Lost Boys: Writing Middle-Grade Fiction for the Next Generation of Men

All children grow up, except one. I think about the opening of Peter Pan every time I hear about another tragedy that has plagued our country. It feels like some angry male causes mass violence every other week and terrorizes our communities. Just a couple of weeks ago, the lives of 19 children were taken from us, and all we were left with was sadness and questions.

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Instantly news pundits and talking heads began the tiresome debate on what to blame and who to pray for. As my friends mourned and my family cried, all I felt was anger. Anger is and has always been my go-to emotion. I think that is the problem.

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