In SCARS, Kendra is a sexual abuse survivor who can't remember who her abuser is. When the memories flood her, she cuts to cope with the pain, and also turns to her therapist, her girlfriend, and a family friend for help. SCARS is a 2011 Top Ten YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers, and a Governor General Literary Award Finalist.
In HUNTED, Caitlyn is a telepath in a world where it's illegal to have paranormal talents. She's on the run from government troopers, and she has to choose whether to stay in hiding, or save the world.
In both books, I drew on my own abuse and trauma experience to flesh out the fiction.
Hi Cheryl, Welcome to the Network. You will meet many wonderful and helpful folks here. I am currently editing a book for a brother and sister who were sexually and physically abused for years. I know how hard it was for them to write their story; I'm sure the same is true for you. Thank you for sharing your story. Enjoy the writing experience~Adele