter. Rowan’s younger sister, Trina, however, is determined to ruin her […]
  • On Being An Introvert-Acquiring the Elusive Quiet Mind
    I am the victim of the times–surrounded by constant stimulation, whether it be text alerts, social media, murmuring television or radio in the background, people talking to me, at me…the absolute dreaded phone call. As someone who leans so far into the introvert category, I could easily spend a solid week (or more?) completely alone, without talking to a soul. I absorb quiet like a tonic I can drink, like a vapor I can smell. I need quiet like I need food, water, air. But I am rarely immersed in quiet. It is so rare, in fact, that I feel like my mind is under constant assault. And if I do […]
  • IPPY Gold Medal Award-Winner
    Hi folks, and a very happy Wednesday to ya. I just returned from two days in the famed New York City where I picked up some new hardware. My YA thriller, The Reformation of Marli Meade, won gold in the Best Regional Fiction category, Mid-Atlantic region. What does best regional fiction mean? It’s not about where the author is from (like I thought originally, I admit), but rather the content of the book speaks about the region in some meaningful way, all while wrapped up in the work of fiction. The Reformation of Marli Meade is set in rural West Virginia, and is about 16 yr old Marli Meade. […]

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