Though new to the world of professional writing, T.J. Lantz has been a world class storyteller (A.K.A. liar) for many years. Originally forging his craft by creating backstories for each of the lawn gnomes he managed to liberate from the prisons his neighbors called their front yards, lately he has answered to a much higher calling. Namely, making up stories to entertain the small children that people refer to as his "students". Encouraged by his ability to trick ten-year-olds into believing everything he says is true, Mr Lantz has now decided to offer his amazing manipulative abilities to the rest of the world. He plans on world domination within three months.
on April 01, 2013 :
I loved the first Rosehaven book, and was happy to dive back into its world to learn more about Gnipper in this short story.
While this story (and the main novel) are certainly YA, they are also dark and violent as appropriate for the events therein. I love that eight-year-old Gnipper learns a valuable lesson here, but at the same time the world doesn't really change, so the question of whether her lesson will have any real impact is left open-ended. There are no pat answers, just as there are no pat answers in life.
Looking forward to more Rosehaven stuff!
(review of free book)