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About C. David Milles
Although not a superhero, C. David Milles does have a dual identity. He is a middle school teacher by day and a writer by night. He enjoys exploring the building blocks of stories, especially through the lens of the Hero's Journey.
He loves all things geeky: superheroes, video games, reading, and writing. His favorites include television shows like Lost, Fringe, and Doctor Who, and movies like Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, and Back to the Future.
He is married and has two children.
You can visit him at www.cdavidmilles.com.
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Growing up in the church with a pastor for a father, she had always been taught that things happened for a reason. But as everyone focuses on rebuilding the town, Taylor begins to question what she really believes.
Why does it always seem like bad things happen to people who don’t deserve it, who’ve done nothing but help others? And how could it all be part of a greater plan?
As Taylor begins to push away everything that is familiar to her, she meets others whose lives are far different than her own. But will this new group help her heal and restore her faith? Or will they lead her in an opposite direction? (YOUNG ADULT)
Though Ethan is new to the school, he appears to know a lot about Ben, including things that only Ben would know about his dad.
Even stranger, Ethan reveals to Ben that he not only knows about Ben’s past, but also hints at knowing his future.
And unfortunately, it’s not good.
Unless Ben listens to Ethan, he won’t make it through the school year alive. Before he decides whether or not to trust Ethan, he must find answers to his questions.
Who is Ethan White? Where did he come from? And how could he possibly know all that he does? (YOUNG ADULT)