Joanne and I Burn Up

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When Joanne sets out to teach her friend Molly a science lesson during an outdoor band concert, things kinda, sorta get out of control for a while. More

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Words: 9,480
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310054549
About Kathryn Judson

Kathryn Judson is a former newspaper reporter who switched to helping run an independent bookstore, and then to writing books after her husband volunteered to run the bookstore by himself so she could write full time. After her husband passed away, she had to close the bookstore.

She grew up in the western United States. After a few detours, she lives there again. Along the way, in addition to journalism and selling books, she worked in summer stock theater, as a waitress, and delivered office supplies, among other things. She also toured briefly with an international goodwill group putting on concerts, and (as a lowly assistant to producers) helped put on a Superbowl halftime show. But her favorite job was being a housewife, of the 'available to help the neighbors, do volunteer work, and babysit at the drop of a hat' variety. (It would have surprised her college-aged self to know this, since her college-aged self was misled by feminism into thinking that homemakers were bored and boring, not to mention hapless and close to useless. That shows what her younger self knew about the real world - which wasn't much!)

Mrs. Judson is the author of Almost Hopeless Horse, Why We Raise Belgian Horses, Trouble Pug, The MI5 1/2 series, and The Smolder series, among other things. She is also active online, writing on a variety of topics.

She is fascinated by history. This fascination started young. In grade school she checked out and read every biography in the school library, after which the librarian apologized for not having more biographies and gently but firmly introduced her to other types of history books - some of which were even better than biographies. She continues to study history on the side, and delights in having access to documents and other resources online.

She is an adult convert to Christianity (which fact would have also surprised her younger self), coming to faith midway in her writing career. She now does Christian outreach to people in assisted living centers, as well as continuing to write full time.

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Review by: tony parsons on Feb. 13, 2014 :
It is very hot out on Americanism Day & Molly (oboe) & her BFF Joanne (Asian) are listening to speeches from the Mayor for 2 hours. Mr. Collins is the band director. Later he takes the band to Dairy Queen. Joanne talks about her relation getting killed. The band next meets with Mrs. Mason, who is the activity director at Fairview (retirement). The band plays for the, Justin plays the piano.
Cool book cover, great font, writing style. A unique fairly well written HS or college age short story (book). A few twists/turns. Fairly easy to read/follow start/finish & never a dull moment from. No grammar errors, repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. I will rate the short story (book with 4/5 stars.
Thank you for the free short story (book).
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
(review of free book)

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