Books By Cheryl Rainfield

YA Suspense

SCARS

Kendra must face her past and stop hurting herself–before it’s too late.

“SCARS is a brave novel, a read-in-one-sitting-except-when-you-have-to-put-it-down-to-breathe novel.”
-Ellen Hopkins, author of Burned, a National Book Award nominee and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and Glass, an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults

Awards: #1 in the Top 10 ALA Quick Picks; ALA’s Rainbow List; a Governor General Literary Award Finalist; Staff Pick for Teaching Tolerance.

Yes, it’s my own arm on the cover of SCARS.

STAINED

Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body image issues, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.

“Powerful. I raced through it, wanting to know if Sarah would find a way to escape both her captor and her self-doubts. A real nail-biter!“
– April Henry, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

Awards: Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature’s Best Books of The Year for ages Fourteen and Up (2014); SCBWI’s Crystal Kite Award, finalist (2014); An ALAN Pick for August 2013.

YA Fantasy

HUNTED

Caitlyn, a telepath in a world where having any paranormal power can kill her, must decide between saving herself or saving the world.

“With its eerily contemporary themes, Hunted will set your pulse to pounding as Caitlyn, struggles to cling to a faith in the basic goodness of humankind in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.”
–Cinda Williams Chima, The Demon King, A VOYA Perfect Ten, VOYA’s Best Science Fiction, 2011 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults list, and more!

Awards: A finalist for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award.

PARALLEL VISIONS

Kate sees visions of the future–but only when she has an asthma attack. When she “sees” her sister being beaten, and a schoolmate killing herself, Kate must trigger more attacks–but that could kill her.

Awards: 2013 Gold Winner, Wise Bear Digital Awards, YA Paranormal category.

YA Fantasy Hi-Lo Books (High Interest, Low Vocabulary)

DRAGON SPEAKER: THE LAST DRAGON

A boy who speaks with birds is the only one who can save the last dragon…

“The Last Dragon by C.A. Rainfied is filled with black-hearted villains and unlikely heroes; this book packs powerful magic in a small space. Readers will cheer on Jacob, Orson, and Lia as they battle to save the last dragon.”
— Cinda Williams Chima , author of The Warrior Heir , The Dragon Heir, & other YA fantasy.

SKINWALKERS: WALKING BOTH SIDES

Claire is caught between two worlds–her love of her human family and her love of her Skinwalker family. Tension is brewing between the human villagers and the Skinwalkers, and Claire is torn between them. Can she bring peace to both of her worlds?

Short Stories by Cheryl Rainfield

FADED SCARS

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Kendra’s father’s trial is only three months away, and she’s dreading every moment that brings her closer, with nightmares and memory flashes plaguing her.

To make matters worse, Kendra’s mother has gone back to being critical and homophobic, and her girlfriend Meghan and her mother keep fighting.

Kendra hasn’t cut in months, but everything is starting to feel like too much to handle. Will her resolve be enough to keep her from cutting?

YOU TOO?: 25 VOICES SHARE THEIR #METOO STORIES

25 YA authors share their #MeToo stories, including Cheryl Rainfield, Jennifer Brown, Beth G Revis, Ellen Hopkins, C. Lee McKenzie, Saundra Mitchell, and more, edited by author Janet Gurtler. An important anthology that speaks honestly and openly about sexual harassment, abuse, and rape, and healing. It releases January 2020.

DEAR TEEN ME: AUTHORS WRITE LETTERS TO THEIR TEEN SELVES

Cheryl Rainfield writes a moving letter to her teen self–who has been bullied, abused, and tortured, and often wants to die–encouraging her to keep looking for safety and to not give up. A letter that will speak to others who’ve been through trauma or pain.

"Comfort Food" in Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths

A short story that some would call horror, but many teens experience in real life.

"The Healer" in The Horrors: Terrifying Tales Book 2.

In “The Healer”, a paranormal YA short story, a teen girl heals people with her power–but discovers someone is trying to use the same power to kill her and others.

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