Chelsea Pitcher

Chelsea Pitcher is a native of Portland, Oregon, where she received her BA in English Literature. The S-Word is her first novel. Follow her on twitter at @Chelsea_Pitcher and visit her website at

Books by this Author

The S-Word


The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

Lizzie wasn’t the first student at Verity High School to kill herself this year. But the difference is, she didn’t go quietly.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Oh, I don't have a motto, and I don't read maxim ;) Really, life is too fluid for me to pick one motto and stick to it. I adapt.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I have a really eclectic taste in music. I love artists like Tori Amos and Ani Difranco, and I'm also a long-time Hanson fan. Also, really poppy stuff that's good for dancing. Picking artist is easier than songs. Songs would be next to impossible (too many to choose!) I'm being difficult, aren't I?

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. You'd have to ask the people around me. I write more than I talk.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Thinking I know best even when I don't, probably.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Is flight a talent? I guess it is if you can fly really well. More realistically, I've always wanted to be able to paint.

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