17-year-old Ryann was diagnosed with anxiety and depression this past fall. Lately, she's been struggling to keep her head above water as she wades through her Junior year of high school, trying as hard as she can to feel normal. Scared to talk about her diagnosis with those close to her for fear of bringing them undue burden, she turns to blogging about her feelings. As Ryann goes through exams, school musicals, prom, and boy drama, and everything that constitutes a normal 17-year-old's life, she can't help but feel like somehow she is doing everything wrong. She doesn't understand why everyone around her seems to be able to get through okay when the simplest things can cause her to fly into a panic. Her blog posts are her place of anonymous sanctuary. What happens, though, when her anonymous blog starts affecting her real life? What happens when someone finds out about her secrets?
I have had a passion for reading and writing since I was in junior high. Books are treasures, and knowledge is the best tool anyone can have. I remember trying to write silly little stories as a kid in elementary school, and gradually worked my way up to writing longer, more serious works. I didn't initially plan to be an author when I grew up. The more experience I gained, and the more books I read, however, pulled me farther and farther into the literary world! I like to think that I didn't find writing as a career, writing found me and taught me where I truly belong.
I have obtained a Master's Degree in Public History from Southern New Hampshire University, and I have Bachelor's Degrees in Creative Writing and English, along with a minor in Anthropology. I particularly enjoy reading YA novels, hanging with my dog, and learning about occult history. I have lived in the Rochester, New York area my entire life.
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