Surviving Life

Surviving Life

by Jeanne Skartsiaris


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Carson Harper hates life. Hates that she's fat and hates that her mother won't let her do anything because she might get hurt. On the last day of her junior year Carson leaves a note for her mother detailing her plan to escape to an outward bound camp - alone. She'll prove her strength to those mean kids at school who harassed her, and she'll show her mom she's not afraid to take a risk by doing something so big it will change everything. Ha, they'll all have the last laugh at Carson Harper.
If only her mother had seen the note. If only a piece of space debris hadn't annihilated their home.
At her outward bound camp in Colorado, Carson becomes lost in the midst of a forest fire and embarks on a survival-of-the fittest journey as she searches for home and finds herself.

SURVIVING LIFE is the story of how a teenager's brave decision to defy her mother and prove she can survive in the world, teaches both mother and daughter lessons about life and the marvelous and terrifying things that can happen as you give in to passion to live every minute to the fullest.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492917397
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

I started writing to quell the little voices in my head. I always had a story or dialog sifting through my brain. Surviving Life is a story close to my heart. I love the character, Carson, because I know what it's like to be the "invisible girl." Carson is strong, though she doesn't see herself that way.
As a mom "caution" is my middle name. I'm pretty much like Bet, Carson's mom. Overprotective, micro-managing and I jump at my own shadow. My poor child was in a car seat until junior high. I see the world as one big safety hazard.
When I'm not writing, I work as a Sonographer. I spend my days looking at cute babies. It's pretty fun most of the time. It was a great career to work in while I finished college with a degree in photography. My goal was to get my Master's degree in Bio-communication and become a Medical Illustrator. I was lucky enough to find a job right out of college as a Medical Photographer for a plaintiff's law firm. Interesting work. (never did get the Master's degree) Each case was different and I learned a lot about safety issues. Truck wrecks, plane crashes, malpractice, electrocution, you name it. As a photographer I saw some pretty awful stuff and worked in the field for seventeen years.
No wonder I'm such a safety freak.
I attended creative writing courses at Southern Methodist University and I'm a member of Romance Writers of America and the local chapter, Dallas Area Romance Authors.

Surviving Life is one of four books I've finished. I hope you enjoy.

You can find me on Facebook at Jeanne Skartsiaris, Author and Twitter, @jskartsiaris.

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