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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...
The Crow Child - Trilogy
The plot of "The Crow Child" 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 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 sets in motion a second test 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 - to become 'the' most trying test of all for Crow Child ...