"Amber Smith has a way of holding our hearts so even the hardest things seem possible. With The Way I Am Now, she shows us that the potential of love and healing, no matter how messy, are already, and always, inside us."
“A magnificent and tenderly crafted novel that brings Eden's journey to a fitting and honest close. Smith's sequel is an empathetic and unflinching look at the journey through trauma to a place of healing and hope.”
“The Way I Am Now is an absolute stunner of a sequel: a brave, complex journey of healing, relationships, and life after trauma. Amber Smith writes with unparalleled emotional nuance, and in her very capable hands, Eden and Josh are able to navigate new terrain both together and as individuals. A tender, vulnerable, and hopeful book that probes the intricate depths of human emotion."
Amber Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be, The Last to Let Go, and Something Like Gravity. An advocate for increased awareness of gendered violence, as well as LGBTQ equality, she writes in the hope that her books can help to foster change and spark dialogue surrounding these issues. She grew up in New York, and now lives in North Carolina with her wife and their ever-growing family of rescued dogs and cats.