contemporary fiction

Staff Pick | Chelsea Cambeis Recommends A LIFE, REDEFINED

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Chelsea Cambeis—Acquisitions & Lead Editor

Chelsea lives in north-central West Virginia, where she received her BA in English with a minor in Technical Writing from Fairmont State University, and doesn’t go a day without drinking tea, reading, or breaking a sweat. She’s passionate about the Oxford comma and spoiling her dog, Chan. 

There’s nothing she finds more rewarding than assisting authors in developing their very best work. She’s always on the lookout for fresh fantasy, complex thrillers, and modern contemporary fiction with depth. She’s a sucker for morally gray characters she can’t help but love, new universes beyond her imagination, characters with baggage, and forbidden love.


Chelsea’s Recommendation:

Image of the book cover of A Life, Redefined, the first book in the Rowan Slone series. Links to it's About The Book page on BHC Press's website.

A Life, Redefined

By Tracy Hewitt Meyer

An honest, emotional YA novel with depth, A Life, Redefined is one that will stick with you, guaranteed.

Seventeen-year-old Rowan Slone comes from a dysfunctional and damaging household in Appalachia, the uncomfortable realities of which Hewitt Meyer does not shy away from. From loss and crippling guilt to self-harm and domestic violence, A Life, Redefined demonstrates the toll these can take on a young person in an incredibly realistic narrative you won’t be able to put down, told from the perspective of a character you’ll want to protect and root for.

This book hits on many painful points others don’t venture close to, and in doing so, it will capture you in a heartbeat and hold on from the first page to the last.

–Chelsea Cambeis


Read an excerpt of A Life, Redefined!


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Other books in the Rowan Slone trilogy:

Book cover of A Life, Forward, the second book in the Rowan Slone series. Links to it's About the Book page on BHC Press's website.

Releasing 11/11/2021!

Book cover of A Life, Freed, the third book in the Rowan Slone series. Links to it's About the Book page on BHC Press's website.

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