Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 16, 2012
Mighty Mac, written by father, eighth-grade teacher and first-time author, Marc Waldman, is a novel for 6th-9th graders with non-stop action that can draw in even the most reluctant of readers. Mighty Mac is part of an initiative by Comfort Publishing to promote reading and literacy through books for younger readers.
“Both adults and kids who have been bullied will easily relate to Mac: his adventures, his challenges and his triumphs,” Waldman said. “Mac can do a lot of things that every kid has always wanted to do. Who hasn’t wanted to fly under their own power? Who hasn’t wanted the ability to be a great fighter? Who hasn’t dreamed of having some of the same amazing abilities that Mac has?”
“Mighty Mac deals with universal themes such as perseverance in the face of adversity, uniqueness and individuality,” Waldman explained. “Having been bullied myself as a kid, readers of all ages will glean a great lesson from Mac – when people are mistreating you or life throws curve balls at you, stand up for yourself and what you believe, and you will overcome life’s obstacles and realize your dreams.”
About Mighty Mac
Thirteen year old Mac Coolidge can't seem to catch a break. His school crush barely knows he exists; his sister's new boyfriend is a jerk and just when things can't get any worse, high school thugs start to rough him up. Thanks to the mysterious Jake, Mac is invited to join a secret society of Protectors, who uphold a mission to safeguard society and fight for “the little guys”.
As part of the Protectors, Mac is given a suit that bestows incredible superpowers on him as the ability to fly and become invisible. It gets even more complex as Waldman – in addition to juggling enjoyable subplots and secondary characters that complement and helpfully propel the narrative – cues the top-secrecy and secret agents, while waiting in the wings is the requisite nemesis, a foil to run afoul of the law and decent society.
In Mighty Mac, the dastardly villain is the evil Commandant, who is ready to put into motion his terrorist plot to destroy Washington, D.C. And it is up to Mac, with his new superpowers and expertise, to stop him. But are his smaller-scale exploits like invisible pranks and getting back at riff-raff any kind of preparation for such a monumental undertaking?
Only one way to find out, as Mighty Mac sets out to save the day and make things right, just as events are getting worse before they get better. With the Commandant’s plans to threaten all of Washington D.C., Mac may be the only person with the ability to stop him. Will Mac's new found courage and superpowers be enough to help him turn his fortunes when not only his life, but the entire city, is at stake?
About the Author
Marc Waldman grew up in Rockville, MD. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Hofstra University in New York and his Masters in Teaching from Trinity University in Washington, D.C.
Waldman is starting his eleventh year teaching 8th grade English at Kingsview Middle School in Maryland and coached high school basketball for ten years. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife, Stacey Garner, and two children, Jake and Sarah.
Mighty Mac can be purchased at Barnes and Noble and on Amazon. The sequel, Mac is Back, is expected out later this year. In addition to the Mac series, Waldman also has written a novel about his childhood and what life was like growing up with a deaf sister and has other projects in the works.
In addition to teaching and writing, Waldman is available to speak to the media, parent groups, teachers, and middle and high school kids about being bullied as a kid, what he’s learned from his students about bullying and other insights he gained while working on the Mac books.