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Blog Hop Mission Not Too Impossible

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Today, I, along with some of my friends, are hopping from blog to blog. We're showing you what we've just completed or are currently working on. So, come along for the ride!

1. What is the title of your book?

Starlight



2. Where did the idea come from for the book?

Several things. I had two characters kicking around in my head. They wanted a story, but I had never come up with something worthy of them. However, the recent political season, where things really heated up in my county, gave me an idea for supporting characters, but I still needed a hook, a reason to bring these characters to life. Then it hit me - a house that looked like the perfect combination of historical beauty from a distance combined with obvious decay and rot up close. A man who wants to get even for old issues. A woman determined to control everything, even to the point where she protects a criminal.

3. What is the genre of your book? Romantic Suspense4. What actors would you choose to play your characters i…

Goodbye Tchaikovsky by: Michael Thal

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First of all, I want to note this book is probably one of the most powerful stories for tween and teen boys I've ever read.


David Rothman loses his hearing at the age of twelve to a hereditary problem he knew nothing about. There is no warning, no gradual loss. One day, David is rejoicing after a virtuoso solo performance at Symphony Hall in New York. His performance receives rave reviews, and he's excited about a future performance for the Queen of England in London. David returns home to celebrate his twelfth birthday, and the next morning he wakes up deaf.


Michael Thal brings us this story of personal triumph giving way to disaster into the forefront. His character, David, lives and breathes the violin. He is a hardworking prodigy, but now his world is forever silent. The reader experiences David's loss as he does. We walk the sad path where he stumbles, but he picks himself up with assistance from unexpected sources. Sometimes, adults show David the way, but as he slow…