Fear of Falling

Fear of Falling

by Hannah R Goodman


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Fear of Falling by Hannah R Goodman

With two ex-boyfriends haunting her and a newly recovered alcoholic sister, seventeen-year-old Maddie Hickman has a lot to deal with. She begins her junior year steeped in self-pity and grief until she receives an anonymous letter.

"Anonymous", a student at Maddie's school, is a guy who confesses to liking another guy. He's terrified of coming out and being alienated by parents, peers, as well as the boy he likes- a jock with everything to lose if he's outed to their homophobic high school. "Anonymous" begs Maddie to use her power as editor of the school newspaper to help him.

The letter forces Maddie to step out of her grief and into the real world, where she soon finds herself imploring the school's administration to publish an article protesting homophobia. When they refuse, she decides she has to go outside the lines to help Anonymous and other gay students. Even with the help of friends, Maddie must choose how far she is willing to go, especially when her safety and her own reputation are in jeopardy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508648550
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2015
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Hannah Goodman is the founder and editor of Sucker Literary, which features undiscovered and new YA authors and All The Way YA, a website dedicated to talking about the guts and glory of writing YA fiction. She is represented by Erzsi Deàk of Hen&ink Literary.

The first Maddie book, My Sister's Wedding, was the first place winner of The Writer's Digest International Self-Publishing Contest, 2004, children's book division. The second book in the series, My Summer Vacation, was originally published in 2006 and went on to win a bronze IPPY in 2007. Fear of Falling, was released in the fall of 2009 and was praised by teachers and readers for tackling subjects like homophobia and coming out. Hannah republished My Sister's Wedding and My Sumer Vacation in 2014.

The final Maddie book in the series remains unpublished at this time but is looking forward to finding a home soon!

Hannah is a member of SCBWI and the Association of Rhode Island Authors as well as a graduate of Pine Manor College's Solstice Program in Creative Writing, where she earned an MFA in Writing For Young People. Currently she is finishing a C.A.G.S in Mental Health Counseling at Rhode Island College. She resides in Bristol, RI with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and a fish named Schwartz.

If you really want to find Hannah, check your local Starbucks, where she may be drinking a foamy cup of tea and working on her next novel.

Find her on the web at hannahrgoodman.com.

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