by Janie Reitan Although fiction, Janie Reitans basis for Doc and Mac is experience taken from her life, thus giving the ring of truth in its attention to detail as it depicts the thoughts and events children experience while growing up. From orphans to spoiled children, with content both traumatic and humorous, this is the emotional drama experienced by boys and girls as they develop. For the author, this story is a way of expressing her own childhood feelings and experiences, as well as a way to connect with other troubled (a.k.a. normal) youths who are living their inner novels. Throughout Janie Reitans story is the feeling that the material came to her easily, and that it did because of her own dysfunctional background and her hopes that in reading it, youll feel more understood and less alone while surviving your own version of Doc and Mac. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Janie Reitan is an identical twin who was raised by her grandmother in Redding, California. An avid animal lover, she earned a bachelor of science degree in biology at Chico State and has a yard full of livestock/pets. She is divorced with a toddler son who inspires her to be herself every day. Ever the athlete, she plays womens professional full-contact tackle football for the Redding Rage. An optimistic, friendly person, she was voted most sportsmanly by her teammates. She has gotten over most of her childhood insecurities except one: She is too simple for the men she likes and too tall for the men who like her. She is searching for the lifestyle that gives her an eased mind and is well on her way to finding it as a single mom/football player/ breadwinner/writer. (2005, paperback, 122 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.