New Teen Fiction Books Hit the Shelves of Barnes & Noble 

Stacy Padula's novels The Aftermath and The Forces Within hit the shelves of Barnes & Noble this month. They are available at various locations, and a limited number of autographed copies are available in Hingham, Massachusetts. A formal book signing will be scheduled shortly. Time and location TBD.What is the Montgomery Lake High book series?About Stacy Padula

Why Having School on Veterans Day is an Utter Disrespect to America

As an educator who works privately with students across the state of Massachusetts, I was appalled to learn that some schools, such as Dana Hall of Wellesley, have chosen not to honor Veterans Day. This particular private institution has chosen to utilize its right to dictate its own academic calendar and not educate its students … Continue reading Why Having School on Veterans Day is an Utter Disrespect to America

The Aftermath: Prologue & Chapter 1 (Reading of the Week)

Jason Davids glanced at his bedroom clock. Seven nineteen. Twenty-four hours had passed since one of the darkest moments of his life. He sighed and fell back on his unmade bed. He curled into the fetal position and tried with all of his might to will the horrifying image out of his mind.

He had not slept a wink in thirty-seven hours. He glanced at his clock again. Seven twenty. You can do this Jason, he urged himself silently. Just get up and go. Go tell them the truth. Tell everyone at Alyssa’s party that you found Andy’s body. Tell them that he looked dead. Tell them about the horror in Chantal’s eyes when she came rushing up the stairs. Make sure you tell them that it is entirely your fault.