Heartache on the Play Stage

by Ashley Mellinger



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/23/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 486
ISBN : 9781665726931
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 486
ISBN : 9781665726917
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 486
ISBN : 9781665726924

About the Book

Seventeen-year-old Katie Curtis-Mellinger has it all without really having anything. She has great grades and good extracurriculars; maybe her self-image could be better, but that’s being teenager, right? To Katie, being one of the top students in her high school, with her future all planned out, gives her a sense of security she desperately needs.

But not everything is what it seems. Keeping up her GPA and appearances aren’t the hardest parts of being a teenager, especially not after her childhood security blanket is ripped from her. As she reflects on her past and writes the story of her high school career, she must also write the story of her future. Her closest friends find themselves facing the same looming dilemma. Together, Katie and her friends discover love, loss, life, and death.

This novel offers a reflection of the teenager in all of us, considering the roller coaster of growing up, the hills and valleys of moving on, and the rise and fall of becoming who we’re meant to be.

About the Author

Ashley Mellinger is an undergraduate student at Eastern Mennonite University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Between the hours working as an EMT and firefighter, Ashley is a debut novelist sharing her light and life through her work. She wrote the novel throughout high school to give it an authentic feel. When she is not working through full semesters and saving lives, Ashley lives in the small Pennsylvania town that inspired her book with her family, dogs, and many wonderful stories.