Tamara Ireland Stone

Johanna Lawshea

Tamara Ireland Stone is a former Silicon Valley marketing executive. She is the author of the Young Adult novels Time After Time and Time Between Us, which have been published in over twenty countries to widespread acclaim. Her latest book is Every Last Word (Disney-Hyperion). Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But Sam has a secret that her friends would never understand: Purely-Obsessional OCD. She is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off. Sam knows she’d be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. When Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret.  Caroline introduces Sam to Poet’s Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more “normal” than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.