Joel Magalnick grew up in a version of suburbia not so different from the version you'll read in his story. Thankfully he escaped and now writes on a more regular basis as a journalist for a small newspaper in Seattle, Washington. He lives there with his wife and two children.
If you'd like to see some of his other fiction, check out his serial novel, 140 characters at a time, at his Twitter feed at @badassbook. Start from the bottom.
Published: July 7, 2013.
Fiction » Coming of age
Jason Drucker is an otherwise normal 14-year-old stuck in an ugly situation. What should have been some harmless teasing with some of his neighborhood buddies has turned into a full-scale war at their junior high school. Jason has been pushed into leading his side, and now he’s got to figure out how to calm things down again.