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Maura Ellen Stokes

Biography

Maura Ellen Stokes

Maura Ellen Stokes received an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. As a lifelong athlete who coached girls' soccer, she often incorporates sports into her fiction. When she's not writing, she works as a biostatistician. Stokes is a New England native who now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. FADEAWAY is her debut novel.

Maura Ellen Stokes

Books by Maura Ellen Stokes

by Maura Ellen Stokes - Children's, Children's 10-14, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Sports

Fourteen-year-old Sam thinks she has all summer to hang out with her best friend, Reagan. But then her life changes forever. Sam's world, once filled with school, basketball and Reagan, has now abruptly changed and she must learn to navigate high school on and off the court without her best friend. But when Reagan suddenly "reappears," Sam clings to her friend's presence, even as it hurts rather than helps her grief. Can Sam learn to accept herself without her other half? This authentic, powerful story of friendship, grief, and discovering yourself is a can't-miss debut novel from Maura Ellen Stokes.