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Ceara Sturgis

When honor student Ceara Sturgis took her senior portrait in Copiah County, Mississippi, she wore a tuxedo instead of the drape that female students usually wore.  The high school principal then told her the picture would not appear in the yearbook.  The ACLU in Mississippi sued, just like the ACLU tends to do when our civil rights are infringed.  As part of the recent settlement, students will no longer wear gender-specific clothing and Ceara’s portrait will appear with her class in the school library.  The school library will “amend its anti-discrimination policy to add language affirming its commitment to following the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.” (Read more at U.S. News)

In chapter 2 of “Mystery of the Tempest” there’s reference to a similar case involving Denny and Steven’s friend Robin.

When will schools learn that young adults are entitled to the same protections and rights as the rest of us?

 

Release week!

Very happy that Mystery of the Tempest is out this week – yay book!  I wrote it for gay and straight kids looking for adventure and danger stories.  It was a huge amount of fun to write and even more fun to share with the whole world.  Here’s what some people have had to say about it so far:

“Intrigue that will delight genre enthusiasts” – Kirkus reviews

“Contemporary, diverse, populated with believable people, fresh, fun, funny, and actually kind of brilliant …” – Kristin Cashore, NYT bestselling author of Graceling and Fire

 “Mystery of the Tempest is brilliantly conceived and executed. The characters literally jump off the page and into your heart. A funny, thrilling, authentic young adult novel in the Fisher Key Adventure series. I can’t wait for the next installment.”– Julie Anne Peters, author of Luna and Keeping You a Secret

“Danger, mystery, suspense, romance, conflict, and teen angst woven into a plot that speeds along complete with crackling dialogue–what more could a reader want? You’ll be hooked from the tense opening scene, and after you turn the last page, you’ll eagerly await the sequel. Sam Cameron’s writing is a gift to teens, past and present. Thoroughly enjoyable.” – Lesléa Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommies and A Letter to Harvey Milk.

Thanks to everyone at Bold Stroke Books for their support and encouragement, and I hope readers enjoy Mystery of the Tempest.

 

11 year old saves life

“The Boy Scouts often get a bad rap, but they certainly are good for something, it seems. A 6th grader saved his friend’s life thanks to skills he learned the year before in Boy Scouts. The boy started choking in the cafeteria and quick thinking Brian Kennedy of Pennsylvania jumped up to give him the Heimlich, dislodging the cheese stick that had caused the problem.”

Yay to Brian, for his skills and courage in taking action!

Blurb #2

So very excited!

“Mystery of the Tempest is brilliantly conceived and executed. The characters literally jump off the page and into your heart. A funny, thrilling, authentic young adult novel in the Fisher Key Adventure series. I can’t wait for the next installment.”

– Julie Anne Peters, author of Luna and Keeping You a Secret

First blurb!

The lovely Kristin Cashore, NYT bestselling author of Graceling and Fire, blurbed my book!  Very exciting!

“Contemporary, diverse, populated with believable people, fresh, fun, funny, and actually kind of brilliant…”

Thanks, Kristin!

 

 

 

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