I want to tell you about a book that I wrote for part of 2010 and almost all of 2011. It is a story that I never expected to tell, and with less than five months until this book is be published, I am equal parts thrilled and terrified that I did tell it.

(Okay, that's kind of a lie. The thrill is definitely there, but the terror is much higher than 50 percent.)

As you can easily guess, the book I'm talking about is Live Through This, which is coming out October 2, 2012 from Simon Pulse.

I haven't really talked a lot about this story online. One major reason is that because of the way I structured it, I'm afraid of saying too much and giving away what happens! (Although, I will be saying a bit more in interviews and such as the release date gets closer. Also, I've written a letter about why I decided to write this book. It appears in the Advance Reader Copies and it is my understanding that this letter will also be released online in the months to come.) 

Very happily for me, three authors, whose writing I respect and whose personalities I adore, got to read the book early. They shared some wonderful words of endorsement that made me cry and jump around and nearly explode with happiness and gratitude:

"Live Through This is by turns harrowing, sad, funny, and romantic. I couldn't put it down." --Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss

"Intensely emotional and beautifully crafted, I savored every word." --Amanda Grace, author of In Too Deep

"An honest and realistic portrayal of what it is to live with secrets and shame." --Jo Knowles, author of Lessons From a Dead Girl

Intrigued? Well, Live Through This will be released in hard cover, paperback, and ebook on October 2, 2012. (So many choices!) It is available for pre-order in all formats NOW. I very much hope that you'll check out it this coming fall,and that Coley's story will move you.


Preorder links: 
Barnes & NobleBooks-A-Million, IndieBound, iTunes, The Book Depository, or Amazon


Sometimes hiding the truth requires more than a lie . . .

From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her from the annoying drama. Plus, she has a great family to fall back on—with a stepdad and mom who would stop at nothing to keep her and her siblings happy and safe.

But Coley has a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully-crafted façade. That for years she’s been burying the shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line. Now, Coley and Reece are getting closer, and as Coley has the chance at her first real boyfriend, a decade’s worth of lies are on the verge of unraveling.

Mindi Scott offers an absorbing, layered glimpse into the life of an everygirl living a nightmare that no one would suspect in this unforgettable powerhouse of a novel.