YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with Michael J. Bowler of the United States, plus giveaways
Today we're excited to welcome Michael J. Bowler from California! He's here to share his novel Spinner as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event! Read on for more about Michael and his novel!
And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway, and the event Grand Prize giveaway!
Meet Michael J. Bowler
Michael J. Bowler is an award-winning author who grew up in Northern California. He taught high school in Hawthorne, California, both in general education and to students with disabilities. He’s made low-budget horror films, written stage plays, and coached strength training at YMCA’s. He loves volunteering as a youth mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and within the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles, and is currently in the process of adopting a child. He is a passionate advocate for the fair treatment of children and teens in California, and hopes his books can show young people they are not alone in their struggles.
Fifteen-year-old Alex is a “spinner.” His friends are “dummies.” Two clandestine groups of humans want his power. And an ancient evil is stalking him. If people weren’t being murdered, Alex might laugh at how his life turned into a horror movie overnight.
In a wheelchair since birth, his freakish ability has gotten him kicked out of ten foster homes since the age of four. Now saddled with a sadistic housemother who uses his spinning to “fix” the kids she injures, Alex and his misfit group of learning disabled classmates are the only ones who can solve the mystery of his birth before more people meet a gruesome end.
They want to know who murdered their beloved teacher, and why the hot young substitute acts like she’s flirting with them. Then there’s the mysterious medallion that seems to have unleashed something evil, and an ancient prophecy suggesting Alex has the power to destroy the world.
The boys break into homes, dig up graves, fight for their lives against feral cats, and ultimately confront a malevolence as old as humanity. Friendships are tested, secrets uncovered, love spoken, and destiny revealed. The kid who’s always been a loner will finally learn the value of friends, family, and loyalty.
Week Five Giveaway - 6 ebooks!
One winner will receive ecopies of
Spinner by Michael J. Bowler
Pawns: The Weilders of Arantha by Patrick Hodges
Daughter of Destiny by Bethany Strobel
Souls Untethered by K.J. McPike
Goddesses Can Wait by Kim Baccellia
The Queen of England: Coronation by Courtney Brandt
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Grand Prize Giveaway - 38 paperbacks!