December 19th, 2014

andrew potter

Blog Tour: A Scout is Brave by Jay Jordan Hawke

A Scout is Brave by Jay Jordan Hawke
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press; Second Edition edition (December 18, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632166917
ISBN-13: 978-1632166913
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In the months following the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, fourteen-year-old Joshua, a half Native American boy, is new to a Boy Scout troop and spending a week camping in northern Wisconsin. The weaker kids in the troop soon realize Joshua is not afraid to stand up to the troop's ruthless bullies. Joshua’s bravery and kindness is infectious, and the bullied Scouts quickly find their own inner strength.
Joshua, however, is plagued by self-doubt as he realizes he has feelings for Cody, the son of the troop’s harsh and puritanical Scoutmaster. The two discover they have more in common than Scouting as they share their deepest secrets and develop a close friendship. That friendship faces its greatest challenge as the homophobic bullies claim a “faggot” has “infected” their troop. As if struggling to come to terms with his sexuality while dealing with hatred and bigotry isn’t enough, Joshua discovers the camp holds another dark mystery, one that will make him summon all his courage and learn for the first time what it truly means to be brave.

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Author Bio:
Jay Jordan Hawke holds a bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. in history, as well as a second master's in Outdoor Education. He loves everything sci-fi, especially Star Trek, and hopes to be on the first starship out of here. In the meantime, he teaches at a college prep school and anxiously awaits the day when he can write full time. In addition to all things sci-fi, his hobbies include camping, reading, running, and writing. He has lived in several Midwestern states and currently resides in Indiana. Ugh – get me out of here!

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Tour Dates/Stops:
15-Dec LeAnn’s Book Reviews, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Parker Williams
16-Dec Bayou Book Junkie, Kimi-Chan, Velvet Panic
17-Dec Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Molly Lolly, BFD Book Blog
18-Dec EE Montgomery, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Fallen Angel Reviews
19-Dec Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Up All Night, Read All Day, MM Good Book Reviews

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