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2020 award Winner  

the way you burn


 NATIONAL INdie Excellence Award winner

New Adult Fiction


American Fiction

awards finalisT

Coming of Age Fiction


readers' favorite

Book Award

Silver, New Adult Fiction


Praise for  
the way you burn

“Meade artfully explores the cumbersome weight of personal secrets and the emotional consequences of concealing a source of profound shame... A  moving, emotional, and unpredictable drama.”

-- Kirkus Reviews

"Mysterious, vivid, and deftly drawn, The Way You Burn explores the perils of intimacy and the psychic burdens of the past. You'll stay up late turning pages as if they were hot to the touch."

— Molly Prentiss, author of Tuesday Nights in 1980 


“The Way You Burn is a thrilling mystery, a complex romance, and a beautifully written character study all in one. I loved the vivid, poetic prose and tight storytelling, and I know the characters will stay with me for a long time. A gorgeous, haunting debut!”

—Sonia Belasco, author of Speak of Me As I Am

“Christine Meade has crafted an incredible tale which smacks of intellect and an astute sense of wisdom from cover to cover... Hope presents as an antagonistic figure, but she is well developed and fascinatingly deep... In a relatively short space, personal explorations are made and the theme of growth and triumph over struggle is one which we, as readers, find ourselves yearning for.”

--Reader's Favorite, 5-Star Review


Christine is the author of the award-winning novel The Way You Burn, published by She Writes Press in April 2020. She is a professional writer and editor with over a decade of experience. She has helped thousands of writers improve their work and has a passion for bringing forward the best of every manuscript she reads. She is a certified copyeditor with a BA in English/Journalism from Northeastern University and an MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts. 

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