Killing Dreams and Getting ReviewsMarch 21, 2016
Veteran sports writer Mike Baldwin has written a novel aimed at baseball fans and those with affection for the Midwest and for sleep-away summer camps (and really, who’s not a fan of those?) His heroine, sports agent extraordinaire Veronica Townsend, is a beautiful woman (pillowy lips, red nails, strappy sandals, the works) who hollers at the TV when the game’s on in a sports bar and consistently breaks the speed limit in her BMW sports car. She is determined not to let the beloved Camp Dream Catcher be ruined by scandal and murder, and to that end chases all over Kansas tracking down clues and piecing together fragments of the sordid death of a handsome but troubled lifeguard.
Need book reviews? Those little buggers are hard to get. I thought I understood the game, but my paltry review numbers on Amazon are evidence that I do not. Or are they?
Philip Brown, YA contemporary fantasy author of Light Runner, is motivated by the power of words to change lives. He teaches high school and is inspired by his students, many of whom struggle to overcome difficult social and personal issues. He believes the classroom is a place filled with brilliant and amazing stories.
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Sired by a British peer, born of a paramour to Indian royalty, Kali Matai was destined from birth to enthrall England’s most powerful men. She hadn’t counted on becoming their pawn.
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