BOOKS 2017-09-12T14:21:15+00:00

THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH

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“One of 2017’s Biggest Debuts” – Bustle

Sebastian Alvaréz is trying to hold the pieces together, to not flunk out of school, keep his sort-of-best friend, Wild Kyle, from doing something stupid, and to see his beloved Ma through chemo. When he meets Birdie Paxton, a near-Valedictorian at a party she’s not supposed to be at, an undeniable attraction sparks and suddenly Bash isn’t worried about anything—except wanting to know her. Before either of them can make a move, they’re quickly pulled apart and a horrifying tragedy links Birdie + Bash together—yet neither knows it.

When they finally reconnect and begin to fall – hard – the events of the tragedy unfold, changing both their lives in ways they can never undo. Based on true events and told in alternating perspectives, THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH is a beautiful, complex, and ultimately hopeful teen novel that will move you to the very last page.

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LIFE INSIDE MY MIND

31 Authors Share Their Personal – Available April 2018

Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t get out of bed? Not the occasional morning, but every day? Do you find yourself listening to a voice in your head that says “you’re not good enough,” “not good-looking enough,” “not thin enough,” “not smart enough”? Have you ever found yourself unable to do homework or pay attention in class unless everything is “just so” on your desk? Everyone has had days like that, but what if you have them every day?

You’re not alone. Millions of people are going through similar things. However, issues around mental health still tend to be treated as something shrouded in shame or discussed in whispers. It’s easier to have a broken bone—something tangible that can be “fixed”—than to have a mental illness, and easier to have a discussion about sex then it is to have one about mental health.

LIFE INSIDE MY MIND is an anthology of true life events from writers of this generation, for this generation. These essays tackle everything from neurodiversity to addiction to OCD to PTSD and much more. These authors want to show their fans, that they are not alone; that you don’t have to feel helpless as you witness a friend or family member struggle, and, perhaps, they can start a conversation.

Participating writers include E.K. Anderson, J.L. Armentrout, Cyn Balog, Amber Benson, Francesca Lia Block, Jessica Burkhart, Crissa Chappell, Sarah Fine, Kelly Fiore, Candace Ganger, Meghan Kelley Hall, Cynthia Hand, Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, Tara Kelly, Karen Mahoney, Melissa Marr, Kim McCreight, Hannah Moskowitz, Scott Neumyer, Lauren Oliver, Aprilynne Pike, Tom Pollack, Amy Reed, Cindy Rodriquez, Francisco Stork, Wendy Tolliver, Rob Wells, Dan Wells, Rachel Wilson, and Sara Zarr.