30-Day Pass

 Next up is 30 Day Pass! Here's the cover...  

Told in alternating point of views, twelve year-old Levi only wants to defend his mother from his abusive dad when he stumbles upon a karate school across the street. When the instructor at the struggling studio finds Levi to be a natural sparrer with phenomenal raw ability, he bets everything on the kid to win the state tournament.

This was the first time I've written a book with more than one point of view, and while it's got some tough moments, I enjoyed the dual narrative, developing the relationship between Levi and his instructor. 

Here's the full blurb:

Levi Rocco only wants to protect his mom from his abusive father. His father’s last visit left Levi and his mom driving to the Med First center, where Levi decided to check out the Kick City karate studio across the street. Looking in on class, he ends up meeting the instructor and coming away with a free pass for thirty days. And since there is no money for karate, thirty days will have to be enough.  

Cody Anderson is struggling. Recruitment and sales at Kick City are lagging. His Maple Ridge studio is last in money and profitability. The instructor only wants to teach karate, but everything else is getting in the way. But when he sees a boy outside his window, kicking like he was born to do it, Cody is taken by his raw talent and instincts. He offers the boy a pass, and vows to do everything he can to keep the around.

For the first time in his life, Levi finds that he’s good at something. Really good. He’s already winning sparring matches, building stamina, and his confidence is soaring. His instructor even waives his fees and wants him to fight in a statewide tournament. Levi trains every night, wanting nothing more than to repay the man who’s done so much for him. And it’s then, just as Levi allows himself to believe he can accomplish something extraordinary, that his father shows up and does what he does best.

Told in alternating voices, 30 DAY PASS tells the story of family, friendship, and fighting though the noise to find your voice.

The release date is 8/6, but if you'd like to read an advanced copy, leave a comment below!




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