January 14, 2022
Author Dallas Woodburn skillfully flips friends into lovers in the love triangle between Carissa, Brad, and Rose using two points of view.
Set for February release the friends-to-lovers romance delivers a heartwarming message about self-improvement, identity, and acceptance in an image-obsessed culture.
This is Woodburn's second novel with a short story collection How To Make Paper When the World is Ending slated for June publication.
A former John Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing, Woodburn's writing has been honored with the Cypress & Pine Short Fiction Award, the international Glass Woman Prize, and four Pushcart Prize nominations.
When she's not writing, Dallas hosts the podcast "Overflowing Bookshelves." Woodburn is also a book doula.
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October 25, 2021
Author D. A. Reed delivers a message of hope to struggling teens, their parents and educators in her young adult novels "All The Things We Didn't See" and "Nothin' but Gutters and Change."
"There is always help," she said. "As a society, we need to eradicate the stigma around mental illness. I didn't realize it was such a big problem."
After writing twice about difficult issues for teens, Reed realized that she need to be aware, that these problems exist in society.
"People approached me to write about depression and suicide," she said.
At first she balked at the issues, but then Reed buckled up to bring awareness to serious problems that people are struggling with.
"I made sure to write it in a way so it's not that intense that people wouldn't want to read about it," she said.
Reed found a balance between stating the truth correctly while injecting some sarcastic humor into the stories.
"I always try to find that silver lining in difficult situations," she said.