Title: REVENGE OF THE PINK GRANNY PANTIES
Chuck Masters isn't gunnin' for trouble; he just wants to have a little fun. Fun is not something his one-horse town of Harley, Oklahoma is famous for. It is famous for basketball, and Chuck's the M.V.P. of the eighth grade team. Then Foster F. Finkman blows into Harley like an F5 tornado.
In REVENGE OF THE PINK GRANNY PANTIES, a contemporary middle-grade boy story of 28,000 words, Chuck and his buds, Naz and Bryan, get sucked into Triple F's vortex of chaos. The dude is as rich as he is funny, and knows how to stir things up. The boys pull one prank too many, and cause a long-time substitute teacher to loose his cool and his job. Chuck's conscience kicks in, and when he bucks Finkman's next stunt, the two tangle. Finkman disses Chuck and his single mom because they're poor and run Sudz 'N Dudz, the local laundromat. To Chuck, this is a declaration of all out war. He and his posse plan the "Revenge of the Pink Granny Panties," with a basket of over-sized undies as their arsenal.
But there's something Chuck doesn't realize about revenge: it never pays. In fact, Chuck's get even scheme costs him his friends and his spot on the basketball team. Finkman then becomes the new home court hero. The view from the bench helps Chuck to see things clearly. He musters his guts and makes things right with his friends and Finkman, learning that sometimes the bravest act of war is to call a truce.
My magazine credits include, Highlights for Children, Characters, Story Something and Chess Life for Kids. Several of my boy stories have won awards, most notably: "Valentine's Day Disaster," Highlights Author of the Month, February 2010, and "Quince Chaos," 2009 Highlights fiction contest winner. I'm a member of SCBWI.
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