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Billy is eight years old. He has had many hardships in his life. His mama died giving him life, his dad had a hard time coping and started drinking. Out of desperation, his dad marries Rose, hoping to have a mother for his son. Rose is very abusive to Billy and fights constantly with his dad. During a camping trip that was planned to bring the family together, the fighting becomes intense. Billy packs up his tent, in the middle of the night, and runs away, hiking through the hills of Tennessee. Billy is not missed until the next morning. He has many adventures before being reunited with his dad.
About the Author
After retiring from several careers, including geophysics, counseling, and teaching mathematics, Peggy Holloway's love of reading led her to try her hand at writing. The plan was to write a novel. The book took off on its on, with the characters telling the story and Ms. Holloway trying to keep up. Once the first book was written, she has been unable to quit writing.