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New Young Adult Book – Voices of the Locusts

Ron Hutchinson, a Missouri author has used his years as a high school student in Japan as the inspiration for a young-adult coming-of-age novel titled Voices of the Locusts. About Voices of the Locusts [caption id="attachment_2219" align="alignright" width="225"] Voices of the Locusts[/caption] From his deathbed, 81-year-old Jack O’Brien reveals to his grandson the existence of a long-forgotten story he wrote as a teenager years earlier while living in Japan. The 16-year-old grandson finds the story in an old footlocker in his grandfather’s attic, and spends days pouring over the real-life account. Set at a U.S. military base in rural Japan in 1948, and playing out against a backdrop of swirling post-War social change, Jack’s Voices of the Locusts tells the story of three families—one black, one white, one Asian. The story also recounts Jack’s love for a Japanese girl, Fujiko Kobaysi, who has been promised in marriage by her parents

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Plan B – author interview – Steven Verrier

[caption id="attachment_1134" align="alignleft" width="194" caption="Click on the picture to purchase"][/caption] Paperback writer welcomes author Steven Verrier, author of Plan B as he interview with us during his virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. About Plan Life was good to fifteen-year-old Danny Roberts. He was a model student, playing violin in his high school orchestra and earning straight A’s on the fast track to university. But then things went very wrong very fast. The problems started when a teacher wouldn’t let Danny out of class to go to the bathroom – even though he said “I’ve really got to go!” Danny responded by defying authority for the first time in his life. That shocking act of defiance earned him a suspension, and Danny’s troubles snowballed from there. But Danny isn’t your typical student, and he doesn’t take his lumps lying down. He fights back on his terms as he

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