Today’s the official release date of a new anthology to which I contributed: Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying & Defiance. Here’s a description from the publisher:
Guy, girl, straight, gay, outsider, insider, nerd, beauty, jock, or brain—none of these labels matter when it
comes to feeling harassed, intimidated, or less than one’s true self. Bullying has no bounds, and the
manifestation of if it occurs not only in person, but via text, phone, and online, as well as at school, in the
home, and on the street. This YA fiction anthology includes stories from some of today’s hottest teen authors
and addresses this extremely important issue that affects almost every teen in some way, shape, or form.
Contributors include Kirsten Miller (New York Times bestseller The Eternal Ones), Jennifer Brown (Hate List),
James Lecesne (Absolute Brightness, founder of The Trevor Project), and Lish McBride (Morris Award finalist
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer). No other recent fiction anthology on the market addresses bullying with this
caliber of authors. • Rhoda Belleza is a freelance writer and editor who has worked with Paper Lantern Lit.
If you work with teens I hope you’ll share this important collection with them—and be ready for the conversation that’s sure to follow.