Dancing with Shadows
"You need to decide...is knowing them worth the pain once you lose them?"
At fifteen-years-old, Olivia Karsen is told she might die. Instead of being focused on dance class, boys, and learning how to drive like the typical teenager, Olivia finds herself diagnosed with a blood disorder - a disorder that could end up killing her.
Finding herself in a fight for her life, Olivia battles fear: not only of dying, but of everything around her. Concurrently, Olivia deals with a strained relationship with her best friend as well as bullying because of her condition. During her journey, Olivia meets Ella and Michael. Despite their age differences, they forge a bond and friendship that provides Olivia with the tools she will need to live life to the fullest - if she can let go of fear long enough to try.
About Deborah Reed (Grand Rapids, Michigan Author)
Deborah wrote her first novel as a teenager. After letting it sit in a drawer for almost 20 years, her sister encouraged her to dig it out and re-write it with a bit more adult perspective. That one project has developed into a several novels over two main genres: Inspirational Young Adult and Action/Suspense.
Deborah's action/suspense books are filled with action, mystery, adventure, a bit of romance, and enough excitement to grab the reader from the first page to the last. She writes in a style that won't embarrass her mother, but doesn't shy away from the gritty reality of the worlds she creates. Deborah's inspirational young adult novels are based on challenges children and adults alike face every day. Her characters touch the hearts of readers even after the last page has been turned. Deborah's hope is that the message her novels contain will help and encourage those who read them.
Deborah lives in West Michigan with her husband and two children. She is an accomplished pianist, and is active in the music ministry at church. She also enjoys running and photography, and has helped design all of the covers for her books. Recently, Deborah had the opportunity to participate in Johnathan Rand's Author Quest camp as an instructor. She fell in love with the haven of encouragement Author Quest gives young writers. To find out more about Author Quest, click here: http://www.americanchillers.com/