Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Book and a Chat with Helene Dunbar

Helene Dunbar is today's guest on a Book and a Chat, and though this is her debut book she has been a freelance writer for some years covering subjects from court cases, theater, and Native American Indian tribes to features about fiddles & accordions.

Her debut novel is a moving and thought provoking YA novel "These Gentle Wounds".

The idea for These Gentle Wounds came from an unfortunate number of true cases, some of which Helene once wrote about for an educational book series. In a 2010 case in New York State, one of the children survived and she started to wonder what his life would be like. Helene followed the real life story and the boy’s life is nothing like Gordie’s. For better or worse.

About "These Gentle Wounds":

Sometimes I wish I'd lost a leg or something. Everyone can understand that. They never get it when what's been broken is inside your head.

Five years after an unspeakable tragedy that changed him forever, Gordie Allen has made a new home with his half-brother Kevin. Their arrangement works since Kevin is the only person who can protect Gordie at school and keep him focused on getting his life back on track.

But just when it seems like things are becoming normal, Gordie's biological father comes back into the picture, demanding a place in his life. Now there's nothing to stop Gordie from falling into a tailspin that could cost him everything--including his relationship with Sarah, the first girl he's trusted with the truth. With his world spinning out of control, the only one who can help Gordie is himself . . . if he can find the strength to confront the past and take back his future.

With a second book already in the editing stage for release next year, I am sure the name Helene Dunbar will continue to be on the must read YA list.

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Helene Dunbar


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