Award-winning YA Author Tracy Hewitt Meyer Tackles Self-harm in the Emotionally Charged Novel A LIFE, REDEFINED

A Life, Redefined by Tracy Hewitt Meyer
A Life, Redefined by Tracy Hewitt Meyer
LIVONIA, Mich. - March 12, 2020 - PRLog -- The emotional trauma that centers around self-harm and cutting is a reality many teenagers face. Author and social worker Tracy Hewitt Meyer tackles this tough topic with gut-wrenching heart, honesty, and courage in her new young adult series.

"As a social worker and addictions counselor, I've seen my share of teenagers dealing with pain and emotional suffering through acts of self-harm and cutting," says Meyer. "My hope is they can use Rowan's story as a source of hope and strength—hope that there is a future worth fighting for, and strength to take one step at a time."

In A Life, Redefined, we are introduced to seventeen-year-old Rowan Slone, who eases the pain of her baby brother's death by cutting. She dreams of escaping her dysfunctional family and going to college—the same family that holds her responsible for his death. When her long-time crush invites her to Prom, life suddenly begins to look better. Rowan's sister, Trina, however, is determined to ruin her new-found happiness. And when Rowan discovers her mother's long-held secret, she finds herself teetering on the edge of an abyss. Rowan must find the strength to move toward the future she so desperately craves and escape her past.

Rowan's story continues in A Life, Forward (fall 2020) and concludes in A Life, Freed (summer 2021).

Readers and fans of Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, and Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen will easily relate to—and cheer for—Rowan Slone as she learns to manage her pain and eventually break free from the nightmare she's been living.

Advance Praise

"A searing portrayal of a teen navigating her dysfunctional family that leaves readers hopeful. Meyer astutely captures the horrors of self-harm and domestic violence." —Kirkus Reviews

"a deep, emotionally intense novel… Meyer is an author worth keeping an eye on, and a talent worth reading!!!" —InD'Tale Magazine

A Life, Redefined is published by BHC Press and is available in hardcover (978-1-64397-012-7), trade softcover (978-1-64397-013-4), and ebook (978-1-64397-014-1) at fine book retailers everywhere. Booksellers, librarians, and retailers can purchase copies though Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, Overdrive, and Perma-Bound.

About the author: Tracy Hewitt Meyer is an award-winning author of young adult fiction. She resides in Virginia with her husband and three children where she is currently working on her next novel.

About  BHC Press: BHC Press is an award-winning independent publisher of general fiction and nonfiction hardcover, softcover, and ebooks for both YA and adults. To learn more, visit their website.

Joni Firestone
BHC Press

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