Teenagers and Fiction

Parenting Teens, Writing, and Fiction




A comparison between the 2012 movie Red Dawn with Chris Hemsworth and my novel THIRTEEN.

Why Canada? Why Not USA?

THIRTEEN is set in Vancouver BC Canada and many people think it should be set in the USA. Here's why I set it in Canada.

The Teenager

Meet Jack, the main character of the YA novel series THIRTEEN about a teenager, his single mom, a cop, and an invading army

The Mother

Characterization of the mother in the YA novel, THIRTEEN 'bout a foreign invasion of a NA town, a 13 year old boy & his mom

Delivering the Refugees. Book 2 Ch 1.

  Silence. White tendrils of fog rose like fingers wrapping around the boat as if some ghost from below wanted to pull it down into the black depths. Silence. Everyone willed the boat to go faster, to get to their... Continue Reading →

Noise Replaced by Silence – the Beginning of a Book.

The sequel to THIRTEEN by Shannon Peel is starting out quietly. Is this a good thing? You be the judge.

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