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A shiny blue star called 'Spica'

This is a story about

love, bullying, stars, and a decision to . . . die
or maybe live

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Parties are not Madeline's thing.

Being social isn’t her thing. She’s a five-foot eight-inch industrial-strength loser. She’s invisible. She’s no one. She could drop dead in class and no one would notice.

So why does she accept an invitation from someone she barely knows to the party of the year?

Certainly not because Mark Alister is going. Popular, attractive, universally desired Mark Alister. A boy like that would never even look at a trainwreck like her!

But . . . he does! He talks to her! They fall in love! And they live happily ever after. The end.

Yeah — not a chance. Maybe if she lived in a Disney movie. In reality, Madeline has walked straight into a trap — one which no amount of wishing on stars can save her from. Mark is going to make her face everything she’s been hiding from for the past seven years. And the truth about Madeline Parker could either fix her, and make her worthy of being loved . . . or it could kill her.

Or both.

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Equal parts light-hearted and heartbreaking, Life Lost and Found is the story of one girl’s fight to escape a life of isolation, bullying, and self-harm—and into something brighter. And there's plenty of love story going on too. Be prepared to have some fun and "feel all the things".

This book was written for one reason: to help. 100% of proceeds from all sales are donated to fitting causes.

Logo of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

75%: The AFSP funds research and supports those affected by suicide. And they're super good at it. Learn more over here.

25%: Silly name, big results. Also known as the Project for Awesome. Raised over $1.2 million last year for 24 different charities. More over here.


It's over at Amazon.com

The e-book version is currently just 99 cents!
That's less than a half-decent sandwich. Not too shabby!
Mmm... half-decent sandwich...

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A shiny blue star called 'Spica'

The Author Person

A.K. Williams lives on a snowy peak in the Andes mountains with a pet walrus by the name of Westley Gunderson.

Well, maybe.

Here's the thing: No one's actually seen the walrus, and we're all pretty sure the Andes aren't located in North America. But there are a couple kids hanging around and eye-witness reports say that A.K. adores them, quote, "hella lots". In fact, there's a good chance this book was written with the aim of making their souls just a little bit happier and a little more hopeful. Hopefully it does the same for yours too.

A.K. has a known fondness for the following: chemically exuberant sugar cereal, Doctor Who, caffeine, Sherlock, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, space-type-stuff, fantasy-type-stuff, neither-type-stuff, university campuses, John Green and his brother Hank (DFTBA), a thing about princesses and brides, a different princess named Zelda, Aperture Science, Robert Downey Jr., Life is Strange, and Chocodile Twinkies. You're welcome for that last one.

A prequel to Life Lost and Found is currently in the works.

A shiny blue star called 'Spica'

About the Editor

LLF was edited by Katrina Van Tassell Beckstrand. There's more about her over here.