So he left that publisher, taking his project with him. As I was already his tarot reader, it was a conflict of interest for me to pick up his book, so the focus turned to finding the best route to realizing his publishing dream, and rounding up an artist with the feel he was looking for. I did read his story over and gave some feedback though.
His project, I am pleased to say, has finally come to fruition. He has been interviewed for the SL Newser, so if you like, you can read what he has to say about Ginny Griffin's First Day of School.
You can also check out his book at Lulu http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-
Now, what do I think of the story?
I really enjoyed this story. The publisher that he was originally working with had said the conflict between Ginny and the Principal was too over the top, but I have seen similar scenarios in real life. Not quite to that level, but for me it was believable given my experiences and ones I have heard from other former students. I really enjoyed how Ginny ended up solving the problem, and I felt that the adults initial reactions were very believable, especially for someone coming from small town background and this being a great example of the Way Things Tend To Work in small towns when something is found that just can't be believed. When I can, I intend to fit getting a copy into my family budget.