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The Family That Wasn't: A Novel by Gene Twaronite

Approaching Wilderness. Six Stories of Dementia by Gene Twaronite

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Dragon Daily News. Stories of Imagination for Children of All Ages by Gene Twaronite

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Tagssexual abuse (1), humorous stories (1), juvenile stories (1), the twaronite zone (1), imagination (1), stories (1), dragons (1), children's stories (1), dark fantasy (1), juvenile fiction (1) — see all tags

MediaBook (6), Paper Book (3), Ebook (3)

About meI am the author of the middle grade fantasy novel, "The Family That Wasn't." My stories have been published by Avatar Review, Highlights for Children, Weekly Reader, Heinemann, Fast Forward Press, and The Write Room. I have also published a young adult sequel to this novel, "My Vacation in Hell."
My latest books are "Dragon Daily News: Stories of Imagination for Children of All Ages" and "Approaching Wilderness: Six Stories of Dementia."

About my library"The Family That Wasn't" is a humorous fable of how our families live inside us. Though geared for middle grades (ages 8-12) it will also appeal to readers of all ages. The 13-year-old narrator, John Boggle (whose real name is John Bazukas-O'Reilly-Geronimo-Giovanni-Li Choy-Echeverria), finds his family so impossibly crazy that he cannot stand living with them another moment. He invents a new perfect family so convincing that he suddenly finds himself living inside this imaginary world. But John finds that he too has changed. He sees his too perfect image in the mirror and begins to wonder if it is all some kind of mistake. Only trouble is, now he can't remember who he is. He only knows that he must leave this family at once. His sole clue is the name, John Boggle. To find his true family he embarks on a cross country quest. Along the way he encounters other characters who have also lost touch with their families. Together they must find a way to reconstruct the connections to bring back the family that once was.
The sequel, "My Vacation in Hell," is a dark comic tale of a young man's journey through hell. The novel portrays how John, a victim of sexual abuse in my earlier novel "The Family That Wasn’t," struggles to deal with the evil inflicted upon him. Though disturbing at times due to its mature theme, My Vacation in Hell delivers an essential message of hope with a large dose of humor



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Real nameGene Twaronite

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Member sinceMay 10, 2011

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