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New Young Adult Thriller: Snowballs and Sinners

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Are the use and distribution of illicit drugs a part of your

school’s culture? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. At

some level, drug abuse and the dealing of drugs are a part

of all secondary schools. As a school principal I face and

address many challenges and problems, but for any

principal, safety is a priority. Drug abuse among students

brings the problem of drug use and distribution directly

into the school and affects the health, well-being and

safety of all students. I wrote Snowballs and Sinners in

the aftermath of addressing a school-wide drug

infestation. Although the thriller, Snowballs and

Sinners, is fiction, the story is based on actual events

and on real people. The story chronicles activities at a

typical, suburban school and provides a glimpse into

the drug subculture present in our schools today.

 

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Available at Amazon

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When I read your review Dan, I was glad that our kids are adults and their kids are adults and also hoped that maybe the drug culture wasn't as rampant in Canada as in the U.S., however, I have no way of knowing that.  Don't know about the U.K. and that is where many of the members of the forum are located. Your books does sound interesting but maybe informative too.

 

Welcome to BGO, maybe some of the other threads would interest you too, so have a look around.

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