Richard “Tex” McKenna’s graduating high school. It’s a shame he doesn’t have a clue what comes next. There’s no time to think now, either. Being a male witch makes Tex a ginormous supernatural trouble magnet. There’s an angry witch in pursuit and a maniac in a Grim Reaper’s costume on the loose. Why did the cheerleader really kill herself? Is the heinous Clarendon Baptist Church a front for something more sinister? Elspeth’s back, too, trouble trailing on her booted heels. If Tex and his friends don’t figure it out soon, Tex won’t have to worry about life after high school.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Hang in there and don’t give up. And strive for likable characters. Plot comes second.
After working as a graphic and production artist for the last 23 years, the company for which I labored shuttered its doors in July of 2010, finally allowing me the time and mental energy to tackle something that I’m passionate about.
“Tex And The God Squad” is the third novel in a trilogy detailing the adventures of my teenage witch. The trilogy is meant as entertainment but also deals with current social issues teens face. It may be the end of the road for Tex and friends, but an Elspeth adventure is in the works.
I’m married to a professor of pharmacy (who greatly appreciates that I now prepare dinner for her) and have a 21 year old daughter, who hasn’t yet decided what to do with her life. But that’s okay…it took me 25 years or longer.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Bullying’s a problem. It was when I was in high school, it still is. I wrote the first book in the Tex, The Witch Boy series to address this issue. Then it turned into a trilogy tackling topical teen issues. The last in the trilogy, Tex and the God Squad, deals with teen suicide, gay issues and religion (although it’s not a religious book). I hope to encourage teens with my books, let them know there’s hope.