CeeGee's Gift

CeeGee's Gift

by Joy H Selak


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Set in a small island town on the Texas coastal bend, CeeGee’s Gift takes readers to a simpler time, when neighbors sat on front porches, kids took off on bikes all day, and the library was the gathering place for all ages. Twelve-year-old Celia Gene Williamson and her friend, old Mr. Tindale, work together to transform her ability to foretell the future into a gift for others—a chance for the people of Southport to prepare for what is to come, or even change their direction and change the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732283114
Publisher: JoyWrites
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 854,906
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Joy Selak is an author, nonprofit leader and philanthropic advisor in Austin, TX. She is a former Financial Advisor and Vice President with Smith Barney. She holds 4 degrees from Arizona State University, including 2 Master's in English Literature and English Education and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. CeeGee's Gift, a novel, is Joy's second book. 'CeeGee's Gift' began as a one act play, won the San Juan Islands Playwrights Festival and then evolved, and then evolved into this novel. The MS for CeeGee's Gift won the Writer's League of TX award for Best Young Adult Fiction in 2010.

Joy has received awards and commendations for her writing. Her play won the San Juan Islands Playwright's Festival, as well as the Audience Choice Award, in 1992. USABookNews named You Don't LOOK Sick! a Finalist for Best Health Book in 2005. Early manuscripts of the novel CeeGee's Gift were awarded Runner Up for Best Fiction in 2008 and Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction in 2010 by the Writer's League of Texas.

Joy continues to write and looks forward to sharing her forthcoming stories with her readers. Learn more about Joy at her website: www.joywrites.com.

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JBronder 10 months ago
Celia Gene, CeeGee, is almost twelve years old and a great kid on the little Magdalena Island. We start the story with her offering to help the elderly Mr. Tindale with his flower beds. But what happens is a prediction and learning about her special ability/curse. CeeGee gets Knowings, a light comes down and tells her different things. The ones she had three years ago lead to people being hurt or dying and she has locked her ability away for three years and tried to be a normal kid. But this is a constant struggle and she decides to talk to Mr. Tindale to see if he can help her. This is a touching story of a young girl and a very special yet misunderstood ability. CeeGee is a great kid and it broke my heart to see her struggling with her Knowing. I understand why she thought they were horrible but I was so happy when Mr. Tindale got it through that it wasn’t the case, like when she saved her mom from the baseball. And to see how she used her Knowing was just wonderful. This is a great story and one that I recommend checking out. I love how it shows to embrace your abilities and how they are really gifts. Joy Selak does a great job with this story. I can’t wait to read more books from her. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.