By Kevin Conlin
It’s the summer of 1996 and Izzy Buchanan has the news story that is going to make her famous. Twenty years earlier, a psychopath walked onto a campground and started shooting. Before he was taken down by a heroic bystander, he took eleven lives and injured many others in what was the worst mass murder in the state’s history. Izzy, an ambitious and brilliant college journalism student, has made it her goal to find and interview five survivors of the St. Anthony’s Campground shooting. A special trait unifies these five: they are the only witnesses who have never spoken publicly about what happened the day of the massacre. The five include the current governor, a young middle school teacher, a retired maintenance man, a woman who has since left the area, and the killer himself, whose pending execution makes Izzy's assignment urgent. The secrets these witnesses have been keeping will change Izzy's life forever and will challenge the journalistic principles that she holds so dear, possibly forcing her to reveal her own connection to the massacre.
By Kevin McDonald
Susie San Diego
School was out and I was on my way to San Diego for a family vacation. I was sure the learning was over and the fun was just starting. That was when I met Susie, a homeless girl who seemed to be everything that I was not. Little did I know we had so much in common. Susie taught me about life, love, and how to think for myself. Most of all, she taught me that sometimes, you have to get in trouble to really live.
The Fatum Club
Billy Wirth is a normal high school student who lives to play football, but shies from the spotlight. Like his classmates, he is struggling for answers in the wake of the tragic deaths of two of his best friends. As Billy begins to question his priorities, values, and future, he encounters an interesting old friend, Noah Lively. At Noah's urging, Billy and his new girlfriend, Shelby Cooper, join him to investigate the strange circumstances surrounding the deaths of their friends, picking up where the police left off. As the three begin to uncover more and more details, they realize the shocking truth: their friends were murdered...