About the Author (from her website):
"I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, where I specialized in writing for children and young adults. My middle grade novel, Unwritten, will be published by Jolly Fish Press in October 2018. I teach creative writing in San Diego Community College’s Continuing Education Program and for the PEN Writers in Prisons Program. I have also worked as a writing mentor through the program Booming Ground and served on the editorial board of PRISM International. I do freelance editing for the company Narrative Ink, and I am the former fiction editor of Straylight Literary Magazine. My work has appeared in Word Riot, the Beloit Fiction Journal, Cricket, and other publications. I live in San Diego."
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Twelve-year-old Gracie Freeman is living a normal life, but she is haunted by the fact that she is actually a character from a story, an unpublished fairy tale she's never read. When she was a baby, her parents learned that she was supposed to die in the story, and with the help of a magic book, took her out of the story, and into the outside world, where she could be safe. But Gracie longs to know what the story says about her. Despite her mother's warnings, Gracie seeks out the story's author, setting in motion a chain of events that draw herself, her mother, and other former storybook characters back into the forgotten tale. Inside the story, Gracie struggles to navigate the blurred boundary between who she really is and the surprising things the author wrote about her. As the story moves toward its deadly climax, Gracie realizes she'll have to face a dark truth and figure out her own fairy-tale ending.