Ricky Perez knew his sketchbook was his ticket to get into art school. When it was gone, so were his dreams of becoming a comic book artist. A heartfelt short story set in contemporary New York City that takes the reader on a roller coaster ride through Ricky's journey to get accepted at a prestigious New York high school for art.
About the Author
Madeline was born on the Jersey shore a long time ago. If you are a Generation Z reader, you might refer to that as "the olden days". Back then, she loved to read but didn't like pretend stories. She had little time for that. Madeline wanted to know what really happened; and asked her mother, "Tell me real stories about what it was like when you were growing up." That same spirit is what guides her writing today.
Today, she is retired from wearing the many hats of her working past-waitress, actor, designer, stage manager, telemarketer, Kelly Girl, puppeteer, theater director, playwright, mask- maker, woodcarver, ethnographer, teacher and staff-developer. Most of her time is now spent in Chicago, IL where she enjoys writing fiction from her perch overlooking Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan.