Special Giveaway – As an early Christmas present Because of the Moon will be available for free for your Kindle Dec 20-23rd.
Publication Date:June 12, 2011
A fast read full of humor and wit.
is for dogs,” spouts Jay Roberts, a mischievous teen with a wicked
sense of humor. Arrested for his involvement in a chop shop, Jay has two
choices: go to juvenile detention or move to the impoverished Indian
reservation his mother shunned fourteen years ago where his estranged
grandfather will oversee Jay’s penance. Either way he won't enjoy the
fruits of his latest prank "Rat-Day".
Jay doesn’t belong in the
run-down village and vows to return to the city when his sentence over,
if not sooner. He resents his frequently absent mother for making him
move three weeks before school is over. A school where everyone calls
him "Apple" for some reason. Jay goes through the motions of his
community service while planning his escape. His plan to stop the school
bully will either win him the respect of his peers or turn him into
Keeping everyone at arms length, Jay watches with
indifference as family by family, the people move away. After thousands
of years on their ancestral land the villagers have given up hope of
survival. Gradually Jay learns to appreciate his Grampa and the quirky
tribe members. When Grampa points to Orion's belt, in the sky, Jay asks
"If his belt fell down would we see a full moon?" and the two click.
devises a plan to keep the village together protecting the history and
tradition he is inherently a part of. When the plan threatens to fall
apart can Jay reach out to the unreliable village alcoholic to pull them