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"The Crow Child" ****
Orphaned at three & growing up with his grandfather on a small farm - Elijah O'Day Clearwater is also growing up with cystic fibrosis [an inherited medical condition]. But thirteen days before  his 13th birthday he begins to have a series of vivid dreams. Perhaps they are an outlet for the stress of a school bully or maybe they hint at something else he has inherited - something else quite remarkable...
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The plot for "THE CROW CHILD" trilogy is a slight departure for me - into fantasy - though it could be argued that all fiction is fantasy. But just as I gave 'voice' to a delightful character with Down Syndrome in my preteen/teen mystery series,  I give 'voice' to all sick-kids via a unique "hero" born with cystic fibrosis.  

I constantly strive to create plots that test me so they will intrigue you...
Crow Child II - "Thanksgiving In St. Louis" ****
Five months after Elijah Clearwater's 14th birthday a late birthday card arrives in the mail from an Aunt Mary he didn't know he had. Her invitation for him to spend American Thanksgiving at her house triggers events that sets in motion a second round of tests in the evolution of Crow Child...
Crow Child III - "The Sound Of Rain"  ****
On his 15th birthday Elijah Clearwater is hospitalized for a severe intestinal block that may require surgery - as global threats begin to escalate to a level far beyond what even experienced national and international policing agencies ever imagined or planned for. Elijah rallies to find and face this threat using all of his mastered powers - in 'the' most trying test of all for Crow Child ...