Posted by: theresegilardi | October 23, 2014

First and Fourth Fridays Welcomes Maria Ann Green



“First and Fourth Fridays” is thrilled to welcome Maria Ann Green. Undaunted by winter, Maria lives in Minnesota with her husband. She has a degree in psychology and a minor in English. When she isn’t writing Maria loves to read with a strong cup of coffee or a glass or sweet wine, craft, and spend time with her family. Maria’s fantastic new book, “In the Rearview”, was recently released by Astraea Press. Below please find the blurb:

“IN THE REARVIEW” by Maria Ann Green:

When Meagan’s secret is found out, and she realizes there is no way to outrun her habit of cutting, she tries to work through it, and her depression, before she cuts too deep, making a mistake that can never be undone.

Meagan’s problems aren’t like every other adolescent’s no matter how much she wishes they could be. Hers are worse. They’ve pulled her down into the depths of a depression that is anything but normal. She begins her pattern of self-harm as her depression threatens to drown her. She starts with one cut that leads to the next, and the next. After starting, it’s apparent that there’s no stopping, and Meagan spirals into a dark and cruel world she doesn’t understand. Meagan cuts to feel better, but that comfort doesn’t last long enough, and soon life is worse than it ever was before.

While learning to quit cutting Meagan faces life-altering obstacles and grows up in the process. IN THE REARVIEW is a story of pain, loss, confusion, and hope told through Meagan’s poems, journal entries, and a splash of narrative.

Now I know you’re going to want to get your hands on a copy of “In The Rearview” so here are the buy links:

*Also available where eBooks are sold such as Smashwords, iBooks, etc.



  1. Congratulations on your release Maria Ann. I’ve really enjoyed the few paragraphs I’ve read. I hope to finish the story soon.

  2. thanks for stopping by, iris. i agree, maria’s story is intriguing.

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