Fierce Ink Press Co-Op Ltd. publishes its second Fierce Short, Love You Like Suicide, by author Jo Treggiari. Available online October 9, Love You Like Suicide is a story about love, friendship, drug abuse and self-discovery.
“Although I am many years away from being a teenager now, I still remember the intensity of my life then,” Treggiari says. “Everything felt new and potent and important: the choices I made, the life-long friendships I forged, the mistakes I made. I think that it is during those years, especially for me the ones between age 17 and 21, that I was really discovering who I was and what I truly wanted and what mattered.”
Twenty percent of proceeds from all sales of Love You Like Suicide will go to Heartwood Centre in Halifax. Treggiari chose Heartwood as her charity “because they work with kids in the community, and help them find their individuality, their passions, and also their place within society.”
What is it about?
Author Jo Treggiari delves into a time during her teenaged years when she was dealing with drug addiction, changing friendships and a sudden desire for a different kind of life.
Who will read it?
Anyone 14 + who loves reading dark, gritty creative non-fiction.
When is it releasing?
October 9, 2012
Fierce Shorts is a digital imprint of Fierce Ink Press featuring creative non-fiction pieces from some of the best authors on the East Coast of Canada. Inspired by Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign these shorts offer glimpses into real teen experiences from successful adults.
About Jo Treggiari
Jo Treggiari was born in London, England, and raised in Canada. She spent many years in San Francisco and New York, where she trained as a boxer, wrote for a punk magazine, and owned her own gangster rap/indie rock record label. Somehow she found herself on Nova Scotia’s beautiful, inspiring south shore with her kids and two dogs. Her most recent book Ashes, Ashes, a YA post-apocalyptic adventure, was published by Scholastic Press in 2011.