As a child, Chip wrote terrible poetry and read hundreds of novels. In high school he wrote more poetry, also terrible, and a scifi novel that in retrospect is unreadable. He had clearly learned nothing. Blind to the mounting evidence, in college he studied art, creative writing, and children's literature with the amazing Lucille Clifton. Then he got a job selling paper. 17 years later, he wrote his first screenplay, Rocket Summer, which sold ten years after that. See? Don't ever give up. Since he already had a head start, he turned the screenplay into this novel, which is way better than the stuff he used to write. Promise. Now with other film projects in development, he is working on his next novel, the first in a series about a child who holds the fate of the planet in her hands. Don't they all?
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By Chip Street
Published: February 21, 2013.
4 kids. 3 rockets. 1 bad idea.
Life in Alice, Nevada is boring and predictable. Until thirteen year old Lacey and her pals stumble across a crate of old military rockets, and decide to do what any kid would do... build a rocket powered car on the outskirts of town.
With enough baling wire and duct tape, they're in for the ride of their lives... if they can just stay alive long enough to launch.
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