Twenty-something Samantha McCormick wakes up in the hospital to learn she has a spinal cord injury from a car accident, and she’s paralyzed from the waist down. It doesn’t take her long to begin to master the new physical challenges in her life. But she’s haunted by the blurred lines between dreams and a fractured reality full of broken memories of the accident. Brian Haines is the physical therapist assigned to Sam to help her regain her independence and sense of self. He’s devoted to his task, but his commitment to working with Sam eventually transitions from dedication to something more personal. Sam is thrilled and flattered by the attention. Yet, all the while she can’t help but think she might be missing important memories and pieces of information, and she worries her new life is little more than a fragile house of cards. It’s a long emotional journey towards recovery for Sam, full of unexpected moments, love, loss, and personal discovery as she struggles to find the version of herself she once knew.
About the Author
Amy Beth Outland is a freelance writer and editor with social media experience and a B.A. in English and Type: 09 teaching certification from Illinois State University. In the past, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor for both Writer.ly and Gather.com. She has also worked as English: 101 undergraduate teaching assistant while attending Illinois State University. Amy has also had several poems published in the Chicago based fine arts journals including: Exact Change Only, Prevail N Prosper, The Insomniac Propagandist, Poetry in Motion, Reflections & Illuminations and Baby Shoes: A Flash Fiction Anthology. Amy also works as a Service Excellence Representative at Franciscan St. James Health in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Her first novel I’m Not Broken is available now from Amazon.com.