Shannon Ranow’s First Book “Ups and Downs” is a Powerful Reminder That True Beauty Resides in the Soul and in the Eye of the Beholder

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New book “Ups and Downs” from Page Publishing author Shannon Ranow is a quintessential coming of age story set within the sometimes agonizing years of high school. The story follows one young woman throughout her struggle to believe that her deepest dreams really can come true.

"Of all the things in my life, I believe that my husband, Jessie Ranow, has shown me the most support. I am grateful for my family and their love.”

Shannon Ranow, a proud mother and voracious reader, has completed her first book “Ups and Downs,” a gripping and potent emotional journey into the heart and mind of a hopeless romantic as she finds herself embroiled in a love story for the ages.

Speaking about her inspiration to write, Ranow says: “I am a fan of Anne Rice, John Saul, and Stephen King. Their work and my desire to create something for others to enjoy were all the inspiration I needed to write my first novel. Of all the things in my life, I believe that my husband, Jessie Ranow, has shown me the most support. I am grateful for my family and their love.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Shannon Ranow’s poignant tale vividly portrays the transformation of a teenage girl from being awkward and self-conscious to being confident and proud of her body.

At 17, Ruby Cassidy is 5 foot 11 and 250 pounds. High school, it goes without saying, is hell – especially because she hasn’t talked to her crush, the attractive, tattooed quarterback Nick Guard, since the seventh grade.

Although they used to be best friends when they were little kids, now he only pays attention to pretty, popular girls like the mean cheerleader Gabby. So Ruby keeps herself busy by hanging out with her best girlfriend KK and her pal Jessie, a like-minded metal head whom she loves like a brother but who, lately, has been acting a little weird around her. She also focuses on her dream of spending a year abroad in Ireland after graduation and finally getting out of small town Georgia, where she just doesn’t fit in. That is, until a chance meeting with Nick leads to a whirlwind weekend that changes everything

Ruby thought she knew about herself – and about him. But what will happen in school on Monday? Is it all just a joke for the popular crowd?

Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase “Ups and Downs” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information, review copies or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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