I am the author of 4 teen books: Courage in Patience, Hope in Patience, Truth in Patience; and Big Fat Disaster. Hope in Patience is a 2011 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and Big Fat Disaster received a starred Kirkus review and is on the 2015-2016 Spirit of Texas-High School Reading List.
I am the coauthor of Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt, a creative nonfiction amalgam of psychology (self-help, or at least to nudge folks into seeking help), and novel.
I am also a freelance copyeditor and developmental editor specializing in teen and women's fiction, psychology, non-fiction of all stripes, and English-Language Arts educational materials.
Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt--Narratives of Hope and Resilience for Victims with PTSD
This book is a starting place for hurting people who are seeking healing, either on their own or in partnership with a therapist or other helping person. Dr. Matt E. Jaremko maximizes readers’ understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by explaining its origins in easy-to-understand language and offering insight into the process of reclaiming a life from trauma. Beth Fehlbaum shares her insight from the perspective of a person who experienced trauma, was once scared to death about going into therapy, and is now recovered.
Most powerfully, Dr. Jaremko and Beth Fehlbaum created characters: a psychologist, Scott “Dr. Matt” Matthews, and his ongoing therapy group, to illustrate how recovery can and does happen. The situations these characters survive; their struggles and triumphs of reclaiming their lives, and their potential for thriving are all realistic. We reassure people who are terrified of trying therapy by providing them with a “fly on the wall” perspective of observing the recovery process.
Truth in Patience, Book 3 in The Patience Trilogy2016
Big Fat Disaster2014
Hope in Patience, Book 2 in The Patience Trilogy2010, 2016
Courage in Patience, Book 1 in The Patience Trilogy2008, 2016
Awards and Recognition
- Hope in Patience: 2011 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
- Big Fat Disaster: starred Kirkus review; 2015-2016 Spirit of Texas-High School Reading List