Lorca Damon is a teacher in a juvenile correctional facility and her young adult books focus on themes that come directly from the lives of her troubled students. Her non-fiction title, Autism By Hand, is an Amazon bestseller and is practical advice she gleaned from raising her profoundly autistic daughter.
There are worse things than the end of the world...like surviving it. Xander Welch spent a lot of time in prison thinking of creative ways to make amends, but heading into what's left of America after the Oil Crisis of 2015 might be his worst idea yet. With only a ten-year-old native to guide him, Xander has to travel deep in the heartland of a society that has no help from the outside world.
Tanner Barrett lives in a mansion overlooking the town of Spooner Pass, Colorado, but life isn't as perfect as the four-car garage made it seem. While her family is close-knit and happy, the rest of the town vilifies them for their small chain of medical marijuana dispensaries.
Even though the law said it was legal, the town never said it was right.
This YA novel depicts the all-too-real life of a teenager being raised by a grandparent, a reality for millions of children. What happens to these kids when the grandparents can no longer care for them, and the kids become the caregivers?