Will Your Child Survive High School?

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Read what talented teen author Dan Moore has to say about teen friendship, despair, and hope in debut novel "Through the Wall of Rain and Fog", just released by Coley Press.

The story ...has me hooked. I am eager to turn each page... His characters are clearly drawn and his dialog is right on target, nothing stilted, very authentic. I really care about everyone in his story and that is a very good sign.

Learn from San Francisco Bay Area author Dan Moore, who wrote just released "Through The Wall of Rain and Fog" when he was 16, how harrowing every day life can be for teenagers.

In a raw, authentic voice he explores high school friendship, despair, and hope, and insists we join the characters' search for meaning. He propels the reader along with intimate revelation as we walk, run, and ultimately race headlong into the unknown - witness to the characters' ragged, wrenching ascent into adulthood.

The painful, promising plot takes the reader's breath away, as the author shows us how quickly every day situations can spiral out of control. He propels the reader along with intimate revelation as we walk, run, and ultimately race headlong into the unknown - witness to the characters' ragged, wrenching ascent into adulthood. Moore's clear talent - his ability to craft dialogue and to express the inexpressible - leaves the reader spellbound, uncomfortable, loving the characters, and longing for more. Moore's next book, "The Summer of Billy Stevens", arrives in early 2009.

Audience/Comparables: Aimed at young adult readers, the book has broad appeal as teen alienation is a dangerous issue today. Parents will be riveted by the insight Dan provides into the hearts and minds, the intensity and sensitivity, and the interpretation of experience of teenagers growing up today. Some have compared the book to Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs or "The Outsiders" by S. E. Hinton.

About the Author: Dan Moore is now an 18-year-old living in the suburbs of San Francisco, on his way to college. He writes because he must, and still believes that Disco Cow, written in second grade, is his best work. His observations often develop into funny, frightening, irresistible narratives with vivid characters and alarming insights. His friends mean the world to him, but his most trusted companions are his morbidly obese dog and overweight cat.

Early Comments from Readers and Reviewers:
"...a debut novel focused on the power of friendship... In fact, the only thing Chris Walker seems to have in his favor is his friends: Dave, Nyle and Jamar. ...But author Moore, an 18-year-old recent high school graduate himself, quickly calls the boys' bond into question… Moore settles into his characters...captures readers, creating vivid portraits of teenage confusion, anger and chaos..." --Kirkus Discoveries

"The story ...has me hooked. I am eager to turn each page... His characters are clearly drawn and his dialog is right on target, nothing stilted, very authentic. I really care about everyone in his story and that is a very good sign." --Mary Embree, Executive Director, California Literary Arts Society

"...book caught my attention ...sounded a lot like what my son went through…I really got into it and found that I couldn't put it down. ...I knew I was reading something that allowed me insight into the crazy world of teenage boys these days…it is actually a great story. ...an awesome job of drawing the reader in, helping the reader get to know the characters." --Brenda Burke, Mother, Teen Aged Boys

Availability: Via Barnes and Noble, Amazon, other chains, certain independent booksellers, and http://www.ThroughtheWallofRainandFog.com.

Title: "Through the Wall of Rain and Fog"
Author: Dan Moore
Contact: Deborah Bailey, Publisher
At: 917 853 3598
ISBN: 978-1-935055-18-1
Website: http://www.ThroughtheWallofRainandFog.com    

For more information, a press kit, or to arrange an interview with Dan Moore, see http://www.ColeyPress.com or contact Deborah Bailey.    

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