When Your Labor of Love is a Novel – The Writer Behind the Hero

“When I first presented my manuscript to Dr. Joyce Starr, it was a diamond in the rough. Over a six -month period Dr. Starr worked tirelessly to make Old Flames into the book I always believed it could be. Joyce went the extra mile for me when I could no longer see the forest through the trees. She literally put her heart and soul into helping me maintain and amplify the voice of my novel’s protagonist. she never lost sight of the need to maintain the artistic integrity of an original manuscript.” – Arthur Samuels

Old Flames: Teen Bullies & Prep School Cruelty – A Young Adult Novel

Old Flames: How prep school bullying, hazing and unspeakable abuse altered a young man’s future. Gus is blessed with family wealth and opportunity. Prep school, by contrast, becomes a daily fight for survival. Bullies set his room on fire, and finally, the vicious attack…