Back to School

In this section of my podcast of “Pushing Back,” Boone is still entirely on his own, has lot to figure out, and doesn’t have many tools to work with. After how badly Nancy’s first visit to his house ended (Chap 12), he gets a surprise offer from Mr. Everett at the end of Chap 13 and things start to get interesting again. In chapter 14, released today, Boone goes back to school (in a way), and his relationship with his neighbor Mr. Everett keeps changing. The old man acknowledges Boone in a couple of surprising ways.

As always, you can find all the chapters here

or by clicking the “LISTEN . . .” tab on my website and choosing from the several options for following along.

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A career working with teenagers on the fringes of society has made me both sensitive to and appreciative of the complexities of character and the struggles, inner and outer, that we all wrestle with in one form or another. My writing emphasizes character development over action, and, as a lifelong Southerner, the rhythms and cadence of the Southeastern United States influence both my spoken and written voice.

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