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About The Author: D.A. Reed (Deborah Reed) writes young adult novels—from page-turning thrillers to stories based on challenges children and adults face every day.
Her stories have garnered the attention of readers and fellow authors alike. Since 2016, author Johnathan Rand has invited her to be a writing instructor at his Author Quest writing camp for young writers. She was also asked to present at several writer and educator conferences including the North of 45 Retreat for Writers; Delta Kappa Gamma Women’s Educator Conference; and regional district libraries. Deborah also offers writing workshops at various venues. Deborah’s international travels include leading creative writing workshops to children—most notably at the Sharjah International Book Fair in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
D.A. Reed’s books have received acclaim, notably: Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the category of Young Adult Fiction for All The Things We Didn’t See (2021) and Dare Accepted (2020); Best Indie Book Award (BIBA) in the category of Young Adult Drama for All The Things We Didn’t See (2021) and Nothin’ But Gutters And Pocket Change (2020); and Independent Press Award “Distinguished Favorite 2022” for All The Things We Didn’t See.
She also writes Suspense/Thriller fiction for adults, including Three Thrilling Tales, One Killer Book!, The Caitlin O’Reitly Mystery Series, and Web of Decieit; as well as a collection of humorous essays, Chicken Butthair: Tales of an Over-Caffeinated Human.
You may also find Deborah’s short horror stories published in Share Your Scare: A Lulu Anthology, and annual literary and visual arts magazine The Garfield Lake Review.
Deborah lives with her husband and family in Western Michigan.
Book Title: All The Things We Didn’t See
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Book Synopsis: It's been three years since Isobel Crane's sister died. Everyone thinks it was a tragic accident, but Izzy believes Astrid took her own life. When Izzy finds her sister's journal, her suspicions are confirmed. But Izzy isn't prepared for the hostility she must face from her own family and friends as she attempts to reveal Astrid's truth. While attempting to navigate her newly tumultuous life, Izzy realizes she could lose one of the people she loves most to the same darkness that claimed her sister. With her life unraveling at an alarming rate, Izzy is unsure how to do what she believes is right without destroying the relationships most important to her.
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