Marlene Fanta Shyer

Biography

Marlene Fanta Shyer is an author and playwright who has published six novels and twelve children's books. Her fiction, essays and travel stories have appeared in major magazines and newspapers.

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Books

Thwack
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,200. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Thwack! A Teenage Love Story is a novel about the joy and pain of first love. Caryl, about to turn fifteen, admires her beautiful older sister, Dawn, who is "doing it" with her boyfriend, Justin. For Caryl "it" seems far in the future until she falls in love with the Ecuadorian paper-delivery boy. Early every day she hears the thwack as the newspaper hits her front door.
Welcome Home, Jellybean
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,650. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Siblings
At the age of thirteen, Gerri Oxley has come home to stay after having lived her entire life in institutions for the mentally handicapped. That day her twelve-year old brother Neil, the narrator of this novel, knows that his own life has changed forever. "It's not going to be easy," his father had said, but neither Neil nor his parents could have foreseen just how difficult it would be for all.
Not Like Other Boys, Growing Up Gay by Marlene Fanta Shyer and Christopher Shyer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,130. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Coming out
In alternating voices, this frank memoir chronicles the long journey mother and son took from a relationship of concealment and shame about Chris's homosexuality to one of acceptance and love. Marlene and Chris tell the story of their parallel lives during the troubled years each of them kept silent about their suspicions, all the while yearning to reveal the truth.

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