10 December, 2022

The Books That Affected Us the Most

Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan broken glass

Personal experience imbues an honesty and insight into fiction that can’t be found in the average story. Christa Allan writes from her heart in her novel Walking on Broken Glass. In this story, 27-year-old Leah Thornton’s life is falling apart. Through the help of family and friends, she comes to the difficult realization that she is an alcoholic and enters rehab. Leah relates her ordeal with spot-on emotion and humor. The story accurately depicts the devastating effects addiction can reap on marriage, friendships, and family relationships, and the immense struggle required for successful recovery. The truest theme in this story is one of God’s love and redemption.

—Angie Dilmore


  • TS Tate

    Tee received a Master of Arts in English in 2008 from Southeastern Louisiana University. She has studied under Edgar nominee Tim Gautreaux, Booksense Pick novelist Bev Marshall and Clarion West graduate and World Fantasy nominee, Cat Rambo. She has more than ten years of documentation and editing experience and is currently the Editor-in-Chief at LitStack.com.   She has spent the past nine years in the corporate environment as a Technical Editor and has previously edited for Christine Rose, Phoebe North, Heather McCorkle, Laura Pauling, Anne Riley, Christine Fonseca and UF writer Carolyn Crane. With Heather McCorkle, Tee co-founded the #WritersRoad chat on Twitter.  In addition, she is working on several creative projects, including her second novel and various short stories. Her flash fiction, "Street Noises," was included in the Pill Hill Press anthology "Daily Frights 2012: 366 Days of Dark Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition)" and her short "Til Hunt Be Done," was included in the Winter Wonders anthology from Compass Press.  A diehard New Orleans Saints fan, Tee lives with her family in Southeast Louisiana.