A couple of years ago, my friend Jessica Lawson asked me to look at a story she was working on. It was just a sketch, a few rough chapters, but it had the sort of voice that reached off the page and grabbed you. I’m so pleased that Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers agreed with me, and now those chapters are a full book!
It’s called WAITING FOR AUGUSTA, and it’s something we can all relate to…whether we’re nine or ninety. It’s the story of Ben, who is trying so hard to find a connection with his dead father — a connection they really struggled to maintain while his father was alive.
But I’ve got a shot of the darling cover and the synopsis here too!
Eleven-year-old Benjamin Putter has a lump in his throat, and he’s certain it’s a golf ball.