Recent St. Pius Grad Publishes First Novel
Blair Wright, a 2012 graduate, wrote and self-published "The Sword in the Stone," a fantasy tale.
There aren't too many kids a year out of high school with a novel under their belts.
But St. Pius has one now.
Blair Wright, a 2012 graduate of the private school, self-published The Sword in the Stone in April. It's a fantasy tale about Dennis O'Connor, an unhappy Southern transplant who comes across a chain and amulet that transports him to an otherwordly kingdom.
Here's a synopsis on Amazon.com:
Dennis O'Connor is bound by the many laws of science and humanity. Clever, but friendless, young Dennis is very unhappily living in the middle of nowhere, Dunhurst, Georgia, having moved from the big city of New York. One day on the way home from school, Dennis receives a chain and amulet in the shape of an odd-looking sun from a complete stranger. Soon after, Dennis wakes up in the kingdom of Darmatia. At the beginning of each century, the four amulets of the four Elvin Kingdoms materialize in random places throughout the world, and the former Santa Claus' must find the amulets and the predetermined owners. When Dennis accepts the amulet, he set in motion a series of events that catapult him from the life of a 13-year-old freshman to the new and slightly incompetent Santa Claus of Darmatia. Now, he must learn the ways of the Elves by the time of his First Flight, and with the possibility of a great war between the Elves looming around the corner, Dennis might end up wishing he was back in the "middle of nowhere Dunhurst, Georgia."
Crazy, huh? And if you want to get to know Blair a little more, Earth's Book Nook, a book review blog, published an interview with him in May.