I found a link to this interview on Twitter. Everything that’s said has proven so true in my experience as well. I hope I conveyed the reality of homeless youth in my novel Painted Black as well as Kevin Ryan does in his non-fiction book Almost Home. Click on the Listen link when you get to the page.
A look at youth homelessness across the United States, and why growing numbers of teens are ending up alone on the streets. Diane and guests discuss efforts to provide them shelter — and a future.
Guests – Youth Homelessness Across The Nation
Kevin Ryan, president and CEO of Covenant House International.
“Paulie Smith” former homeless youth profiled in “Almost Home.”
Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J.
via Youth Homelessness Across The Nation | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR.
If you’ve already read Painted Black, you might be wondering what Jo Sullivan is up to now that she’s done with freeze-dried corpses and homeless Scottish heirs in glass coffins. Well, she’s found another street kid who needs her help as much as Chris and Lexie did.
Bi-polar Snow Ramirez is convinced that psychiatrist Mordecai Levinson is responsible for one kid’s suicide, and may be targeting her brother Alley as his next victim. Once again, Jo finds herself the only person willing to listen to one of Chicago’s throwaway youth.
Is she delusional and paranoid, or is her psychiatrist really turning teens into terrorists?
via Bend Me, Shape Me.
Slated for publication in March of 2013.
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If you’re into wall art, known as graffiti to some, check out this site. Some of the pieces RAY FERRER has posted here would look great on the streets of Chicago. Or as a cover for my next Street Stories suspense novel.
Hmmm, I wonder if Ray is willing to do commissions on much smaller works of art?
Check out his blog. Great stuff here.
via New Civil Rights / Freedom Bus Piece…..