Will Kalinke’s book submitted for Eric Hoffer Award consideration

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‘Mark and the Mystic Marble’ tells universal story of troubled teen in search of true identity

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I applied my experiences and knowledge through helping future generations by writing applicable legislation and administrating services and programs for the education of youth with special needs.

After his mother dies in a car accident, a confused and grief-stricken boy named Mark runs away from home to find his identity. The only thing of value he takes with him is a priceless marble that belonged to his mother – the only person who understood his confusion.

In Will Kalinke’s 2010 fiction “Mark and the Mystic Marble” (published by Trafford Publishing), Mark must overcome various obstacles on his journey to self-realization. Little does Mark know, his mother’s precious marble will help him survive numerous challenges and eventually bring him back to his grieving father.

Kalinke says the story of his book was inspired by his personal experience as a confused teenager wrestling with his sexual identity. He spent time working with runaways and parolees to gain perspective on the issues about which he writes.

“At one time I was a teen seeking my identity, nearly ran away and found answers,” Kalinke says. “I applied my experiences and knowledge through helping future generations by writing applicable legislation and administrating services and programs for the education of youth with special needs.”

This year, Kalinke’s book will be submitted to the U.S. Review of Books, as well as considered for the Eric Hoffer Award, a designation awarded annually to books displaying significant merit.

Mark and the Mystic Marble
By Will Kalinke
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 304 pages | ISBN 9781426949920
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 304 pages | ISBN 9781426949913
E-Book | 304 pages | ISBN 9781426949937
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Will Kalinke’s careers in Wisconsin and Florida involved most phases of education, from kindergarten to college, including regional consultation and administration and converting a motel in Florida from serving snowbirds to jailbirds – sexual offender parolees. These experiences culminated in a lifetime search for answers from his teen years when he thought of running away in search of his true sexual identity. “Mark and the Mystic Marble” is Kalinke’s eleventh published book, with three more books in progress. Kalinke invites readers to his website at http://www.willkalinke.com.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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