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From Depression Cookies

by Tia Silverthorne Bach and Angela Beach Silverthorne

Looking through the dingy school bus window, I felt the emptiness of losing another place. I wasn't losing a home; my family knew better than to get attached to a location. It was worse than that. The persona I had created would stay behind; so in essence, I was dying. I never knew what I would have to become on the other side. The North Carolina girl was an illusion I had yet to create, and the real me was a reality I had yet to know.

Late at night, I would often think about the many characters I had created over the years. I could imagine how actors felt. They become each new role only to lose that part at each premiere. Now, through the cruelty of fate, I would lose another me. I was heading off to start a new movie, a new role.

Tia Silverthorne Bach and Angela Beach Silverthorne, are the co-authors of Depression Cookies, a Finalist in the Chick Lit category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Depression Cookiescontrasts the perspectives of Krista, a 13 year old, and her mother. The excerpt above is by Tia - an avid reader and blogger and the mother of three girls.


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