Title: In the Rearview
Author: Maria Ann Green
Genre: YA Contemporary
Main Character: Meagan
Heartbreak, Healing, Hope
When Meagan’s secret is found out, and she realizes there is no way to outrun her habit of cutting, she tries to work through it, and her depression, before she cuts too deep, making a mistake that can never be undone.
Meagan’s problems aren’t like every other adolescent’s no matter how much she wishes they could be. Hers are worse. They’ve pulled her down into the depths of a depression that is anything but normal. She begins her pattern of self-harm as her depression threatens to drown her. She starts with one cut that leads to the next, and the next. After starting, it’s apparent that there’s no stopping, and Meagan spirals into a dark and cruel world she doesn’t understand. Meagan cuts to feel better, but that comfort doesn’t last long enough, and soon life is worse than it ever was before.
While learning to quit cutting Meagan faces life-altering obstacles and grows up in the process. IN THE REARVIEW is a story of pain, loss, confusion, and hope told through Meagan’s poems, journal entries, and a splash of narrative.
AUTHOR BIO: And so she wrote
Maria Green currently lives in Minnesota, despite its bitter winters, with her husband. She graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in English. When she isn’t writing, Maria loves to read with a cup of strong coffee or a glass of sweet wine, craft, and spend time with her family. This is her first published novel.
Fun/Weird facts about me: My favorite color is pink, yes still. My lucky number is 13. I love coffee, sweet white wine, and anything chocolate. I love having painted toenails. Scarves are my favorite Accessory. My favorite season is fall, and we have beautiful ones in Minnesota. I have a cat named Riley who was named after the character in National Treasure. My favorite place on earth is Paris, and I hope to go back someday.
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*The How: Anyone who buys my book, IN THE REARVIEW, in any e-version the first week it’s out, tty cool set of prizes. Send the emails to:, and sends me an email verification (screen shot your purchase confirmation, forward the confirmation email, take a picture of your computer screen – honestly whatever works) will be entered into the drawing to win a pre
*The Who: There will be THREE winners.
*The What: If you win there are a few things you will be getting. First, you will receive a gifted copy of my next published book in any e-version that you prefer. Second, because there is poetry in this book, I will write you poem that is specifically for you. The winner can feel free to provide personal information or likes to make the poem more specialized, but that is not required by any means. Third, I will name a character after each winner in my next book. I cannot guarantee that the character will live, or be a good guy, but the winners will get to be a character in a manuscript of mine. Fourth, and finally, each winner will get a mention, by name, in my next acknowledgments page. Fans are so essential. I really do appreciate everyone who is willing to spend their hard earned money on me and my little book, so this one is the most important piece to me for my giveaway.
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