Fifteen year-old Sherrie Lasker is tired of her parents being so overprotective! She wants to get an after-school job, go out with friends, and have fun like other kids do. When the county fair comes to town, her mom and dad say she and her friend can only go if they are with adults. Sherrie knows her parents have good intentions, but when will they let her grow up? What Sherrie doesn’t know, though, is that she is being watched by someone with bad intentions. She comes close to danger more than once, but makes a narrow escape, thanks to a surprise rescuer.
Published by Marble House Editions, paperback, 137 pages, July 2008, ISBN 978-0-9786745-9-5 For ages 9 through 12.
Joan Fitzgerald is an artist, a poet and a writer. Her six published children's books include The Magic Lunch Box, Not Another Christmas!, The Iris House, Dark Towers, Merry -Go-Round, and Squash by Josh, b'gosh! Her poetry has appeared in the Buffalo News, Artvoice, Raven Chronicles, HUSK, The Sow's Ear, Northwoods Journal, and the Dan River Anthology. In 2005, she was awarded first prize in the Northwoods Journal poetry contest. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks- Glamor and The Sweet Life (now appearing here as an e-book).
Joan was born in Batavia and grew up in Rochester, New York. She studied Art and Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology and has a BS and MS in Art Education from Buffalo State College. After teaching art at Hamburg Junior High for many years, she joined the Humanities Department at Erie Community College, City Campus, where she was granted the President's Award for Outstanding Service. She has worked in acrylic painting, collage and printmaking. The themes of landscape, the seashore, and more recently figures, have always interested her.
Joan is listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who on America, Who's Who in American Women and Who's Who in the World.