Masks (Sentinel zine)
|Author(s):||Susan L. Williams|
|Cover Artist(s):||Barbara Fister-Liltz|
|Date(s):||October 1996- August 1997 (online) , June 2000 (print)|
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Masks is a gen adult 157-page Sentinel novel by Susan L. Williams with a cover by Barbara Fister-Liltz. It is a sequel to The Devil You Know. It is a rape recovery story. The adult rating is due to violence.
This zine was net published before the print edition.
[The story I'm most proud of is] Masks, I think. It's the sequel to The Devil You Know, and it covers the aftermath of the rape and Blair's recovery, as well as its effect on Jim and on their friendship. I had a hard time with it, because there was so much to deal with and I wanted to do it right, to make the story both realistic and exciting. I'd read too many stories where the character makes an almost instantaneous recovery or is completely unaffected emotionally, and that's just so implausible. I've had a lot of positive feedback on the story, but what makes me proudest, and saddest at the same time, are the letters from people who have either been through a similar situation themselves or are close to someone who has, and who have told me that I got it right, and that the story somehow helped them.