Peter Pennington

The kid has a vivid imagination. It takes him to places and offers experiences that challenge him with majestic questions and guide him to grand answers. It’s a gift, but Pete doesn’t see it as that. He desperately wants to fit in, as most 10 year old kids do. The big kid, Bobby, bullies Pete.

I have been bullied. It is not an experience you can rationalize or even understand. The bully is a damaged individual, teeming with insecurities, operating on the computation that breaking you will somehow make them bigger or stronger or maybe just ‘right’. To survive, you need to be true to yourself. You need to connect to your own integrity and find the hero within. This fantastical journey exposes Peter to character building situations, allowing him to connect to the young man he is.

As a writer I have strong feelings about writing fantastical journeys. Vivid imaginings must be grounded in truth, to give the reader something to latch onto as he/she suspends his disbelief to experiences your story’s journey as if it is his own. While this book is not historical many of the details are historical fact.