Author: S.M. Knowles as Aubrey Kendall
Genre: Coming of Age Adventure
Release Date: April 2, 2014
At Seventeen years old, Courtney Apuzzo is fed up. With a dead mom and an alcoholic father that beats her every chance he gets, Courtney decides that enough is enough. Packing up only what she needs, Courtney leaves home without telling a soul and heads off to find her new life.
Life on her own is not exactly as she thought it would be. With nowhere to stay, Courtney finds herself sleeping on an old stoop in an abandoned apartment alleyway. A chance meeting with a new group of friends seems like a great beginning to her second chance at a real life. But everything is not as it seems.
Tricked into a life she never wanted and fears, Courtney needs to run away, again. She needs to find a way out of this new and dangerous life. With the help from a man she barely knows, will Courtney find her way out? Or will she find herself on the run from a dangerous past, and a hopeless future? Faced with a choice that will change her life forever.
Knowles wanted to keep her S.M. name separate for her YA Books. Aubrey Kendall
is for anything that is not YA or not meant for children to read. She graduated
with her Master’s degree in Adult Education and Training in 2012 and is now
looking at pursuing her doctoral program. She has been writing since the age of
nine, but didn’t pursue publishing until 2013. She lives in Phoenix Arizona
with her two daughters and husband.