Author(s): Teresa Schaeffer
Part of the "Cutting Edge" series, "A Forgotten Tomorrow" is a gritty, honest and hard-hitting quick read for teens and young adults who find conventional fiction irrelevant to them or too hard to read. After escaping an abusive past, seventeen year old Savannah lives on the street, working as a prostitute. Elijah is her only friend, but he comes from a different world. After a chance meeting with Jonah, a counselor, she has the opportunity to start a new life. Struggling to accept the things she cannot change, she pushes Jonah away, and sinks further into depression. Elijah is murdered doing business with a vicious street gang, and Savannah soothes her pain by using the drug that Elijah had stolen for her. Now she is alone fighting against the painful memories that haunt her. Can she learn to accept the things she cannot change? "A Forgotten Tomorrow" is a moving story about fear, friendship, loss and hope. The fast-moving, character-focused narrative delves right to the heart of a tougher side of life. Carefully chosen fonts, simple layout and controlled vocabulary help carry readers from beginning to end without any hint of chore-factor creeping in.
Readership v Teenagers and young adults Key features v Written by a successful, award-winning author. v Tackles contemporary teenage issues often ignored by mainstream fiction. v Adopts an honest, hard-hitting approach that will resonate with the audience. v Fast-paced, compelling and simply written narratives offer satisfying 'quick reads'. Marketing points v Quick reads have proved hugely popular with teens and young adults. v Published during the National Year of Reading which will focus on encouraging teens to read . v Meets need for fiction on contemporary teenage issues v Offers a hard-hitting yet refreshing alternative to mainstream teen fiction.
Teresa Schaeffer is an author, screenwriter, film producer and poet, living in Maryland as well as Los Angeles. Her other published works include, The Questions Within, The Birth of a Rose and The Burning Sand.