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Empowering Sequel to Poignant #MeToo Story Coming Soon


ST. PAUL, MN, June 10, 2020 – Flux, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc. (NSE) is excited to announce the October 13, 2020, release of Quiet No More by Nikki Barthelmess. Quiet No More is the much-anticipated sequel to The Quiet You Carry, a young adult contemporary novel about a seventeen-year-old girl determined to fly under the radar and graduate on time after she is abruptly placed into foster care due to the questionable relationship she has with her father.

More about Quiet No More:

After surviving sexual assault by her father and six months in foster care, college freshman Victoria Parker is trying to move on with her life. She’s focusing on the positives—attending college, living on her own, repairing old relationships and making new ones, and getting involved with an abuse survivors’ activist group on campus. But everything’s thrown into disarray when a strange woman shows up, claiming to be Victoria’s aunt and asking Victoria to lie about what happened to her.

With her father’s sentencing in a few months, Victoria’s nervous about having to share the truth of what happened with a judge. She’s not even sure if she has the strength to go through with it. But when her fellow club members begin pressuring her to speak out, Victoria has to decide how to share her story while remaining true to herself.

Quiet No More by Nikki Barthelmess

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Publication date: October 13, 2020

Advanced Praise

“Poignant and important, Barthelmess delivers a powerful story of resilience and inspiration while exploring the complexities of relationships following trauma.” —L.D. Crichton, author of All Our Broken Pieces

“Quiet No More is a gut-wrenching, lump-in-your-throat experience from which readers can’t help but emerge forever changed. Nikki Barthelmess drops you directly into the psyche of a sexual assault survivor—forcing you to experience Victoria’s fear, anger, shame, and confusion first hand. Get ready to be uncomfortable!” —Karol Ruth Silverstein, author of Cursed

Praise for The Quiet You Carry, a 2020 IPPY Silver Medalist

“This hard-to-put-down novel takes on grim topics unflinchingly but also gives readers hope that honesty and kindness will prevail.”—Kirkus Reviews“A raw, unflinching work of fiction that delves into the world of foster care.”—School Library Journal

“A thought-provoking story about abuse and the importance of speaking out.”—Foreword Reviews

About the author
Nikki Barthelmess is the author of several young adult books. Nikki entered foster care in Nevada at twelve and spent the next six years living in six different towns. During this time, she found solace in books, her journal, and the teachers who encouraged her as a writer. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Nikki lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her pride-and-joy Corgi pup. Find her online at, on Twitter @nikkigrey_ and Instagram at nikkibarthelmess.

About Flux and North Star Editions

Flux publishes diverse young adult fiction. North Star Editions, Inc., publishes fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages that inspires, informs, and entertains. For more information, visit or

For more information contact: Taylor Kohn,, ph: (651) 424-4626

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