Latest book in the works – Home Truths

I’ve been working and reworking the manuscript for my third book – both on my own and with the great help of my editor. This process, called editing,  and unfortunately a major part of writing, took up a lot of time from January onwards.

Home Truths, juvenile fiction bookThe book, for readers in Grade 7 and perhaps grade 8, is called “Home
Truths.” It’s set on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, and follows a summer
in the life of fourteen year old Brick MacAvoy. The little girl on the cover
is his four year old sister Cassie. His father, Floyd, and his mother, Opal, are – well, one way to put it is that they’re difficult. Tully Langille, the girl down the road, has no use for Brick, who is known as a bully. Brick takes up karate, a discipline he both uses and misuses; the showdown with his father builds inevitably through the hot days of August.
“Home Truths” will be published in the fall of 2010 by Dancing Cat Books, an
imprint of Cormorant Books.

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