Tabitha Suzuma

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A shocking, heartbreaking story of taboo romance that’s as compelling as it is controversial.Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As de facto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. (Camus)

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not writing for 10 years after I nearly got published at 17.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Michael J Fox

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Writing FORBIDDEN

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Lochan Whitely (Forbidden)

Author Voices

August 15, 2011

I was inspired to write books about mental illness, because it is something I have experienced first-hand, something I have grown up with, something which came very close to destroying me. As a child I hated school and spent a lot of time writing stories when I should have been listening in class. Although I didn’t realise I was depressed back then, I found the daily routine stifling and wanted to spend more and more time on my own. By the time I reached secondary school I would lock myself in the toilets at break-time just to get away from people. I felt increasingly alienated from my friends around me and out of step with the rest of my peers. I... see more

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