You don't so much read STRAIGHTLING as you watch, through a dark and hazy window, as a child's soul is destroyed. A must-read for parents, teachers, counselors, and students.
-Mercy Pilkington, 2010 National Juvenile Detention Association Teacher of the Year
You won't be able to put STRAIGHTLING down, and you sure as hell won't root this hard for anyone, ever again.
-Rosella LeFevre, Editor-in-Chief, M.L.T.S. Magazine
In STRAIGHTLING, Etler honors the many of us who still can't talk about it, and the many that were unable to survive.
-Marcus Chatfield, Co-Producer, Surviving Straight Inc, the Documentary
About the Author
Cyndy Drew Etler is a professional writer, editor and teacher. She wrote her first book at age six, publishing it with Manila paper and glue sticks. After growing up in the shadow of New York City, Cyndy attended college in Virginia, Oregon, and Massachusetts. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The University of Massachusetts at Boston. Currently, Cyndy’s time is divided between writing, mentoring teens, and playing in the woods with her dogs.