Growing up in the midsized Midwestern city of Middletown, Ohio, James Robert "Blue" Heron has what could only be described as a happy childhood. Bright and imaginative, he is unusually well-versed on current issues such as the Vietnam War and the first moon landing-with personal heroes including the likes of Steve McGarrett and Captain James Tiberius Kirk.
But after a real-life neighborhood hero is killed in Vietnam and his father begins facing health issues, the child "Blue" begins to struggle. He begins to lose focus and daydream in class-fixated on scary monsters and dreams of exploration that inhabit his imagination.
Facing growing problems at home and school, Blue begins to find refuge in his creativity and humor, a skill that is equally his greatest blessing and most volatile curse. Now, with a total lack of direction in life, he searches desperately for stability in a rapidly changing world-struggling to keep his own sanity intact along the way.
A coming-of-age tale for the underachievers, artists, and dreamers of the world, Messiah of the Heart: The Signs takes a unique look at one individual's endless search for happiness, independence, and spiritual truth.
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About the Author
Steven George Johnson is a social worker for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Tampa, Florida. He was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio. After graduating from Middletown High School in 1982, he earned his bachelor's degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and eventually earned his master's in social science education at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
After decades working a multitude of jobs before settling in on his career as a social worker, Johnson finally decided to begin writing stories at the age of fifty. Messiah of the Heart, inspired by his many life experiences, is his debut novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed, so much I just ordered copies to gift friends. Story begins in my former home town which was reason I was attracted to the story. Of course I enjoyed the trip to memorable places, as the story unfolds in far away places I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to learn what fate "Blue" faced. The music mentioned throughout would make a great "playlist"! Can't wait to see what this author does next.....