This is an inspiring book about one boy’s journey through school and the pangs of “growing up” and acceptance he has to deal with. School can be a nightmare for many people and this story based on the Author’s early years makes good reading. – Amazon Review
Follow Todd’s journey from his earliest childhood memory of a devastating house fire to his eight grade graduation.
Despite facing numerous challenges such as a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, struggles with making the school basketball team, and turbulence with his closest friends.
Todd finds solace in the deep love of his mother. Throughout his middle school years, he cherishes moments of grace, gratitude, and adoration while relying on the support of those dear to him. Discover how Todd overcomes obstacles and progresses towards his graduation day.
Well written and emotional, be prepared for some heart stirrings with this one. The author writes with vulnerability and transparency, and it’s hard not to be touched by the rawness of what he feels. Touching indeed. -Amazon Review
We are donating 10% of profits to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
About the Author
Cameron De Jong was born in Bath, New York in 1979 and subsequently grew up in North Carolina with his family. In 1993, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which has served as a catalyst for his strong advocacy for diabetes awareness and research. He pursued his education at Elon University, obtaining his BA in Political Science in 2002.
Since 2006, Cameron has held positions in sales and marketing leadership, where he has consistently inspired and guided diverse teams to achieve exceptional results. While his professional career has flourished, his passion for creative writing took root during his high school years, where he began crafting numerous smaller works.
Fire to Middle stands as his debut novel, based loosely on his childhood experience. Having lived in various states, including New Hampshire, South Carolina, and North Carolina, Cameron currently resides in Leander, Texas with his partner and three cherished canine companions. When not immersed in writing, he finds solace in traveling, basketball, and immersing himself in being a lifelong learner.