The most famous boy in the world is a prisoner. He’s been charged with a crime that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. Languishing within the most secure juvenile facility in California—with the district attorney vowing to make an example of him—Lance must endure the daily indignities of incarcerated youth.
New Camelot is fractured without him. Ricky is bereft, while Arthur feels the loss of his son with a despondency that can’t be quelled. Then there’s Michael, the volatile teen who helped write the proposition that will change California forever. His instability may well threaten the lives of everyone at New Camelot.
As the election looms closer, Proposition 51 takes on an even greater significance in light of the pending trial. The more harshly Lance is treated within the broken justice system, the more he contemplates the wisdom of children having more adult rights. If The Child Voter Act becomes law, and fourteen-year-olds become “legal adults,” might it simply allow real adults to throw more kids into prison?
Whichever way the voters decide, Lance’s greatest fear remains the same: will he ever rejoin the people he loves?
The Lance Chronicles Continue…
About the Author
He majored in English and Theatre at Santa Clara University and earned a master's in film production from Loyola Marymount University, a teaching credential in English from LMU, and another master's in Special Education from Cal State University Dominguez Hills.
He partnered with two friends as producer, writer, and/or director on several ultra-low-budget horror films, including "Fatal Images," "Club Dead," and "Things II," the reviews of which are much more fun than the actual movies.
He taught high school in Hawthorne, California for twenty-five years, both in general education and to students with learning disabilities, in subjects ranging from English and Strength Training to Algebra, Biology, and Yearbook.
He has also been a volunteer Big Brother to seven different boys with the Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a thirty-year volunteer within the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles. He is a passionate advocate for the fair treatment of children and teens in California, something that is sorely lacking in this state.
He has been honored as Probation Volunteer of the Year, YMCA Volunteer of the Year, California Big Brother of the Year, and 2000 National Big Brother of the Year. The "National" honor allowed he and three of his Little Brothers to visit the White House and meet the president in the Oval Office.
He has already written the two remaining books that complete The Children of the Knight Cycle and both will be released in 2014.
He is currently at work on a horror/suspense novel based on his screenplay, "Healer."
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Blog: www.sirlancesays.wordpress.com tumblr: http://michaeljbowler.tumblr.com/