After reconnecting with a childhood friend, who has since become homeless, an anxiety-ridden woman learns how to face her darkest fears.

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 03, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — “The Grace of Crows is nothing less than a striking and inimitable literary work.” First Edition Review by Anita Lock for US Review of Books

Saylor Crawmore’s ongoing anxiety has not only disrupted her life, but as Saylor fears, may have also affected her teenage children. Even though her husband scoffs at her concerns—tells her that their kids are fine—Saylor still wonders if her issues have caused what she suspects is her son’s obsessive-compulsive disorder and her daughter’s body dysmorphia. Through all this, Saylor must also contend with her narcissistic mother, who blames Saylor for her own unhappiness.

Saylor has tried everything she can think of to combat her fears, including self-help books, therapy, and medication. Nothing, so far, has worked. Yet, when she reconnects with her childhood friend, Billy, Saylor begins to hope. Homeless and alone since his teens, Billy brings to light Saylor’s buried memory about the fateful night that led to her anxiety. Sage-like and empathetic, yet also paranoid and delusional, he vanishes after their encounter. Devastated, Saylor sets out on a quest to find him again, a journey in which the kindness of strangers leads to her own acceptance and healing—while also revealing a long-held secret that ultimately unites her to Billy in a way she never thought possible.

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Tracy Shawn lives and writes on the coast of California. Her debut novel, The Grace of Crows (now out as a second edition with expanded development), won several indie book awards. Her second novel, Floating Underwater, won a silver medal for General Fiction with the 2023 Living Now Book awards, and placed as finalist with Next Generation Indie Book Awards for General Fiction and The Wishing Shelf Book Awards for Adult Fiction. Tracy Shawn’s short stories have appeared in several literary journals, and her poetry has been published in two best-selling poetry anthologies. Ms. Shawn has written numerous articles for print and online publications. She is currently working on her third novel and hopes to keep writing books that both entertain and enlighten.

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