"This is an outstanding novel... Erin is a perfectly flawed heroine." ~ Semifinalist, 2017 BookLife Prize (10 out of 10 in All 5 Categories Judged)
"Rowen's angsty, passionate debut explores the virtues and pratfalls of rock and roll fandom... Rowen's frank delivery will hold readers from start to finish." ~ Publishers Weekly
Erin Reardon gets her first kiss from Jim Morrison and loses her virginity to David Bowie. When she flunks out of college, Bruce Springsteen comforts her, and Elvis Costello breaks her heart in Europe. So what happens when she finally meets a rock star in the flesh?
Erin's a lonely misfit with an eating disorder and a wild imagination. She believes she was born to save—and love—at least one tortured musician, and is willing to risk almost everything to fulfill that destiny.
"...gracefully grapples with several important issues, including alcohol and drug addiction, loss, grief and sexuality... There are also many entertaining pop-culture references to offset the weighty themes... An intriguing novel that looks at the ways that people cope with the pain in their lives." ~ Kirkus Reviews
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a newly revised and edited second edition of a critically-acclaimed, award-winning literary/women's fiction piece sure to compel you to keep those pages turning. [DRM-Free]
Books by Mary Rowen:
- "Leaving the Beach"
- "Living by Ear"
- "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way" (Coming Spring 2020)
More Great Women's Fiction from Evolved Publishing:
- "Participant" by Carmen Kemp
- "All the Tomorrows" by Nillu Nasser
- The "Borderline" Series by Taya DeVere
- "Yours to Keep or Throw Aside" by E.D. Martin
- "White Chalk" by P.K. Tyler
- "Cassia" by Lanette Kauten
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About the Author
I’m drawn to stories about women facing and overcoming challenges at various stages of life, so I love reading and writing women’s fiction. Music, musicians, and music fans tend to find their way into my work too.
Other interests include feminism, body image issues, parenting, and current events. I blog about that stuff and more whenever I can. My essays have been featured on numerous sites and blogs, including Mutha Magazine, Feminine Collective, and Huffington Post.
A graduate of Providence College, I was raised in the Massachusetts Merrimack Valley, and live in the Boston area with my family and pets.