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  1. Dear Stephanie,

    I recently finished my first novel, In a Boulder’s Shadow, and am writing in the hope that you might consider reviewing it.

    The story chronicles the journeys of two teachers, a coach, and a soldier trying to escape the guilt of a deadly mistake, a war, a school shooting, and a rejected marriage proposal. It poses the question: when you’ve been brought to your knees, once you’re able to stand again, where do you go?

    Knocked to their knees by their circumstances, the characters are drawn to a woodland camp in northeastern Pennsylvania where a mysterious boulder awaits in the woods. Coming together in the shadow of the boulder to coach, play, and heal, these mentors, teachers, and counselors soon find they must fight to prevent the boulder’s destruction.

    The boulder is a metaphor for people and places we go to during times of trouble, when we’re down, especially when we’ve been brought to our knees. It might be a parent, friend, or teacher – that person who makes you feel at ease. The boulder might also be a comforting place that never seems to change, where you can relax and recoup.

    However, sooner or later, the tables are turned and the time comes when we need to help to protect that boulder. That place, or person who has always been there for us, will need a defender. Ultimately, that’s what this story is about. Seeking out the boulders in our lives to spend some time in their shadow, and then being there when they need us most.

    In a Boulder’s Shadow was inspired by my experiences as a National Board Certified Teacher, teaching in public Title 1 schools in Florida and California over twelve years, and as an English teacher in Japan for four years. Prior to teaching, I was a coach and mentor to boys at summer camp programs in Pennsylvania and Maine during summers while attending Boston University and Miami University, and later while completing my teaching certification for children with exceptional needs at California State University, San Marcos.

    If you’d be interested in reviewing In a Boulder’s Shadow, please let me know how best to send you a free copy. If you’d prefer the paperback, please send your mailing address, or if the eBook version would be best, please let me know what format you would like, (Kindle, Nook, Apple Books, Mac, iOS device, eReader, Android, iPhone, or iPad).

    I would greatly appreciate your review and comments about In a Boulder’s Shadow.

    For further details, please visit my website at

    JM Briggs