Lacy Dawn’s father relives the never-ending Gulf War, her mother’s teeth are rotting out, and her best friend gets murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage – an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. He wants something in exchange. It’s up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn’t mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.
Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy, satire, and political parody — a children’s story for adults. Half of author proceeds are donated to help abused / homeless children.
Targeted Age Group:: 16+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I've had a long-standing need to write fiction beginning in preadolescence, producing short stories and poetry until working to support my family while in graduate school drained my energies and my inner voice became silent. I majored in the delivery of services to help needful children, working while in school and for the next forty years in that field. Today, I'm a retired children's psychotherapist.
One day in 2006 while I was facilitating a group therapy session for children with mental health problems, across the table sat an eleven year old victim of extreme abuse. This girl was the inspiration for my protagonist — Lacy Dawn — and my debut novel.
Instead of talking about the horrors of her abuse by the meanest daddy on Earth, Lacy Dawn spoke of her courage in facing life, her hopes and dreams for the future, especially to find a permanent family who would love and protect her. She inspired everyone who came in contact with her, staff and other kids alike. That evening when I got home, I began pursuit of my own long lost dream of writing fiction. Rarity from the Hollow is my debut novel.