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by Glenn Haggerty
Welcome, Glenn. What was the main inspiration for the new book? Had the idea been on your mind for a while or just popped into it one day?
Like most of my books and short stories, Chase was initially just a picture in my mind. One day, I imagined a lowlife drug-dealer meeting with one of his runners. However, my concern for the problem of drugs in middle and high school had haunted my mind for a long time. So, the incident turned into a scene which expanded into a full-length novel. I tried to put myself into the mindset of these characters and the story took off from there. Interestingly, I ended up cutting that original scene and reworking it into a different setting and another short story. But by then the bull was out of the pen as it were and the story had to be written!
Why do you feel compelled to write—in your genre or at all?
I want to provide serious entertainment from the Christian worldview. It’s tough being a tween or teen today, there’s so much bad stuff in our culture, and secular entertainment often offers only despair. I write to give people in general and kids in particular hope that they too can make it through life’s difficulties.
What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
In Chase, bad company corrupts good morals. Sometimes we have to make tough choices about friendships. If someone has broken our trust, we must forgive them, but trust has to be earned again. On the other hand, using good judgment and if warranted, we should also be willing to give others a chance to earn that trust again.
Please tell us a little about your novel, Chase.
“There they are.” Chase’s voice rolled up the slope. Even hollering his voice sounded flat and lifeless like someone had drilled a hole in his body, and his soul had leaked out.
Drugs infiltrate Tyler Higgins’ middle school turning ordinary kids into brain dead druggies. When his friend is infected, Tyler decides to cut the small town drug flow by ratting out the dealer before it’s too late.
Shadowing drug runners is risky business. A bowhunter has already disappeared, and Tyler’s true adversary remains veiled. After his first spying mission misfires, Audrey, his classmate, volunteers to help, but Tyler can’t imagine where this mission will lead. Everything goes sideways, but he doggedly follows the twisting trails, risking his friendships and his own neck. In the end, he isn’t sure who he can trust or if he can rescue anyone—including himself.
Book 3 in the Intense Series, Chase continues the adventures of Tyler Higgins.
Where can readers find you online?
Where can readers purchase Chase?
Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and others
Any parting comment?
You can pick up a FREE copy of book 1 of this series.
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Do you think that middle school readers prefer ebooks or print? Why?
Glenn, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Glenn is offering an eBook copy of Chase to one commenter to this blog post.
Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through May 15, 2018, and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Ransom in Rio by Theresa Lynn Hall is Shelia. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.
My latest book is out – Her Reason to Smile, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here.