In The Scrape – James Newman and Mark Steensland

If it’s one thing James Newman knows how to do, it’s write an engaging coming-of-age tale. MIDNIGHT RAIN and ODD MAN OUT are as required a readings as is BOY’S LIFE when it comes to COA. With IN THE SCRAPE, I think him and Steensland have reached new heights. IN THE SCRAPE is as raw,Continue reading “In The Scrape – James Newman and Mark Steensland”

Of Foster Homes and Flies – Chad Lutzke

Denny is a 12-year-old, only child to a widowed, alcoholic mother. Denny is making the awkward transition from being a boy into manhood. His mother isn’t much help, as she’s usually well on her way to polishing off her daily bottle of vodka by the time he gets home from school. With a nasty tongueContinue reading “Of Foster Homes and Flies – Chad Lutzke”