Book Preview: Set in the rural South in 1952, Finding Tom is a coming of age story about a young man. Tom Weston ran outside with tears streaming down his face in the middle of the night. He collapsed in a heap on the red earth. She couldn’t be gone. He wasn’t ready to say goodbye. He closed his eyes and saw again the stiff corpse laying in the bed upstairs. This was not a dream. A tale of grief, faith, and hope, the story follows the life of teenager Tom Weston as he strives to make sense of his life in the wake of unexpected tragedy.

Given an opportunity to escape Podunk Greenwood and his past, he finds himself at the gates of the highly prestigious Locklear University. With the comical Dr. Emory as his friend and mentor, Tom scrapes to survive in this strange new world ruled by the despicable Dean of students. Tom and wealthy roommate, Charles Montgomery, are fatefully paired to tackle the pressures of school, family, and their impending futures as they join a mysterious secret society together. When blonde bombshell Julia Stine walks into the picture things only get more confusing. Unable to run forever, Tom must return home to confront his aloof father and face his fears.

Odds and Ends: Finding Tom is my first novel and is being published by Ambassador International, which is a small publishing company based out of Greenville, SC. The book will be available for sale in early December as a paperback and as an eBook on Amazon. Thanks so much for your support!