Deborah DeMoss Smith
Author, documentary writer/producer, and jazz radio host, Deborah DeMoss Smith sets her first YA novel in northwest Louisiana during the steaming summer of 1963.
Growing up in that Deep South countryside, DeMoss Smith says the locale fits perfectly with the story of 14-year-old Aurora’s, the protagonist of Light Fixtures, fateful summer.
“Northwest Louisiana in the summer is hot and humid, and that weather is really a metaphor of how Aurora feels—on fire, euphoric, creative, manic. But she is unprepared when life flips to the down side. Yet with the help of two unconventional guides who understand the onset of her bipolar moods, she learns her light can shine again.”
Other works by DeMoss Smith include Reflections of the Heart, What Our Animal Companions Tell Us and award-winning documentaries, such as the Cable Ace (Emmy) winner A Different Kind of Mayor: Gussie McRobert. Light Fixtures is the first of a series of YA books defining Aurora’s journey.
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by Deborah DeMoss Smith
It’s 1963 and everything is moving fast for 14-year-old Aurora. Her manic thoughts and actions can cause those around her to shake their heads in bafflement, especially when her spirits nosedive. But it’s no puzzle for the mystical Mr. Hematite and Mr. Dragonfly who guide her in understanding the onset of her bipolar moods and show her that as Light Fixtures we all can shine with balance.
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