Local teacher pens “middle grade” fiction book aimed at inspiring students

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Yesterday was a day B.A. Williamson had been dreaming about for a very long time after the release of his first published book.

Williamson teaches English in Franklin Township, and has been workshopping his book, “The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray” with his students for nearly six years. So-called “middle grade” fiction has been on a meteoric rise since the success of Harry Potter, and Williamson’s book aims to show children the power of imagination and how their differences make them special, not strange.

“The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray” is now available in bookstores and on Amazon.

Local teacher pens “middle grade” fiction book aimed at inspiring students

Synopsis- “Gwendolyn Gray faces an overwhelming battle every day: keeping her imagination under control. It’s a struggle for a dreamer like Gwendolyn, in a city of identical gray skyscrapers, clouds that never clear, and grown-ups who never understand.

But when her daydreams come alive and run amok in The City, the struggle to control them becomes as real as the furry creatures infesting her bedroom. Worse yet, she’s drawn the attention of the Faceless Gentlemen, who want to preserve order in The City by erasing Gwendolyn and her troublesome creations.

With the help of two explorers from another world, Gwendolyn escapes and finds herself in a land of clockwork inventions and colorful creations. Now Gwendolyn must harness her powers and, with a gang of airship pirates, stop the Faceless Gentlemen from destroying the new world she loves and the home that never wanted her—before every world becomes gray and dull.”

Learn more at www.gwendolyngray.com.

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