Help Your Teenager Develop a Better Understanding of Respect and Love

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A Special Offer for Moms and Dads - The Time Keeper.

Teenagers are introduced to a big new world as their childlike forms and imaginations become mixed with hormones and emotions. Do you feel like you are losing your relationship with your child? Are you losing their respect and love?

This special offer for the newly released book, The Time Keeper, has been established to make sure that your child realizes the value of their relationship with you. Author Kevin Cropp, a very rebellious teenager, weaves a beautiful and painful story of the real life adventure with his mother in The Time Keeper. His rebellious temperament pushed him away from his mom. When she became desperately ill, Kevin realized the fragile tightrope that we walk each day with our loved ones. He wants to share his story with teens and young adults to save them from making the same mistakes that he did, until it was almost too late.

If you have a teenager that sounds much like Kevin, we want them to get his message. Cropp’s publisher, Copper Press, has established on their web site an invitation to have a “special” gift sent to your teenager (or a teenager you know that needs to be reminded of the value of their parents.) When you purchase a copy of The Time Keeper, the book will be sent anonymously to the person. It will be presented as a gift which they have been selected to receive. If the book comes as an anonymous gift, they may be more inclined to read the story and relate to it, than if their mother gives it to them.

Simply, go to and purchase the book, fill out the requested information, and your loved one will receive The Time Keeper as an anonymous gift.

Kevin feels that in the final days of his mother’s life, he was granted the wisdom to enjoy, appreciate and love the mother who gave birth to him. He now knows that losing her was too dear a price to pay for such wisdom. He wants to offer this insight to others like him at not such a high price.

In his book, thirty-eight year old Linda Wails has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

She has only one dying wish, she wants to make amends with her 17 year old son, Corey. For years they have struggled with one another, but the time is now or never to learn what it means to be a mother and what it takes to be a son.

Such irony, that a woman should find her true beginning at the end of her life. Such justice, that a selfish young man should find within himself a pounding heart he never knew he had. Isn’t the deepest meaning found in the greatest tragedy?

The Time Keeper touches on points between parents and their children that many people can identify with. As one reader said, “Having a teenaged son myself, I could relate to the feelings that Mr. Cropp so vividly described. It was truly the first book I've ever read that made me cry, not only once, but several times.”

The author’s message is powerful. The repair of a dysfunctional mother-son relationship involves a willingness to risk and also the courage to persist in the face of anger and resentment. His mother’s need for reconciliation gave her sufficient courage.

Kevin has spent most of his 35 years on the road, climbing, writing and taking photographs. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1995 with a degree in Wildlife Biology.

For more information on The Time Keeper, contact Nanette Noffsinger at 615-776-4230 or go to


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