Updated: 08/19/2014 9:15 AM
Created: 08/19/2014 9:04 AM WDIO.com
Minnesota author Jerry Hines stopped by the show today to tell us about his latest novel, "Searching for Raven."
Jerry will be in Duluth at Barnes and Noble on Friday, August 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
He'll then head to the Larsmont School House in Two Harbors on Saturday and Sunday for another signing. That signing will be during Larsmont's centennial celebration.
To learn more about Jerry and his work, visit jerryehines.com
Searching for Raven is a magical, adventure fantasy for middle-grade-readers. Kian, a young Native American boy, who lives with his father near Lake Superior, loses his very special horse, Raven, in a storm.
While searching for him, Kian falls from a cliff to certain death but is saved when the spirits of his ancestors transform him into a bird, but not just any bird—a bird with the mind of a boy.
Who will win when the boy’s feelings and the bird’s instincts clash? And will Kian the bird/boy ever see his father or his best friend Raven again.
Jerry Hines, a Minnesota native, worked for thirty-five years with the St. Paul Public Schools before retiring in 2007. Although he was not a teacher, his love for working with children included mentoring students, coaching, Scout Leader, being a Big Brother to three little brothers and foster parenting.
He is currently working with special needs children in the North Saint Paul and White Bear Lake School Districts as a teacher’s aide substitute. He has three children and three grandchildren and resides with his wife in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
He has self-published two previous books: The Nine of Us: A Lighthearted Memoir (2007) and a middle-grade novel, Silly and Stinky Stories My Grandpa Tells (2011).
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