A Sneak Peek
Garlands of Barrington Author, Dorothy Winsor, shared a reading of the first chapter of her soon-to-be-released fourth young adult novel, The Wysman, virtually via Zoom with her friends and peers at The Garlands.
The book is about a street kid turned advisor of a king who is determined to hunt down the person who is making poor children disappear. The central character in The Wysman, and a reoccurring character in Dorothy’s books, Jarka, was born with a disability, a crooked foot, and uses a crutch.
As she developed Jarka’s character, Dorothy thought about how disability is something that happens in real life and that “books shouldn’t erase it.” She reveals, “The Wysman is about the way people who are out of place or who don’t easily fit in are sometimes the most perceptive about what’s going on around them.” It is an important message for her young adult audiences for whom “fitting in” can be a big concern.
Have a listen!
Dorothy’s new book, The Wysman, is available online, at selected bookstores, and is available for pre-order now directly from the publisher, UK-based Inspired Quill. You can follow Dorothy on Twitter, Facebook and her Blog.