OCD

Buzzfeed | 29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFgKYXRQevm/ Absolutely honored to see EVERY LAST WORD on this important list and alongside so many incredible books. Thank you, @buzzfeed readers! And thank you, @viotoki for this lovely shot and your kind words. READ MORE

Words for C

At the end of my author’s note, I told you about C, the teen who inspired me to write Every Last Word. Well, C left for college this week. She decided to go to school far from home, even though the whole idea still scares her. A lot. And she’s majoring in adolescent psychology, hoping

By |2017-05-29T13:14:21+00:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: Every Last Word|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Every Last Word | Featured in School Library Connection

What a nice way to start the new year! I’m thrilled with this review of Every Last Word in the January issue of School Library Connection Magazine: In this realistic and engaging novel, Stone takes the reader directly into the mind of a teenage girl who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder. Sam strives to keep her disorder and her treatment

Epic Reads | Book Shimmy Awards: Every Last Word Makes Final Round

Every Last Word made it into the Epic Reads Book Shimmy Awards FINAL ROUND! Thank you so much, awesome readers! This is it, friends. Will you give Sam and the Poets one more vote? Thank you!

Epic Reads | Book Shimmy Awards: Every Last Word Makes Semi-Finals

If you loved EVERY LAST WORD, I’d love your vote in the #BookShimmyAwards, Mental Health Matters category! It’s been a big year in YA literature for this important topic. Thank you for reading our stories, sharing them, and talking about teens and mental health. Your voice matters! Vote for all your favorite books here: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/2015-book-shimmy-awards-semi-finals

School Library Journal | Tackling Mental Health Through YA Lit

Tackling Mental Health Through YA Lit Honored to see EVERY LAST WORD in this School Library Journal article, and so excited to be taking part in the “Teen Librarian Toolbox“ discussion on mental health in YA literature (‪#‎MHYALit‬). Throughout 2016, a variety of authors, librarians, and teens will be sharing personal stories and discussing books,

OCD Awareness Week

In honor of OCD awareness week, I’ve made donations to three non-profit organizations that are doing wonderful things to raise awareness about OCD and reaching out to teens who are struggling with their mental health: ReachOut: Helping young adults who struggle with feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of suicide to build resilience, withstand tough times and

Your Tango | The Devastating Reality Of Living With OCD

“I know that somewhere, right now, a little girl is up at 4 in the morning, checking each lock on each door in her home 14 times. And I want her to see this. “I want her to know that it’s OK to not feel OK. That she actually is okay, just as she is,

Mom Advice | Sundays With Writers: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Q. Sam, the main character in your story, is a teen secretly struggling with OCD. Why did you decide to talk about this illness and what do you hope your YA readers will gain from sharing this story? A: I first became interested in telling a story about a teen with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD Awareness Week

For OCD Awareness Week, I’ll be sharing some of the articles, videos and other research materials I found most helpful in writing Every Last Word. I’ll also share some recent interviews on teen mental health and the 16-year-old behind this story. OCD is often misunderstood and I’ve learned so much along the way (and I’m

By |2017-05-02T19:51:45+00:00October 12th, 2015|Categories: Updates|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Voya | Every Last Word Review

I’m delighted with these two incredible reviews for Every Last Word in the August issue of VOYA Magazine! Thank you, VOYA! “This tender novel shows how powerful and helpful the brain can be under stress without being clinical or detached. This book is highly recommended.” “Readers will immediately connect with Sam… High schoolers who enjoy realistic

Every Last Word | Nook Bestseller

Well this certainly made my day! Thanks for making Every Last Word a teen bestseller, Nook readers!!! START READING NOW

PopCrush | 10 Best Young Adult Books Coming Out in June 2015

Honored to be on this incredible list. Thanks for including EVERY LAST WORD, PopCrush! “An intense story on all fronts, Every Last Word greets us with Samantha McAllister, who’s trying to keep her OCD disorder a secret from her ‘friends.’ That is, until she meets Caroline. Caroline introduces Sam to a misfit group called Poet’s

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