Melanie always seemed to have a great life. She had a new house, a new car, and the perfect family. But things are not always what they seem. Behind the grand doors screaming and broken knick knacks are the norm. But things are looking up for their family and it seems Melanie’s mother is starting to make progress in therapy- until they stumble on the shocking scene that reveals what she’s really been doing with the doctor. And then her Dad, the only solid point in her turbulent life, suddenly is gone for good.
Family Inflamed is a YA book full of intrigue, heartbreak, affairs and abuse and assault. Through one girl’s eyes we discover a toxic cesspool that is anything but the picture perfect family kids dream of. Melanie struggles to hold herself together and define herself and her life on her own terms and fights against fate in this coming of age drama.
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A physical print book is slated to come out within the year as well. I know as a reader I sometimes feel cheated if I buy multiple formats of the same book so I’m releasing the print edition with special edition bonus content including book club questions, interview with the author (that’s me guys!), and a discussion on why I thought it was important to have diverse characters including Asian American, Hispanic American, Middle Eastern American, LGBT+ and disabled characters (Spoiler alert: it’s because the real world is full of diverse different people and there are way too many teen books that act like the world is vanilla.)
An audio edition is not currently scheduled.