Published June 2015
ebook format, 239 pages
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani
Cameron has a crush on Farrah. He also likes to draw, is an avid gamer and is your average teen boy. Seems pretty typical one might think, but it's not. Cameron also lost his mom to cancer a year ago, has a close relationship with his Dad and has an old Italian artist as his mentor. This is a kid who is still hurting and drawing helps him cope. When he is given an old sketch book and decides to draw Farrah in it, everything changes. Farrah comes alive in the sketch and Cameron discovers she's now part of Terra Sempre, a Renaissance world drawn somewhere beyond the pages of the sketchbook. And if he doesn't get her out, the Farrah in his world will die.
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After a change of heart and major, he enrolled in Old Dominion University and earned his degree in Business Administration. He's worked in various managerial and marketing capacities throughout his life. While teaching high school for six years in Culpeper, VA, he taught business management, business law, marketing, and sports marketing, and also coached football.
He has walked the streets of Los Angeles and New York City, waded in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and climbed Diamond Head crater on Hawaii and rang in the New Year in Tokyo, Japan. But he dreams of one day visiting Greece and Italy.
He's a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and a strong supporter of the Need for Diverse Books. As a self-described, young reluctant reader, he writes young adult stories specifically to reach other reluctant readers. As a participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program, he was blessed to be mentored by Suzanne Morgan Williams, 2012 SCBWI member of the year.
He now lives in Wilmington, NC with his family, including three cats.
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