Nerd on Cloud Nine

Teen angst in the early 1960s. A young girl must move because of her father's new job, after having lived her first thirteen years in the warm cocoon of close friends, family ties and community spirit. The move results in big tragedies and small triumphs. She endures a fractured skull, desegregation and the horror of the JFK assassination close by. Plus, she is a nerd. A dream date saves it.

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About Sara Marie Hogg

Sara Marie Hogg was born in 1949 in Cabool, Missouri to Laura Marie and Dr. Garrett Hogg Jr., M.D. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University and graduated with a BFA from Texas Christian University in 1972 with a major in painting. She also studied under the instruction of Chapman Kelly and Alberto Collie at Northwood Institute of Texas in the Arts Program. She has been published in Springfield! Magazine, Fate Magazine, Tulsa World and Taney County Times Newspapers. Poetry is her first love and she received an award in the First Annual Missouri Writers' Week Awards for Poetry and she received a Boswell Award for poetry from the English Department of her alma mater, TCU. Her poetry has been spotlighted in many anthologies including one by Enright House of Ireland. Her bound works include Catho Darlington--Lessons Learned in the Space Age (a novel), Blade Chatter (a short story collection written under a pseudonym) and Dark Shadings, Spattered Light, her first volume of poetry. She is also working on a children's book, Mumbledypeg, On Call, and a second volume of poetry, Multiple Exposures. Publishing Update: Blade Chatter received second place awards in short fiction and illustration, Global eBook Awards. Her volume of poetry, Multiple Exposures was the first place winner in poetry, 2012, Global eBook Awards. She has serialized three Detective Thriller novels at Venture Galleries: The Scavenger's Song, Dark Continent, Continental and Gris Gris. All three feature homicide detectives Angus Carlyle and Skeeter Sherwood. She writes a weekly Mystery Blog for Venture Galleries that uses fictional stories to explore unsolved mysteries and is bundling these stories into books the books Quite Curious and Curious, Indeed. The first has been published and the second is almost completed. The eerie work of short fiction, The Spark of Life will be the title story in a volume of short fiction. She also plans a work, It Rises From the Pee Dee, about a young man that gets involved in the Revolutionary War because of his skill as a scout and spy. At times he disguises himself as a Native American while he is working for regiments in the Carolinas. He survives the war, marries and has children.

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