Here's a first draft of my elevator pitch for my next young adult novel:

Sixteen-year-old Woody thinks he’s ready to be a man. But when he loses his spot as captain of the football team and his father—a Korean war veteran—has difficulty holding onto his job at the asbestos factory, Woody loses his dreams and role model. A friend bullies him into photographing a protest against the Brown vs. Board of Education decision and Woody discovers what true masculinity is really about. 

Like HALF-TRUTHS, you will be able to observe my writing journey through blog posts on this page. 

Meet My New Experts: Four Korean War Veterans I treasure the opportunity to meet the men who lived and fought during the time period I want to portray.

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