Book: Stormy Encounters
Author: BJ Howe
Genre: Teen/YA Action Adventure
Release date: March 14, 2023
When the biggest bully in town has you in his crosshairs, you can run, or you
can dig deep inside and discover who you really are. Steven Carlson finds
himself saddled with an unexpected debt he cannot afford, changing his plans
for a summer of fun to one that forces him to places he never wanted to go.
There are storms on the horizon and equally daunting storms of the heart.
With a father he doesn’t understand and a mother he can’t remember, Steven’s
sixteenth year launches him on a journey that will forever alter his world.
In one unforgettable season, Steven Carlson is pushed to the edge of disaster
and forced to confront his prison of self-doubt.
Stormy Encounters Excerpt 3
“So, neither of you has a license and you’re driving someone else’s car.” The cop pursed her lips. “You both have the same last name as the vehicle’s owner. Are you related?”
Jackson’s face lit up. He shook his head hard enough to send his straight black hair dancing over his dark brown eyes. “Steven and I are cousins. Our dads are brothers. This is his dad’s car. My name’s Jack Carlson but my friends call me Jackson for short.”
Steven glared at Jackson. “I don’t think she needs to know all that.” Jackson has trouble figuring out when to talk and when to be quiet.
“Wait here. And don’t move.” said the cop. She walked back to the squad.
“Rats!” Steven dropped his forehead to the steering wheel of the silver sports car. “Dad’s gonna kill me when he finds out. He hasn’t stopped talking about a z4 since I was a kid.” He dragged his long, thin fingers through his cropped, blond hair.
“Nothing quite compares to getting behind the wheel of a z4 Roadster,” Jackson said, mimicking Uncle Bob’s voice. “Why do people put those yard signs so close to the street anyway? That cop never would’ve stopped us if it didn’t knock out the headlight.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Barb (B J) Howe has enjoyed entertaining others with stories since she was a
child. As an adult, she used storytelling techniques to communicate in various
workplace settings before exploring the art of memoir writing and fiction.
Stormy Encounters is her first significant work of fiction. Writing about
teenage boys and lightning fast cars was inspired by her grandson, who at age
four attempted to drive her car, and at age ten reminded her that he was a mere
five years away from a driving permit. He is now entering his teen years.
Howe resides in Chanhassen MN with husband, Dave Howe, author of Live
Pure and Free: The 90-Day Game Changer. She is on staff with Christian
Grandparenting Network, and has contributed to several publications
including: Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Jr. Magazine and Guideposts. Her
desire in writing this book is to encourage young adults to mature in their
integrity and pursue a personal relationship with Christ.