Wake Up America

Young adult author Stacy Padula says, "Schools need to wake up and realize that in a world where 13 year olds are overdosing on heroin, a book that educates kids on the perils of opiate addiction would be a GOOD THING to make them read, preferably at age 11 or 12." How many opioid related … Continue reading Wake Up 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.

Thank you!

I just wanted to send out a special thank you to everyone who tuned in to WATD this morning and listened to my interview. It is always such a pleasure to share about my passion for helping the youth rise above social issues and find positive and fulfilling paths for their lives! Congratulations to Mary … Continue reading Thank you!

American Satires

The JudgeUpon the piano bench sat a well-dressed judge,Who ironically was incapable of holding a grudge.He dealt with the rich, and he dealt with the poor,He could not decide whom he pitied more.In murder cases, robberies, and DUIs,This judge is very keen on detecting lies.Persecuting the guilty is the basis of his job,But never does … Continue reading American Satires

Review of Montgomery Lake High #3 – To Be Released Spring 2014

In anticipation of its public release, The Battle for Innocence was read and reviewed by a 7th grader at Pollard Middle School in Needham, Massachusetts.   “Jon Anderson’s heart pounded heavily against his chest as he opened Chris Dunkin’s front door. He had walked through that door thousands of times before, but never during one of … Continue reading Review of Montgomery Lake High #3 – To Be Released Spring 2014