Blueberry Truth was the first novel I had published, though it was actually the fourth book I wrote. It's a novel close to my heart, based (albeit loosely) on my own experiences as a teacher in a school for children 'at risk'. Blueberry is a composite of the kids I taught; many of them tough and aged beyond their years by abuse and neglect. Yet, like Blueberry, many of them had an irresistible spirit. Beanie, the first person heroine of this story, is a tribute to the teachers I worked with. They were and still are on the front lines of a long battle to give these children the gift of education and the hope for a better circumstance than the one dealt them. They are unsung heroes, good people whose quiet work can make a big difference.
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