Morgan isn't merely bored, he feels like he is invisible. Ignored by his parents, bullied at school, and living in a dreary tenement building where the only thing he can see out his windows are other tenements buildings taller than his, he yearns for adventure and freedom. He has nothing, except an extraordinary curiosity, courage, and the imagination to change. This humorous tale is a tender testament to following one's heart, despite what the world might think or say to the contrary. Morgan comes to understand that he has the power to be whatever he wants to be. Is it a fantasy adventure? Magical realism? A coming of age story? A dream? A comic Metamorphosisfor all ages, perhaps. You decide.
|Publisher:||Words, Words, Words|
|Edition description:||Blue 2nd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Along with his novels, A Winsome Murder, The Silenced, and Blue, Jim has also worked extensively as a playwright for young audiences. His work in the field has been acknowledged with The Distinguished Play Award from The American Alliance of Theater and Education; The Intellectual Freedom Award by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts; the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwrighting Contest, and The American Alliance of Theater and Education honored his body of work with the Charlotte B. Chorpenning Award.
Jim is also a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Fiction.
His education began as a first mate on the charter boat JIB VII out of Captree Boat Basin, NY, where he worked for five seasons. He then studied theater at Suffolk County Community College. Long Island, where he received an AS degree, then the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he received a BFA. He also attended Madison Area Technical College where he was licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician
Jim is a member of The Dramatists Guild and Actors Equity Association.