First off, thank you for keeping in touch, and for caring about the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of so many teens in the Hamilton High community. Here you can find updates on coming events, connect with our community of readers, and access the bookstore page.
I also invite you to visit my GoodReads page to see what other readers think about your favorite Hamilton High story as well as to send me your own review, or ask a question about any of the books through the comments page.
November 11, 2015: Author Visit Central Learning Alternative School Site, Fresno
April 13, 2016: Adolescent Parent Program, Walnutwood High School.
April 19-27, 2016: Writing Retreat, Walla Walla, WA
April 30, 2016: AAUW Sacramento, "The Writing Life"
May 4-11, 2016: Southern California, Research for novel
September 4-10, 2016: Noepe Center, Martha’s Vineyard
Resources & Supports
If you or someone you know is experiencing challenges such as those faced by Hamilton High characters, you are not alone. Find help by contacting the resources below:
TeenLine: TeenLIne was created in 1980 by a group of mental health professionals who, through their personal work with teenagers, realized that a more inclusive approach to adolescent mental health was needed.
Boys Town: Boys Town works to reunite children with their families when possible, or give them the skills and foundation needed to build a life on their own. They strive to help every child, “from those who may simply be struggling or in doubt to those who are in need of the most severe behavioral care”
National Runaway Safeline: If you’re thinking about leaving home, or you have and are seeking information and help, the Safeline is one of the top resources for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth and their families
Trevor Project: The national crisis lifeline for LGBTQ teens and adults. They have suicide prevention services for youth in digital spaces, counseling via IM, and a large online social network for LGBTQ people
1 is 2 many: Launched by Vice President Joe Biden, this initiative uses technology and outreach to spread knowledge about dating violence and sexual assault among teens and young adults
TeenWire: In addition to information about healthy and unhealthy relationships, TeenWire has resources about everything from body image to sexual health
ShowMeLoveDC: A campaign to raise awareness about healthy relationships and provide resources for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence
Northwest Network: A network founded by and for LGBTQ survivors, focused on safety, support, and empowerment
The Anti-Violence Project: AVP offers free and confidential assistance to thousands of LGBTQ people each year in all five boroughs of New York City
A Thin Line: An MTV campaign created to empower teens to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse
National Bullying Prevention Center: Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.