I "met" JP a couple of years ago when he found his way to my blog. Neither one of us knew at the time how connected we would become. I began reading his own blog at the time as well. He was posting an ongoing story about a young boy growing up in a small coal town before moving to an all boy's boarding school and seeing first hand the results of bullying on a young spirit.
I was deeply moved after reading some of his posts and reached out to JP. I would like to think we are friends and I had many online conversations with him over the past few years as he was considering publishing all those tales he shared with the world through his blog.
I am so proud to be able to say that JP's debut novel A DIFFERENT CLASS BOYHOOD is now available through Amazon in both Kindle and paperback versions as well as hardback through Barnes & Noble.
I must warn you though. JP's story is not for the faint of heart. This story, based on true events, will tug at your senses and bring you to tears when a sweet innocence is lost and an inner strength reborn as JP's main character, Joel, survives all the torments of being bullied in an all boy's boarding school.
Despite my ongoing fight with my local post office to get my regular mail delivered and not returned to sender, I managed to stop them from trying to return JP's books yesterday. I'm happy to report both Janet and I are the proud owners of hardcopy versions of JP's story and he was even kind enough to mention me in his acknowledgments which was indeed a pleasant surprise!
If you get the chance, check out A DIFFERENT CLASS BOYHOOD and let me know what you think...