Review: Blackbird Flies

Posted on April 26, 2011


Blackbird Flies
By Chynna Laird
Astraea Press
April 2011
98 pages
Kindle edition: 136 KB

Payton McGregor is a sullen and rebellious 15-year old on a train bound for Edmonton. No one understands that all he wants to do is play his music. Instead his grandparents have sent him away to live with Liam, the father he has never met. Once he arrives he finds life with Liam is full of one surprise after another. The biggest surprise of all is his acceptance into the School of the Arts for the musically gifted. The man Payton never knew actually knows him better than anyone. But his first term is a bumpy one that goes by the name of Lily, who is too much like his mother for his own good. Laird handles bi-polar nature, alcoholism, drug abuse, and other sensitive issues with realism and sensitivity. More than a coming of age tale, Blackbird Flies is an enticing story about coming to terms with the hand you’ve been dealt.  — Copyright (c) 2011 by Peggy Tibbetts

Advice from a Caterpillar Featured Author:  Chynna Laird

Chynna Laird is a psychology student, freelance writer, and multi-award winning author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her partner, Steve, their son and three daughters. Her passion is helping children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder and other special needs.

You’ll find her work in many online and in-print parenting, inspirational, Christian, and writing publications in Canada, US, Australia, and Britain. In addition, she’s authored an award-winning children’s book, I’m Not Weird, I Have SPD; two memoirs: multi-award‑winning Not Just Spirited: A Mom’s Sensational Journey With SPD; and White Elephants. Her newly released, young adult novel Blackbird Flies is now available at Amazon.

Laird’s next book The Gift, an adult thriller/suspense, will be coming soon from Melange Books. For the latest news, visit Chynna’s website at Lily Wolf Words.

She also blogs at:
The Gift Blog
White Elephants: A Blog About Bipolar and Mood Disorders, Mental Illness and Survival

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