Breath of Fresh Air Press for my boomer/coming-of age novel The Whole World and All.
I'm very excited about this manuscript being published! The novel is set in the mid-1960's amidst the turmoil and change of that decade, and this change affects the main character, Annie Thomas, too. She's moved into a new city, a new school, and neighborhood. New teacher, classmates, and friends. New everything! Is she ready?
This novel is funny and frank, as Annie steers a course through early adolescence and the awakening of her mind and spirit to the world around her. Suddenly, she discovers there are scarier things in this life than monsters and frightening fairy tales. The Viet Nam war sears a place in Annie's heart and troubles her thoughts, even as she sleeps. Moving into a suburb for the first time brings its own challenges, and a bully who threatens with more than jeers sets her mind on finding a way to subdue his nasty nature.
I'll update as the publishing process progresses, so watch this space!