Point Spread


Point Spread by Jim Stovall

“ . . . sometimes girls see things other people don’t see . . .”

Maxine Wayman doesn’t have any magical powers. She is a senior at Trinity Lane High School and needs a good story to write so she can get a scholarship and get into journalism school.

She’s bright, independent, tough and resilient.

And she’s observant. She sees something here, hears a conversation there, gathers some information on her own. And voila! She’s got a story that will rock the school to its foundations.

It’s 1967, and Maxine wants to be a journalist. In fact, she want to be a reporter in Vietnam, where, as she says, “all the best stories are.” For now, however, she’s stuck in here hometown of Nashville, trying to speed time up so she can get out of high school and get on with her life. If she keeps quiet about what she sees, she’ll graduate and no one will be the wiser.

Can Maxine keep quiet?

Not a chance. Even when it puts her life in danger and she finds herself hiding under her car while some of her classmate destroy it with baseball bats.

Join Maxine as she takes a gripping journey into the world of journalism in the novel Point Spread.

Point Spread is due out in May 2017.

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You can get a free digital copy of Point Spread by signing up for Jim Stovall's newsletter here. The novel, set in 1967 against the backdrop of the war in Vietnam, concerns a high school senior who looks for a story for her school paper. She finds far more than she bargained for. The novel should be available by late May. Jim will let you know when it is and how you can get it.

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