I thought the 4th of July would be a great time to show the cover of my new MG historical fiction story in verse which takes place in the summer of 1964. I am thrilled to share it here.
Here’s a bit about the story, which will be coming out in 2020 with Creston Books.
Eleven year old Jack misses his Dad who is MIA in Vietnam. It’s been months since he and his family had word of his whereabouts. The last thing Jack wants to do is spend summer with his grandparents. Mom believes it will be good for them all – Jack, his sister Katy, Mom, Gran and Pops – to be together while they wait for word about Dad. Keeping busy will keep them out of trouble and help them think of other things.
Jack expects the worst summer of his life. The first summer without. Without Dad, without friends, without his room and all the things that remind him of Dad. When Jack meets a girl named Jill – a girl with a brother who makes trouble for both of them – things they believe are turned upside down. Welcome to a summer of fishing, camping, bullies, and a fish who grants wishes. A fish that could be the answer to Jack’s problem. But when Jill makes wishes of her own, things don’t turn out the way they expected. Every wish has a consequence.
Will the fish grant Jack’s biggest wish? Will Jack be brave enough to ask?
Thanks for indulging me and have a safe and Happy 4th of July!