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Marymount Manhattan College Student Releases Novel

February 20, 2014
Writers AMuse Me Publishing is proud to announce the release of Marymount Manhattan College Student Emma Eden Ramos’ YA novel Still, At Your Door on February 22, 2014.
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    Still, At Your Door

Sabrina “Bri” Gibbons has only a few short minutes to pack her things and help her sisters pack theirs before running with their mother to the bus that will whisk them away from Butler, Pennsylvania, an abusive relationship, and a secret that none of them wish to acknowledge. She was not prepared, though, for her mother to drop them on the streets of New York with the promise that she would be right back. Haunted by the sight of her mother running back to the cab, Bri, with Missy and Grace in tow, settles in with their grandparents. Thoughts of her present and her future collide with memories of her past, her dead father, and her mother’s bizarre episodes. She watches her sisters struggle with school and acceptance, all the while knowing the lack of any sense of security will make it impossible for them to carry on as ‘normal’ children. She finally lets her guard down enough to allow someone else in and sees a faint glimmer that her dreams might be attainable. Disaster strikes again, this time targeting her sister. Is it possible for Bri to find that balance between her dreams and her family’s realities?

Ms. Ramos is a native of New York City. Her middle grade novella, The Realm of the Lost, was published in 2012, and her novelette, Where the Children Play, was included in Resilience: Stories, Poems, Essays, Words for LGBT Teens. Her first poetry chapbook, Three Women: A Poetic Triptych and Selected Poems, was shortlisted for the 2011 Independent Literary Award in Poetry, and her short stories have appeared in Stories for Children Magazine, The Storyteller Tymes, BlazeVOX Journal and other journals. Ms. Ramos currently studies psychology at Marymount Manhattan College. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found drinking green tea and reading.

Still, At Your Door is available to purchase in print, digital and MOBI formats. For more information, visit www.WritersAMuseMe.com

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