An author of non-fiction, young adult fiction, stage plays and more, David Alan Brown earned his BFA in Film and Television, with a writing emphasis, from New York University. He has worked with young people in leadership and personal development for many years and travels as an inspirational speaker. His play Lily’s Blue will receive its World Premier at the Alleyway Theater (Buffalo, NY) in February, 2018. It was included in the Landing Theatre’s 2015 New American Voices Reading Series and was a semi-finalist in Kitchen Dog Theater’s 2014 New Works Festival. In 2009 The Manhattan Theatre Source chose It Is What It Is, a full length drama, for its Playground Development Series. His comedy shorts have been performed by The Actor’s Project of New York and Frogs With Fangs Comedy Troupe. He is the published author of two nonfiction books (The Self-Help Paradox and Answer The Call), and has also written a YA novel, numerous short stories and freelance journalism through American Media Distributors. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and daughters.
17-year-old Nora wants to stay sober, but she's not very motivated by life. She enrolls in a summer self-discovery retreat and can't possibly see how she will fit in with the eager and positive participants. When she happens upon a counselor from a camp for sick kids across the lake, she's inspired to try harder. But life's challenges push Nora to an edge she promised she never go near again.
This book is about things that happen in life and force us to consider if we believe what we say we believe. More importantly, it asks us to be honest about how we put those things into action instead of just reading, writing or teaching about them. It’s about making spiritual living real in an awkward, and sometimes downright difficult, life.