Skip to main content

Posts

Streets of Our Youth by Ron Stelle

Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers Favorite
"As corny as that may sound, it is as true today as it was to our parents during their time and their parents during theirs. Who we are when we arrive to the “other side” of growing up depends not only on our parents and family, but the friends we grew up with. We found strength in our friends when times were difficult." No truer words have ever been spoken and yet our youth insist that times are different and that the "older" generation could not possibly ever understand or relate to what it is like to grow up. In Richard Stelle's reflection of growing up in the 1960's, there is little difference to the children of today. Certainly technology has changed the way in which information is presented, but feelings and emotions are the same. Streets of Our Youth is fifteen chapters of daring adventures of a group of friends that begin with the assassination of President Kennedy; an event that was lost on Bill, Mike, R…

Streets of Our Youth by Ron Stelle

Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers Favorite
"As corny as that may sound, it is as true today as it was to our parents during their time and their parents during theirs. Who we are when we arrive to the “other side” of growing up depends not only on our parents and family, but the friends we grew up with. We found strength in our friends when times were difficult." No truer words have ever been spoken and yet our youth insist that times are different and that the "older" generation could not possibly ever understand or relate to what it is like to grow up. In Richard Stelle's reflection of growing up in the 1960's, there is little difference to the children of today. Certainly technology has changed the way in which information is presented, but feelings and emotions are the same. Streets of Our Youth is fifteen chapters of daring adventures of a group of friends that begin with the assassination of President Kennedy; an event that was lost on Bill, Mike,…

Operation Pandora's Box

Yesterday, June 14, my awesome former student and I met to work on edits for the third book in my Wow and Viola! series. Yes, that's right, the third one is finished. Thanks you, James!!!!!!!
Raspberry Beret (the second book) is in the final stages of completion. (Will you be ready to do some more editing, James?:)
I have learned that I will NEVER attempt to write two books at one time again, especially in reverse order. Confusing? You betcha!

Operation Pandora's Box

Yesterday, June 14, my awesome former student and I met to work on edits for the third book in my Wow and Viola! series. Yes, that's right, the third one is finished. Thanks you, James!!!!!!!
Raspberry Beret (the second book) is in the final stages of completion. (Will you be ready to do some more editing, James?:)
I have learned that I will NEVER attempt to write two books at one time again, especially in reverse order. Confusing? You betcha!

The Prodigy by A.L. Campbell

Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers Favorite Miles never dreamed of being anything other than the obedient, well-mannered boy his mother expected him to be. Academically superior, his grades made enough of a hero of him, but when his athletic skills became obvious in high school, he was the boy who had it all. When he agreed to try his hand at playing football, it was only as a favor to the man who had become a father-figure to him. He was able to keep his extracurricular activity secret from his mother until his fame on the field gained notoriety. Promising never to keep such information from his mother again, Miles continued to excel in sports until his talent earned him full college scholarships and national attention. Everyone profited from his fame, but was it enough to keep him honest? A.L. Campbell portrays the harsh reality of college sports in the novel The Prodigy. Sports fans are often not privy to the politics behind the making of a sports hero. It is a sad business that ov…