Coming-of-Age Novel About Overcoming Trauma Written By Survivor: Book Released

With over 400 million fiction books being sold in the United States over each of the past two years, the newly released novel Saving Summer arrives as another option for American readers. Saving Summer revolves around the story of a teenage Kansas girl who grows up traumatized by her narcissistic parents. She develops a network of people who help her get through her suffering throughout a story that spans the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

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One of the central plot pieces in the new novel is the main character, Summer Stevens, being kicked out of her home at age 16 by her stepfather. She goes on to persevere through homelessness while continuing on as a high school student. The novel was written to provide hope to young students and to deliver the message that victims of trauma can persist through their problems to become victors in life.

Trauma has become an increasingly examined phenomenon. Research shows that Google searches for the term trauma have steadily risen since the mid-2000s – and Saving Summer is a fictional tale written to help readers understand and process trauma in their own lives.

The author, Suzy Ryan, drew upon lived experience in writing Saving Summer. She is a Kansas native who survived traumatizing experiences such as the development of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection.

Suzy spent more than two decades as an award-winning educator. She saw firsthand that many of her own students were struggling with trauma. In writing Saving Summer, she has merged her careers as a writer and trauma-focused educator to tell a story about overcoming emotional damage.

As the founder of Warrior Publishing, Suzy provides a platform for other authors who are interested in telling stories about overcoming trauma. Her site also provides tips for becoming a published author, writer advice gleaned from conferences, and novel writing tips.

Published author Kiesa Kay reviewed the novel, stating, “Saving Summer sparkles with courage. Readers will cheer for this strong athlete as she overcomes struggle and learns to build new dreams.”

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