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Jennifer Lane Books

Hi, I'm Jen, a psychologist/author (psycho author) in Columbus, Ohio. I write romantic suspense for adults and new adults. And I'm a voracious reader of romance and fiction. I love laughing, swimming, volleyball, and Grumpy Cat.

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Standing at the Crossroads: Next Steps for High-Achieving Women
Patricia J. Ohlott, Marian N. Ruderman
The Space Between
Victoria H. Smith
Chasing Hope
Kathryn Cushman
The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy - Carrie Ryan, Blythe Woolston, Bree Despain, Lili Wilkinson, Terri  Clark, Sarah Rees Brennan, Adrienne Kress, Mary Borsellino, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Elizabeth M. Rees, Sarah Darer Littman, Cara Lockwood, Leah Wilson, Ned Vizzini I had the pleasure of reading one essay in this collection: "Bent, Shattered, and Mended: Wounded Minds in the Hunger Games" by Blythe Woolston, and I'd like to read more because this essay was quite illuminating.

Ms. Woolston educates about the psychological diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and demonstrates how the characters in the Hunger Games trilogy exhibit symptoms of the disorder. Suddenly [b:Mockingjay|7260188|Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)|Suzanne Collins|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1358275419s/7260188.jpg|8812783] makes so much more sense to me. Katniss sleepwalks through the story, numb and fatigued, because she's suffering from PTSD. There's no way to have a "happy ending" after the trauma she and other tributes endured.