YAPC would like to welcome Carrigan Richards to the blog today. She is here to share some info about her book Pieces of Me. If this looks like something you would like to read, please go pick up a copy!
Seventeen-year-old Corinne has everything. Her life. Family. Friends. Boyfriend. But in that one second, she loses it all. Now she’s left with harrowing nightmares. Hallucinations. And panic attacks that seem to come out of nowhere. She tries everything to take the pain away, but there’s only one option she sees as a true way out.
When Corinne is sent to live in a psychiatric institution, she doesn’t want to talk. It’s pointless. They can’t help her. But slowly Corinne opens up and wants to remember what it’s like to be happy so she begins reliving her past life to her doctor. She knows she can’t live in the past, but she sees no future and is faced with the hardest decision of her life.
Content Warning: This book deals with suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental illnesses.
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About the Author: Carrigan was born in Cullman, Alabama, but grew up in Birmingham, and moved to Atlanta at 18. She earned her BA in English at Kennesaw State University. For as long as she can remember, she was always making up stories and characters inside her head, sometimes using her dolls to act out the scenes.
When she’s not writing (which is rare), she’s spending time with her husband, family, and friends, listening to music, playing with her four furbabies, or cheering on her Atlanta Braves.
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