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Book Title: Mike's Pond|
The author of the book: Andrew J. Peters
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.64 MB
Date of issue: April 27th 2014
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Read full description of the books Mike's Pond:I grew up in the 1980s in the idyllic suburban town of Amherst, New York, adjacent to the city of Buffalo. It was Middle America. The main cultural phenomena were Little League games and block parties.
But we had legends.
There were horrors that lurked in undeveloped plots of wooded land. There were stories born from the looming scare of chemical plants in nearby Niagara Falls, where a residential development called Love Canal made national news.
"Mike's Pond" is a very short ficitonalized memoir about a boy who goes out one night to explore one of those urban legends and discovers the real-life demons lurking close to home.
Read information about the authorAndrew J. Peters is an author, an educator, and an activist. His Werecat series was a finalist in The Romance Reviews' Readers' Choice Awards. His début young adult novel The Seventh Pleiade garnered a 2014 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention. His other books include Banished Sons of Poseidon, Poseidon and Cleito, and The City of Seven Gods. He was recently included in Loop Magazine's "Four Must-Read Authors with Buffalo Ties."
Andrew grew up in Amherst, New York, studied psychology at Cornell University, and has spent most of his career as a social worker and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
Most of Andrew’s work takes inspiration from mythological themes, but as a young writer, he adored Agatha Christie. At Smallwood Elementary School, he was briefly a literary celebrity when his school principal invited him to read from his novel Murder at Moosewood Mansion over the P.A. system at lunch.
In the 90s, Andrew founded a ‘Coffeehouse’ in suburban Long Island to provide a safe place for LGBT teens to make friends, express themselves through the creative arts, and get help if they needed it. While he writes about fantasy worlds, his work tends to feature LGBT characters, and he is proud to write gay fiction for readers of all ages.
Andrew lives in New York City with his husband Genaro and their cat Chloë. Outside of writing, he is an administrator and an adjunct professor at Adelphi University School of Social Work.
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