For What It’s Worth


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About the Book: 

By Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

ISBN 0805093656 (ISBN13: 9780805093650)

The year is 1971 and the place is Laurel Canyon, California. Quinn, a fourteen-year-old music “encyclopedia,” writes a music column—called “For What It’s Worth”—for his school paper. But Quinn’s world is about to change when he is faced with helping a war dodger and must make some tough decisions. When he starts receiving cryptic Ouija board messages from Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix (all members of the 27 Club), he knows he is in over his head. Fortunately for Quinn, his new girlfriend Caroline helps him get a grip and channel his inner self.

 

About the Author:

I write almost every day. If I don’t, the words start backing up inside me and it gets ugly fast. My mind pretty much never stops — I have more ideas than time to write them in. Nothing makes me happier than coming up with characters and story lines for a new project. My family and friends very graciously put up with my barrage of new ideas.

I grew up in East Providence, Rhode Island. My father was a sales engineer, my mother a homemaker. I’m the oldest of four with two sisters and a brother. I always liked to keep busy, working on several projects at once. I wrote a little, but never thought of becoming a writer.

 

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