Meet David Allen Edmonds author of Prsonal Pronouns on June 23rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Joe Lehrer is grieving the death of his wife in an automobile accident, and at the same time blaming himself for it. He manages to keep his life together and return to his job as a teacher, but is rocked again by the suspicious death of a student. With the help of his colleagues and his own dubious faith, Joe puts aside his sorrow and investigates the connections between the two deaths. He finds the truth, but also a secret, a deadly secret leading from suburban Stradford to the Governor's Mansion. Now he must decide whether compromising his own values by descending to the level of the guilty is worth the pursuit of justice.
From David's website
"The spring of 1970, my draft number was 88, I passed my physical. I had a free ticket to Viet Nam. But I also had a contract to teach in the fall, and somehow the draft board granted me an exemption. The fates determined I was to be a teacher.
Twenty years later and starting to burn out, I began writing about my experiences inside and outside the classroom. What bothered me most was not the interaction with the kids, it turns out I was pretty good at that. No, it was the perception of teachers from those who should know better, the administration and the board of education. To some, teachers were selfish, private contractors, to others we were serfs. I knew otherwise, and wrote The Faculty Lounge Stories.
I found that I liked to write, and that it was therapeutic. I wrote more stories, sold some, got a couple published, then went at it full time when I retired. I decided my work needed more plot and less spleen, and cranked out five novels. I couldn’t find an agent or a publisher, and went back to teaching when I was offered a job at a different school.
When I retired the second time, I re-worked two of the novels, and published one, Personal Pronouns. Now I am writing the sequel, enjoying my wife, and doting on my grandchildren.
I hope you enjoy my book!"