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The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 13, 2013

Dragon Daily NewsEnter to win one of two autographed copies of Gene Twaronite’s Dragon Daily News: Stories of Imagination for Children of All Ages

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A copy of Dragon Daily News: Stories of Imagination for Children of All Ages autographed by Gene Twaronite.

Giveaway begins September 13, 2013, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 11, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Children and adults of all ages

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CHINO VALLY, Arizona – “It was not my intention to write a novel about sexual abuse,” according to Amazon author Gene Twaronite. “Each story has a life all its own, and sometimes you just have to follow it to whatever places it takes you—even if those places make you uncomfortable. But my novel is not just about sexual abuse. It’s also about how we confront the problem of evil and the hells we create inside ourselves.”

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Can you lose your family simply by wishing for a new one?  And how do you get them back?  These are the questions John Boggle must answer in a middle grade fantasy novel by Gene Twaronite.  The Family That Wasn’t (published by IUniverse in 2010) is “a humorous fable of how our families live inside us” that will appeal to both teens and adults.

The book is narrated by a 13-year old writer named John Boggle.  Actually, the name Boggle is just an acronym he invents to help him remember his ridiculously long hyphenated name, courtesy of his African-Lithuanian-Irish-Apache-Italian-Chinese-Mexican heritage.  He finds his family so impossibly crazy that he cannot stand to live with them another moment.  So he invents a new and perfect family, which is so convincing that he suddenly finds himself living inside this imaginary world.