After such a wonderful first book signing at, The Mystery Bookshop, it is my pleasure to write this blog.
Growing up in Seattle, on 31st Street in Magnolia, Washington, I was surrounded by families of the Catholic faith. My best friend growing up, Jojo, was involved in everything I did in the early years of my life; he, fittingly so, plays a major role in my story. He lived across the street from me, with his 8, or 9, other siblings; there were so many that I lost count.
I was introduced to the Catholic faith through hanging around him, his family, and other Catholic families, on 31st Street. As a Protestant, visiting his Church, hearing about how he mixed it up with the Nuns, and Priests at his private school, ate certain foods every week, touched specially "blessed" water, and much, much more was all fascinating to me. I was intrigued, to say the least, at a young age, by the many different rules, beliefs, and rituals that he and his family so faithfully adhered to.
Out of all of this, the Adventures of the 31st Street Saints, was born. Four orphans, Jojo, Hooch, Gus and Jill, who for one reason or another, did not fit in...anywhere. These four kids, by no choice of their own, find themselves on a journey that take them inside the workings of this very complex religion, and wondering if they'll ever get out.
Please join these courageous upstarts on their quest to find answers that everyone else in their sleepy town, appear to be oblivious to. Their lives and the lives of many others, depend on it.