Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Eb McCourry's final year at a tiny Appalachian school is rushing at a frantic pace toward showdowns on all fronts. Living in a children's home, he's struggling for an identity at his new school and finds it with the football and square dance teams and with an English teacher who forces him to write better than he thought he could. But not all is well. Eb faces a gun, two pedophiles, a sociopathic teammate, growing pressure to win and a budding love affair with the lovely and brilliant Lizetta. His college football scholarship and the doors it can open are at stake and he must grow up quickly.
About the Author
Dan Smith is a 2010 inductee into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame and founding editor of FRONT Magazine. A journalist since 1964, he has won awards in every significant journalistic discipline and was Virginia Business Journalist of the Year 2005. Other awards are for business ethics, environmental education, environmental journalism, support of the arts and the first (2009) Perry F. Kendig Literary Award, given by the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge. He is an active community volunteer and member of a number of boards of directors. He is an is award-winning public radio essayist, a freelance writer/photographer and the founder of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference. This is his fifth book, and his first novel. He has two children and two grandchildren and lives in Roanoke, VA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org