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New Young Adult Novel, The Design of Goodbye, Deals with Trauma in a Sensitive and Realistic Manner while Adding a Layer of Romance

Local Colorado Springs author releases debut novel, The Design of Goodbye on September 1, 2023


New Young Adult Novel, The Design of Goodbye, Deals with Trauma in a Sensitive and Realistic Manner while Adding a Layer of Romance

The novel in the young adult genre captivates advanced readers and gains 58 five-star ratings on Goodreads prior to the release date.

The self-published 434-page book is available in paperback, hardcover, and eBook on

September 1, 2023
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, – Local Colorado Springs self-published author, Kara Renee, releases her debut novel, The Design of Goodbye. Advanced readers describe it as a deep and emotional story they “couldn’t put down.” Readers applaud the strong character development, intriguing plot, and ability to write characters dealing with trauma in a sensitive and realistic manner.
The Design of Goodbye has received 58 five-star ratings on Goodreads from advanced readers.

Book Abstract
A choice can change everything.
Five lines and twenty-six words are all it takes for Madison Winter’s life to change forever.
No one knows her mother abandoned her the summer before senior year with only a letter as a goodbye, and she’s determined to keep it that way.
Every night, Madison hides in her mother’s sewing room and focuses on the one thing she has left: designing a four-piece collection for the Harbor Fashion Show.
The problem? Her ideas are just as absent as her mother.
To make matters worse, she’s assigned high school outcast, Liam Strom, as her math tutor: a boy trying to forget the demons of his past, a boy that leaves her with more questions than answers, and a boy she can’t help but fall for.
As their relationship grows, Madison discovers Liam is harboring secrets far more serious than she realized. Desperate to not lose him, and armed with his trust, she promises to keep his secrets safe.
But what happens when she’s forced to choose between saving Liam or keeping her promise?

About the Author
Kara Renee has been a technical writer in Colorado Springs for 12 years, but she's been writing YA fiction even longer. She's passionate about writing emotionally driven YA books that focus on characters dealing with painful pasts and how it shapes their lives.
And don’t worry, and there's always romance.
When she's not writing, you can find her drinking copious amounts of tea, dreaming of the day she'll swim with sharks, and watching wild weather documentaries.
She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, two kids, and a dog who goes by Bog.

Key Information
• Author: Kara Renee
• Title: The Design of Goodbye
• Release Date: September 1, 2023
• Genre: Young Adult (YA)
• Availability: Amazon
• Reviews: Goodreads
• Website:

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Contact Info
Sandra Cipriani
1430 Golden Hills Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: 7196351666