by Donnie Harucki
After his parents died, Tommy spent years in an orphanage. He finally has a home with his uncle, though not much of a future. Just twelve, Tommy knows hell soon need to get a job. It doesnt matter how much he wants to go to school and get a real education. With no money, he has no chance at his dreams.
But everything changes when Tommys dog Max begins playing with Mary Ellen. Initially reluctant, Tommy finds himself enjoying spending time with the curious Mary Ellen and Mary Ellen finds herself interested in this tough, but gentle boy. With Max in common, Tommy and Mary Ellen become fast friends in spite of their economic differences.
Will Tommy be able to create the future he dreams of? Or will he remain stuck where he is? With the help of Max and Mary Ellen, Tommy can find his way.
About the Author:
Hailing from the small town of Punta Gorda, Florida, the author is an advocate for education for all ages. Adults often have just as much to learn about friendship as the young characters of Max do.
After a rewarding career as an EMTs assistant, Harucki now fills her days with volunteering. She coordinates the workers at the Gifted Gator Boutique. The shop only sells items made by local artists. Additionally Harucki serves as the Membership Director of her local fishing club and has also received the title Grand Master Angler. She also loves to write. Be it poetry or prose, her brain is always operating, open and ready to discover new characters and stories.
Harucki is the mother of two sons, one step-son, one step-daughter and seven grandchildren. Her family is her life and her husband is her rock.
(2015, Paperback, 92 pages)