Date Published: September 1st 2021
Publisher: The Blue Moth Press LLC
I can’t answer that question. I can’t tell him I’ve spent my whole life trying to disappear. I can’t tell him that I was born a drug addict. Or that I’ve been in foster homes so terrible I wished I didn’t exist. And I can’t tell him that last year ended any ambition I had to make it somewhere better in this world.
Drug addict parents. The foster care system. Living on the streets of New York City.
Zoie Cruz is used to an unflinching world that takes without giving back. But at seventeen she isn’t used to Northern Michigan, a family that wants her to succeed, and sobriety.
Everything changed on Christmas morning last year. Her social worker calls it a tragedy and her weekly Narcotics Anonymous meeting wants her to open up. All Zoie wants is to be left alone to get high.
When she meets local golden boy Dean, he’s determined to pull Zoie out of her darkness. And she’s determined to keep her walls sealed shut.
In a whirlwind struggle to stay clean, Zoie’s secrets can only stay hidden for so long.
About The Author
R.H. McMahan a.k.a. Mickie is a Puerto Rican and Irish author, born and raised in Chicago. She started making up stories on the playground in first grade, convincing all of her friends that she was Harry Potter’s sister. It’s a good thing she transferred schools before her classmates were old enough to figure that one out! But that is where her love for creating fictional worlds began.
In her adult life, Mickie has a BA in Creative Writing and is currently working on her MFA in the same field. She is the author of Almost Girl, a Central Michigan University award winning, short story and many, many works in progress. Mickie writes YA contemporary fiction, drawing from her own life experiences, dealing with mental health and complicated family dynamics.
Mickie spends the majority of her time writing but when she does find a moment to put the pen down, you can find her tending to her various pets, reading about witchy things, drawing, or dancing ballet.