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There are no secrets in a small Kansas town. Everyone knows everything about everyone, and Summer Steven’s life is no exception.

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Emotionally gripping, Summer's coming-of-age story is one of hope and resilience through trauma. Readers will be smiling through their tears as they cheer Summer on!

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—Katy Duperry, Librarian

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Meet the Author


Suzy Ryan is an author, educator, Ironman athlete, and SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection)  survivor. After twenty-plus years of teaching bright-eyed, enthusiastic pupils and tired-eyed, apathetic ones, and everything in between, Suzy realized each and every student had a story to tell—some even as traumatic as her own. Her debut novel, Saving Summer, was born out of a desire to offer a bridge of hope for students, encouraging them to see themselves as victors rather than victims. Awarded Valley Middle School’s teacher of the year in 2020, Suzy now teaches middle and high school English at Carlsbad Seaside Academy. A Kansas native turned California girl, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three adult children.


If you liked Saving Summer, please leave a review on Amazon and other platforms and continue to visit Suzy's website for updates and special giveaways. Thanks for having a heart for Summer—if you’d like to share your own story of resilience, Suzy would love to hear it. Founder of Warrior Publishing, Suzy is available for speaking engagements and can be reached at


Saving Summer is dedicated to and written for Bart Bradford and Jack Munday.

Shakespeare said it best: "Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to they rest!"

You are both missed every day on this earth!

Media & Appearances

Watch highlights of Suzy's videos, interviews, appearances & more at the link below.

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