Teens

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

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)

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