Santa Fe, NM–September 9, 2015. Leaf Storm Press today announced that it will publish Nickel, a young adult novel by Robert Wilder. Nickel will be released in the summer of 2016.
Being a teenager is hard enough without your mother in rehab and your slightly inept stepfather doing his best not to screw things up. But at least, Coy has Monroe. Coy is a quirky teenage boy and his best friend Monroe is a girl who is just as odd and funny and obsessed with 80’s culture as he is. So when Monroe comes down with a mysterious illness, his inner turmoil only grows. As Monroe gets sicker and Coy gets a girlfriend from another social crowd, the balance tips and Coy has to figure out how not to give up on his friend, his family, or himself. Nickel is a hilarious, heartbreaking and honest portrayal of the complicated world of being a teenager today.
In this stunning debut novel, veteran teacher and acclaimed author, Robert Wilder (Daddy Needs A Drink, Tales From The Teachers’ Lounge), offers readers a hilarious, heartbreaking and honest portrayal of the complicated world of being a teenager today.
About the Author:
Robert Wilder is the author of two critically acclaimed essay collections, Tales From The Teachers’ Lounge and Daddy Needs A Drink (both published by Delacorte Press).
Wilder has been teaching teenagers for twenty-five years and has earned numerous awards and fellowships, including the inaugural Innovations in Reading Prize by the National Book Foundation. He has published essays in Newsweek, Details, Salon, Parenting, Creative Nonfiction plus numerous anthologies and has been a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition.
Wilder teaches high school in Santa Fe, New Mexico.