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Elise Schiller is the author of Even if Your Heart Would Listen (2019) and Watermark (2020). Schiller sits on the advisory board of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), and she has served on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic. When not writing, reading, or volunteering, she enjoys visiting museums and historical sites, often with one of her seven grandchildren or various nieces and nephews in tow.

Watermark

BOOK ONE IN THE BROKEN BELL SERIES

When Angel Ferente—a teen with a dysfunctional home life who has been struggling to care for her sisters even as she pursues her goal of attending college on a swimming scholarship—doesn’t come home after a party on New Year’s Eve, her teammates, her coach’s church, and her family search the city for her. The result changes their lives forever.

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Even if Your Heart Would Listen

LOSING MY DAUGHTER TO HEROIN

In January of 2014, Elise Schiller’s daughter, Giana Natali, died of a heroin overdose. Even if Your Heart Would Listen is a memoir about Giana’s illness and death and its impact on her family—especially her mother—as well as a close examination and critique of the treatment she received from health care practitioners while she was struggling to get well.

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