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LORRAINE REGULY: “Risky Issues: Stories About Identity, Drugs, Abuse, Death and Friendship”

Emerging Indie Author:

Lorraine Reguly

Latest Release:

Risky Issues: Stories About Identity, Drugs, Abuse, Death and Friendship


Lorraine Reguly

Short Description:

The stories in Risky Issues bring to light many issues faced by children, teenagers, and even adults.

The first story, The Secrets of the Study, is about a girl who enters her father’s study to get some blank printer paper but instead finds papers that reveal she is adopted. To compound things, her father catches her…

The second story, Pamela in the Park, is about a teenage girl who is out past curfew and is supposed to meet a temperamental drug dealer in the park to give him back some drugs she was holding for him. He doesn’t show up, but a policeman does…

The third story, The Day Adam Saw Red, is about sexual abuse. Adam, a victim, gives a speech to his class about this topic, and then goes outside to sit under an oak tree to ponder his dire situation, as his speech was a masked cry for help. He is befriended by the school custodian, who is thought to be “creepy” but who takes the time to speak to him to help solve his problem…

In the final story, My Best Friend, a young girl finds out that her Grandma’s dog died. She thinks of Snoopy as her own, and is devastated…

Representative Reviews:

“I don’t know how difficult it was for the author (herself a rape survivor) to write these short tales, but they certainly bring home some of the issues coming more and more into the light of publicity in recent times. Although each story highlights a different situation where the young people face up to unpleasant facts and go through mental, and in one case physical, trauma they are treated with respect and not made sensational or cringe making, so do not back away from reading them. In each case there are people who help, in one way or another, however, the reader can see what could have been a very different outcome.

Everyone, child or adult, should read, remember, be aware of and give caring help to victims of abuse and trauma. Well done Ms Reguly for having the courage to publish this book.”—Chris Graham, UK

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Author Bio:

I’m an author, a teacher, an editor, and the woman behind Wording Well. I have been a certified high school English teacher since 1999, and a Canadian-based freelancer who offers writing and editing services since 2013. I love writing and am pursuing a second career as an author. So far, I have been a contributor to two anthologies, and my book of short stories, Risky Issues, is now available! It’s being sold on Amazon. I’m now working on Letters to Julian, which I hope to release by the end of 2014.

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