S.E. Reed

S.E. Reed

My Heart is Hurting, S.E. Reed’s debut YA novel is set for publication in July 2023. 

S.E. has spent the last 20 years of her life moving around all five-regions of the United States which gives her a unique American perspective. Many of her pieces have a strong Southern theme, but she also dabbles in the strange, bizarre and fantastical.  

Her work has been featured by Wild Ink Publishing, Parhelion Lit, The Writer’s Workout, Tempered Rune’s Press and Survival Guide for the 21st Century. She has won several YA writing contests and actively participates as a delegate for YA Hub on Twitter. 

S.E. resides in Florida with her family– nestled between the swamps of the Everglades and the salt of the Atlantic Ocean. This summer she’ll be sitting in a lawn chair, working on her next novel and listening to EDM… (Ask her about her days as a DJ). Or she’ll be in the pool begging her kids not to get her hair wet. 

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Coming in July 2023

Folks in Hollywood, Florida call Jinny Buffett white trash because her Mama’s a local sex worker and her Daddy is a dead hillbilly from the swamps. No one seems to care that she aced the standardized tests and could get into Harvard. But when her English teacher challenges her to start a school book club, Jinny decides maybe for once in her life she’ll rise up and prove the rest of the world wrong. She becomes insta-friends with Thomas, a cute gay boy who just transferred from Seattle and together they try new things like boyfriends, dance class in Miami, and talking to swamp spirits in the Everglades. Just when Jinny’s life seems like it might finally be headed in the right direction, her Mama comes home strung out and ready to use Jinny as human collateral to cover up her own dark secrets. Will Jinny survive the trauma and abuse and live up to the expectation of her test scores? Or will she fall prey to the lifestyle her Mama is so desperate to pull her into? Find out in MY HEART IS HURTING a YA Contemporary being released by Wild Ink Publishing in July of 2023.

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