My middle grade novel, The Hardest Hit, is now available!
In The Hardest Hit, we meet eleven year old Sam Parker. Sam loves to play hockey. But this is the year that he will start body-checking. His natural fear of getting hit is temporarily overshadowed by finding out his parents are getting divorced.
Determined to keep them together by being a hockey superstar, Sam instead suffers a bone-crunching check from the school bully in his first game of the season. The resulting pain and fear brings out the worst in Sam as one difficulty after another piles on. Even his best friend, Jill, doesn't always seem to understand what he's going through.
When will his head stop hurting? Will he ever be able to play hockey again? How can he keep his parents together? Or can he? It will take everything Sam has to bounce back. Every one of his problems feel like ...the hardest hit.
The Hardest Hit is part of the Sam the Hockey Player series, and the first one to be published. There will be others, some following Sam at this stage of his life (11-12). Others will feature Sam at other stages in his life, such as first grade or as a toddler. In each of these books, the target reader/listener will be the roughly the same age as Sam.
The Hardest Hit is available as an eBook from Amazon or Barnes and Noble now. It will shortly be available for all other formats wherever you like to buy your ebooks, but Smashwords has them now. The paperback version will be available within a couple of weeks, and I'll post that information when it happens.