Green Grass

Green Grass

by Fredrick Hudgin


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This is my first young adult book. My grandkids kept asking me for one of my books and they were all full of adult words, thoughts, and actions-clearly not appropriate for young readers. So I wrote this one.

I'm sure you've heard the cliché about the grass always being greener. Sometimes it's true-sometimes it's not. It's usually a little more complicated than that.

There are no adult words beyond what I hear tweens use every day. And no sex beyond holding hands, giving hugs, and kissing. While the book contains some violence and death, it is not graphic and I feel it is presented in a way that most young readers would understand without getting disturbed.

However, being a young reader book doesn't mean that the plots and subplots are not interesting. Susannah and her friends are dropped into the middle of a civil war. There are good people and bad people on both sides of the portal. Deciding who is whom becomes a pretty important question to figure out. After the Earthlings get cloned, things really get complicated. Imagine saying "Hi!" to yourself!

So pull up a chair and enter a world of Magic with dragons, mages, and swords. It is called Gleepth. You can only get there once a year, and only for a few minutes. But no one told Susannah that when she stepped into the portal and into a life beyond anything she had ever dreamed. And there was no way back beyond waiting a year for the next window.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979658010
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/10/2017
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

I have been writing poetry and short stories since I took a Creative Writing class at Purdue University in 1967. Unfortunately, that was the only class I passed and spent the next three years in the army, including a tour in Vietnam. After leaving the army, I earned a BS in Computer Science from Rutgers and struck off on a career as a computer programmer.

I find that my years of writing poetry have affected how I write prose. My wife is always saying to put more narrative into the story. My poetry side keeps trying to pare it down to the emotional bare bones. What I create is always a compromise between the two.

Short stories and poems of mine have been published in Biker Magazine, two compilations by Poetry.Com, The Salal Review, The Scribbler, That Holiday Feeling-a collection of Christmas short stories, and Not Your Mother's Book on Working for a Living.

My home is in Ariel, Washington, with my wife, two horses, two dogs and three cats.

My website is All of my books and short stories are described with links to where you can buy them in hardcopy or e-book form. I've also included some of my favorite poems. You can see what is currently under development, sign up for book announcements, or volunteer to be a reader of my books that are under development.

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