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Having his younger sister at camp was a pain, but Taylor Dixon never expected the pain to go so deep. At 15, Taylor dreams of getting his driver’s license and driving racecars when he’s older. Only his younger sister, Marissa, believes in his dreams, but her adventurous spirit keeps landing him in trouble. Dad won’t let Taylor get his license and predicts he’s heading for the same jail cell as his once-favored older brother.
Taylor returns to Rustic Knoll Bible Camp, expecting softball, swimming and sermons. Then he discovers a classic Mustang in the camp’s machine shed, and the owner’s invitation to help restore it fuels his dream of driving racecars. But when Marissa falls for his snobbish cabin mate, the ensuing war of words and pranks escalates until it threatens to destroy both the car and his dreams for the future.
Will Taylor fulfill Dad’s prediction?
Or will the message of the old Mustang’s engine set him free from the prison he built himself?
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Meet Mary Hamilton
Mary L. Hamilton grew up at a youth camp in southern Wisconsin, much like the setting for her Rustic Knoll Bible Camp series. Her stories feature kids who bring their real life issues to camp
and gain new perspectives on themselves and their problems.
Mary is a graduate of two Long Ridge Writer's Group courses and an ACFW member. She's an award-winning author who started out writing articles and a Christmas play, "Homespun Angel,"
before trying her hand at novels. She and her husband raise three terrific kids and live in Texas with a rescued Golden Retriever.
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What our Voters Had to Say:
God Bless you Mary Hamilton. Speak No Evil caught my heart.
Mary, your writing is truly inspired! Thank you for answering The Call!
Another great camp tale...waiting for #3
Mary Hamilton, I think your books are truly relevant for teen age kids and good for parents to read as well.
I got hooked after reading the first book in Mary Hamilton's series. Speak No Evil is definitely on my "must-read" list!
An Interview with Mary
How did you come up with the idea for this series?
While raising my three children, I saw so much pain in the lives of their friends who were dealing with all the aspects of their parents’ divorce, as well as conflicts with parents and siblings.
Because of my own background, I believe in the power of Christian camping, so I decided to use some real life issues that kids face and let them deal with them at camp.
Are any of the characters based on real people?
Most of the adult staff in the book are modeled after people I knew as a child. Often, the characters are a combination of people I knew.
The first book in the series is Hear No Evil. This book is Speak No Evil. Will there be one titled See No Evil?
Yes, I’m working on that one now. It’s scheduled for release in May 2015.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
I love the connection with my readers. It’s very humbling to know that people not only want to read my words but that they get such enjoyment out of the stories. That makes my day!