Firefly has been a labor of love from the beginning…
Several years ago, I started writing a story for my son, Jack. He was about six years old at the time. I reckoned it might take me a little while to finish a full-length novel, so I aimed for a middle-grade feel, similar to books by Kate DiCamillo, Beverly Cleary, E.B. White, C.S. Lewis, and others in that genre. Clicking away on my keyboard in the wee hours of the morning, Firefly began to take shape as the tale of a wily firefly named Flash who has a hankerin’ for mischief.
A few years later, I finished my initial draft of the book and printed one copy to give to Jack on his 9th birthday. What a joy it was to read Firefly together.
Now, thanks to my publisher, Black Rose Writing, I have the pleasure of sharing Firefly with you.
AND, I’m super excited for you to see the spectacular illustrations artist Janelle Jordan created for the book—you are going to love the depictions of Flash and his crew in the midst of their epic adventure.
Though this book follows the story of a firefly, Flash makes the same kinds of mistakes humans make all the time. He can be cocky and selfish and impulsive, and he does things he regrets. Flash discovers that the only way out of the trouble he gets himself and his friends into is through it.
It is my hope that children (and adults) who read Firefly will be entertained by the comedy and action of the story, but that they’ll also find inspiration to live with courage—an undervalued virtue in our fear-laced age.
Firefly, if anything, is a story of hope.
So, Where Can I Buy This Book?
Glad you asked! Firefly is available most places books are sold online. Here are a couple places to get started:
If you want to try before you buy, the ebook links above also offer a sneak peek of the first few chapters for free—you heard me right, friend, FREE!
If you like what you read, please leave a many-starred review online—positive reviews are especially helpful on Amazon and are much appreciated!
Please feel free to share my press release with connections who might find the book interesting—teachers, parents, titans of media, etc.: FIREFLY PRESS RELEASE
THANK YOU, and happy reading!