Following the Exploits of Frail Freddy in a Tough World

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McMillan’s ‘The Twerp’ to grace one of the country’s most prestigious book exhibits.

Readers will witness the making of an unlikely hero as author Dale McMillan brings thrill and excitement to bookshelves with the release of The Twerp. Made available through Xlibris, this book follows how an ordinary—and often labeled as insignificant—boy conquers a town with nothing but his wit.

The birth of Fredrick Overall was unexpected. His mom was thirty-nine while his dad was forty. To his father and older siblings, he is a nuisance. But to his mother, he is an angel with an extraordinary way of thinking. Born into a family of strapping athletes, “Frail Freddy”, as he has been known, uses his brilliant but quirky mind to cope with his family. Even more, he utilizes this special skill when he is faced with a circumstance to outwit a town filled with corrupt politicians.

But when tragedy strikes his family, Fredrick is forced to educate himself and build a dynamic and very successful business. Fredrick’s humor and insight into human nature make him a formidable enemy to the power brokers in the town of Pressley, Texas. Readers are in for a fun-filled adventure as the remarkable and inspiring story of Frail Freddy unfolds in The Twerp.

This book will be featured at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Book Exhibit in New Orleans, LA on June 24-27, 2011.

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About the Author
Dale McMillan is a member of the East Texas Storyteller’s Guild, an organization dedicated to preservation of storytelling in the oral tradition. For the past seven years, he has served as ‘nanny’ to Claudia, Maggie and Isabella McMillan, ages 13, 10 and 7. He lives with his wife Janell, son Paul, and three grandchildren on a small farm near Henderson, Texas.

The Twerp * by Dale McMillan
Publication Date: June 31, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 241 pages; 978-1-4535-2504-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 241 pages; 978-1-4535-2505-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-2506-7

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