Title: FOR WEASEL
Genre: Middle Grade
Eleven-year-old preacher’s kid Danny Albright has no friends and fewer prospects when he discovers Weasel Potts, a boy from the local homeless shelter, spying on him through a grate in the wall. They band together as their families are falling apart, but their friendship is threatened when a social worker recommends Weasel be placed in foster care. Unwilling to say goodbye, Danny smuggles Weasel out of the shelter. They live in their secret hideout for three days until a television report on a missing child reveals Weasel’s true identity. Angry and betrayed, Danny banishes Weasel from the hideout and from his life. But when fire threatens to destroy everything they built together, Danny learns the distance a true friend will go to make things right. If only it’s not too far.
I have published non-fiction and creative non-fiction pieces in professional and literary journals. I am a guest blogger on Writer Unboxed and a former writing instructor. I also worked in the foster care system for seven years.
I wrote FOR WEASEL with a male audience in mind. It is complete at approximately 28,000 words.