Friday, June 27, 2014

The Praise for the Teen in Your Life Contest!

Do you know a teen who constantly makes good grades, works hard to earn extra money, is loyal to family and friends, volunteers to help others, is someone you can count on? The list could go on and on.

Here’s a chance to tell us great things about the ones you know. They can be your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin or friend.

Every month a gift will be given to the best entry, but everyone’s a winner because the best prize is getting to share about the wonderful young people in your lives.

The rules are simple. Tell us how you know the teen you’re honoring and address the topic given for the month.

Get your thinking caps on. Here’s the first topic:  Tell us something or some great things about the teen you want to honor.

First Prize: A stitchable journal and an e-book of Stopped Cold.

Place: The Book Club Network. Be sure to leave your comments there in the Discussion Forum.

To kick us off here are some great things about Margaret McWhorter, the heroine in Stopped Cold.

Margaret McWhorter, the fourteen-year-old in Stopped Cold, believes in God and turns to Him in a tragic situation. She's devastated when someone sells her brother a steroid, and he ends up in the hospital. Acting in a responsible way to fend for herself while her parents spend long hours with him, she works hard to make good grades. She yearns to do something for her brother. She and her two friends hunt for the dealers who sold him the drug. She also works hard to please her dad with her swimming capability, hoping to bring a little joy into their lives. At the same time, she sees that using the gift or gifts God gave her is more important than winning.

*Stopped Cold finished fourth in the 16th Annual Preditors and Editors Readers Poll and was a Grace Awards Finalist.

About Stopped Cold: The theme - We don't have to be number one for God to love us.

Things aren’t what they seem in peaceful Mistville, North Carolina.

Margaret McWhorter enjoys a laid-back Freshman year in high school flirting with Jimmy Willmore, swimming and hanging out with friends—until that day. Her brother, Sean, suffers a stroke from taking a steroid. Now he’s lying unconscious in a hospital. Margaret’s angry at her dad for pushing Sean to be a great quarterback, but a fire of hatred burns inside her to make the criminals pay.

Looking for justice, she takes Jimmy and her best friend, Emily, through a twisted, drug-filled sub-culture. A clue sends them deep into the woods behind the school where they overhear drug dealers discuss Sean.

Time and time again they walk a treacherous path and come face to face with danger. Even the cop on the case can’t stop them from investigating. All the while Margaret really wants to cure Sean, heal the hate inside, and open her heart to love.


Bobbi Jo Turner said...

Thank you for helping to make people aware of how dangerous taking steroids can be!