Month: May 2018

The List

This is another dystopian novel.  Ice caps have melted and a community of survivors is existing (albeit not thriving) under the control of a strongman.  Language is being ever more tightly circumscribed and The List refers to the only words… Read More ›

Here We Are Now

A 16-year-old girl has been raised by her single Jordanian immigrant mother in Indianapolis.  In poking around old papers, she discovers her dad is a famous rock musician.  She writes him a few letters asking to meet him.  One day… Read More ›

Summer Unscripted

Rainie is a high-schooler with no direction in life.  She has started and quit many things.  She sees a fellow student do a dramatic monologue, falls for him, and wrangles an invite to work in a resort summer theater.  Before… Read More ›

Shadow Girl

A Chinese-American girl in New York City lives with her mom and n’er-do-well brother in a tiny apartment. The father/husband was abusive and finally walked out on them.  The girl works up a business as an academic tutor and goes… Read More ›

i hate everyone but you

Two long-time BFFs, Ava & Genevieve, graduate high school and go to colleges on opposite coasts.  The story is told in the form of back-and-forth texts and emails between the two. Individual and family personalities and problems are revealed. Gen… Read More ›