The Tomlinsons and The Complexity of Family Life

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A charming fictional tale about a young girl who faces the new stage of her life and the challenges confront her family

An enlightenment on human development, a closer look at the nature of adolescent stage, and a better understanding on the complexity of family life await readers as author Herman McKoy releases, through Xlibris, The Story of an Inner City Twelve-Year-Old Girl and Her Family. This charming fictional tale offers numerous lessons as it invites anyone to take a glimpse of a family’s true essence.

The Story of an Inner City Twelve-Year-Old Girl and Her Family introduces readers to Jane Tomlinson, a very beautiful and articulate twelve-year-old Jamaican-American girl who lives in an urban community in the state of New Jersey. Coming from a humble and disciplined home with parents who are devoted Christians, she is appreciated and loved by everyone for she exudes wonderful traits, plus excellence in school, and active involvement in social and religious activities. But nobody knows what is ahead, some things in her life and her family will change. As Jane faces adolescence, her family must find ways and means to deal with daily problems, at the same time, keep their family intact and the love balanced amongst all the children. In trying to cope with the challenges, the grandparents, the church, and the school community play an integral part to the survival of the Tomlinson family. But what makes this family strong and able to manage the challenges of time?

Discover how Christian principles and discipline help them strengthen their relationship and find out how love pulls the family through in this wonderful tale. For more information on The Story of an Inner City Twelve-Year-Old Girl and Her Family, log on to

About the Author
Herman McKoy was born in St. Ann, Jamaica. Growing up with nine siblings, aunts, grandparents, and a host of cousins, has given him valuable experience in understanding the complexity of family life. These experiences have enabled him to give an accurate portrayal of a fictional family in his first novel.

Herman has been involved in writing over many years and is the head of the publication department at the True Witness Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) Inc. Paterson, New Jersey. He is also a teacher and counselor to many. He and his wife, Madge, reside in Elmwood Park, New Jersey and have three children and two grandchildren.

The Story of an Inner City Twelve-Year-Old Girl and Her Family * by Herman McKoy
Jane and Her Family
Publication Date: February 2, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 224 pages; 978-1-4415-7469-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 224 pages; 978-1-4415-7470-1

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. Tear sheets may be sent by regular or electronic mail to Marketing Services. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

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