This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Eugene M. Gagliano will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.
Read an Excerpt
“Stop treating me like a little kid!”
“Tony, don’t talk to your mother that way.” Dad pointed a finger at him.
“But, Dad, nobody in sixth grade has their mom go with them to school on their first day.” Tony pushed strands of hair out of his eyes and sighed. He placed his empty cereal bowl on the kitchen counter.
“I just want you to get off to a good start. This is a new school,” Mom said, rinsing out a dish. “We’ve only been in Wyoming a week, and you don’t know anybody yet.”
“I’ll be fine, Mom,” Tony said, even though his stomach tightened with the thought of going to a new school. What if the kids didn’t like him? What if they made fun of him because he was from New York? Could he take care of himself?
Tony’s broad-shouldered dad, Gene, reached down and wrapped his arms around his wife’s tiny waist. “Frances, Tony will be fine.” He winked at Tony.
“But, Gene, what if…” Mom looked down and rubbed her hands on her skirt.
“He’ll be all right,” Dad whispered into her ear.
Tony smiled. “I’ll be okay. I’ll make new friends.”
“Well, I suppose. But make sure you’re careful with your new jeans. Money is tight now, with moving and all. I can’t afford to buy you new clothes the way that you’re growing.” She reached over to adjust his shirt collar.
Tony pulled away. “Mom, don’t.”
“Tony, you’d better get going so you’re not late.” Dad placed his arm around Tony’s shoulder. “I’ll see you tonight. Good luck.”
“Thanks, Dad. Bye, Mom.”
About the Author:
To learn more about the author go to Gene’s website and to his Facebook page.
Wedge of Fear is available on Amazon.com: http://a.co/d/gY2VS8O
a Rafflecopter giveaway