From the Author
This book is a project that is near and dear to my heart, and one I've been preparing to write since I was a teenager. It allowed me to share my story with other children and adolescents growing up with heart disease or other chronic illnesses, as well as their parents.
I also wanted to write this book as a testimonial that I endured everything that was thrown at me in my life, and endured it all. I'm a survivor, and like countless other survivors, I am grateful to everyone who helped me survive. This includes my family, friends, doctors, teachers...the list goes on and on. This book is for them as well, to say "Thank you, for everything you did."
About the Author
Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer with a BA in Mass Communication-Journalism from the University of South Florida. She has always wanted to be a published writer, and decided to try to write fantasy books for teens. The Chosen is her first book, and was released on December 14, 2010, to her delight. Andrea has written five more books since: * Nature's Unbalance: The Chosen, Book 2 * Striker's Apprentice: The Chosen, Book 3 * Destiny: New Avalon, book 1, a YA fantasy * Fate: New Avalon, book 2, a YA fantasy * My Open Heart, an autobiography of growing up with heart disease. She is currently writing the fourth book in The Chosen series. Andrea lives in Kansas with her family, which includes her two precious puppies. You can visit Andrea on her website or Google+
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.