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If you loved SCARS, don't miss my newest YA psychological thriller STAINED!
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You don't deserve to be hurt, not by anyone, not even yourself.
You DO deserve your own love and compassion. :)
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Rosi at The Write Stuff reviews my book STAINED and has a copy to give away to a US resident.
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One of my videos on banned books, and some banned and challenged YA and kidlit books I recommend.
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YA writer. Author of SCARS, HUNTED, & more.
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Female
Birthday
August 19
Other names
C. A. Rainfield (author of The Last Dragon, Walking Both Sides--as well as, under Cheryl Rainfield, SCARS and HUNTED)
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YA author of SCARS, STAINED (Oct 1), HUNTED, and other books.
Introduction
I write the books I needed as a teen and couldn't find. I write YA fiction--both edgy realistic fiction and edgy fantasy. STAINED (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 1, 2013) is about Sarah, a girl with a port-wine stain and body image issues who is abducted and who must find a way to rescue herself. SCARS (WestSide Books) is about Kendra, a teen sexual abuse survivor who cuts to cope and who is queer--a lot of my own experiences went into that book (it's my arm on the cover). HUNTED (WestSide Books) is about Caitlyn, a teen telepath who is being hunted by government troopers in a world where it's illegal to be a paranormal. 

I try to put compassion and heart into all my books, as well as an awareness of oppression, and a good story that entertains. As an incest and ritual abuse survivor, and someone who is queer, I know a lot about oppression and pain--and hope. Bits of my abuse experience seem to go into every book, along with hope and healing. I also put strong girls (and boys) into all my books. I believe survivors are strong, and that we can make positive change in the world.

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My US publisher is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

I'm represented by the lovely Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger.

My book publicist is the wonderful Julie Schoerke of JKS Communications.

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If you're a YA or Kidlit (teen and children's book) person, there are now three (at least) lists to add your name to and to help you find other YAlit & kidlit people!

Kidlit people (includes YA) -- reviewers, book bloggers, authors, librarians, teachers, etc through +Melissa Wiley
https://plus.google.com/108175421459308378989/posts/f3VYwVobEjk


YAlit and Kidlit bloggers through +Kate Messner
https://plus.google.com/116696959300142531734/posts/3hATdL32ZFC

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YAlit and Kidlit people through +Debbie Ohi
https://plus.google.com/115121110877145330939/posts/QQkAdWb8iz1

Now I have even more people to add to my Circles! Very cool!

I hope you'll join us. :)
Bragging rights
SCARS is a Governor General Literary Award finalist (the biggest literary award in Canada); #1 in ALA's Top 10 Quick Picks, got a starred review from SLJ, on the Rainbow List, and more. I am so happy SCARS is reaching people! (beaming). HUNTED is a finalist for the Monica Hughes Science Fiction and Fantasy Award, and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award.
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Toronto, ON, Canada