Work In Progress - Projected to be Released in 2019

"I can really get ‘into Shane’ and I know I will be sad when this book ends. I have read a few books that I did not want them to end, and this will be one of them." - Beta Reader Comment

"You make everything so visible – I remember the small towns I have known. I felt I was standing right next to Shane." - Beta Reader Comment

"Boy, your book is certainly bringing out thoughts and feelings I had no idea I still had. Is this a sign of a great writer? I think so." - Beta Reader Comment


A zealous authoritarian high school administrator exploits his position in an attempt to break Shane Davison's teen spirit, unaware of the Pandora's box he has unintentionally opened. The administrator's unrestrained actions set into motion a chain of events which he did not foresee, in this early 1970's narrative, told from Shane's teenage perspective.

Shane takes the reader into his confidence to reveal a coming-of-age account of growing up in a small, ultra-conservative, north Oklahoma town. A true, honest-to-goodness southern literary novel, inspired by actual events – a work-in-progress.









Completed Rough Draft includes 2-Part Introduction
with an additional 127 Chapters
Approximately 300 words = one published page
Average written words per day: 3000
Most productive day: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 6800 written words
Longest single chapter: #124 (2025 words)

Status of rewrite as it is being completed
81 of 130 chapters

Projected Book Release 2019

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