Cynthia J. McGean
Young Adult & Middle-grade  Novels
The Sparrow’s Secret Heart: When his religious mother is killed in a car accident, 12 year old Derek engages in a quest for family and a battle against God that leads him away from the his home in the city and right into the middle of a small-town mystery involving haunted caves, a murder, and a legendary wild man.

    To read an excerpt of this middle grade novel, click HERE.

Schism: An exploration of religion and homophobia,SCHISM asks the question, “How can good people believe harmful things, and what causes those beliefs to change?” 

Seventeen-year-old Carrie Leeds must face and overcome prejudice in herself and those around her when her older brother, Roger, the family golden boy and local sports legend, comes out of the closet.  Raised with a strong Baptist faith but always in Roger’s shadow, Carrie learns that supporting her brother means taking a stand on larger political issues even at the risk of rejection by her parents, her friends and her community.

    To read an excerpt of this young adult novel, click HERE. 

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