Kevin J Hotter

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My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting and attending this young man’s comedic performance! He rocked the house people! You must go see him if you get the chance. Awesome job Kevin!!

Dear Diary

This week’s been an eye-opener plus an emotional roller coaster for me.  I just learned three people have cancer, all in various stages. Another friend had a heart attack just before his 50th birthday. I keep getting signs from a certain someone who’s passed, which can annoy me. To top it off, I feel at my wit’s ends on a weekly basis! How’s that for patience,  healing and serenity! Lord, help me.

Better yet, Calgon, take me away!

This River

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This river is absolutely breath-taking.  This river radiates beautiful, cooling, relaxing sounds, and represents such tranquility where words are hard to describe.  This river is full of adventure for people of all ages who want the thrill of excitement galore.  This river brings new comradery among complete strangers, coming from all over the nation, who also have the same desires and goals of having fun.   This river is strong, with great, intense power that can overtake anyone who dares to challenge it.  This river can bring relationships much closer together, or escalate stress into chaos amongst even the best of friends.  This river is a watering hole for families and friends to gather and enjoy what the great outdoors has to offer.

Well, enough about me.  What did you do this 4th of July?  (If you’re in the U.S.A.)

The Pisgah Grande 1936

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The Pisgah Grande 1936Wendy Varble : Archway Publishing.

In 1936, three boys experience a terrifying encounter while camping in a deserted ghost town, resulting in unexpected consequences echoing far beyond the abandoned walls of Pisgah Grande.

While camping deep in the heart of Las Llajas Canyon on Halloween night, 1936, eight-year-old Johnny and two friends, teenage brothers Orville and Skinny, set out to explore a small, abandoned village in the Santa Susana Mountains called the Pisgah Grande. But as night falls, the boys experience a terrifying encounter in the ghost town that suddenly transforms their exciting adventure into a dark mystery that begs to be solved.

As the days pass, marked by the harsh reality of Depression-era life, Johnny assumes the role of amateur detective as he struggles to unravel the mystery, with or without his friends’ assistance. Skinny is too terrified to help. As usual, Orville is ambivalent. Johnny’s sister is too busy dealing with her own problems. But it is Johnny’s friend, Ernie, seemingly simpleminded and mute, who may be more astute and observant than anyone in their small community ever imagined. As the puzzle slowly comes together, however, Johnny begins to suspect that a missing piece is right under his nose.

In this exciting young adult thriller, a series of events spirals out of control as a boy and his friends unwittingly become entangled in an adult world filled with secrets, confusion, and deceit.