Chris A. MacKinnon
Book Description: Dusty Shoeman, a committed family-man in his mid-forties, strives to be a great father and husband. Wading through a wild and crazy family of six, and a job that barely gets him to the next paycheck, Dusty relies on a secret obsession as his coping mechanism. After winning a local writing contest, he discloses his secret to his family and also reveals he’s been writing a novel. In Dusty's novel, Janet, a single mother, loses her son to cancer. To deal with unbearable pain, Janet resorts to a cutting-edge mind-therapy designed to help parents who’ve lost their children. Using a new therapy technique, Janet is transferred to a world where she meets a young boy who reveals a secret. Will Janet find a way to cope? Will the therapy help? Dusty must use every resource to make his book-dream become a reality. This book engages the reader through funny and endearing everyday life events, as Dusty tries to get his family on board with his dream, and hopefully break "The Shoeman Curse".