Eighth-Grade North Carolina Teacher Inspired by Local Author’s Book
NC author Kenneth L. Capps recently donated forty-six copies of his newly released novel Forgiving Waters to Arapahoe Charter School teacher Daniel Weddle for his language arts students to read as part of their curriculum.
Arapahoe, NC – North Carolina author Kenneth L. Capps recently donated forty-six copies of his newly released novel Forgiving Waters to Arapahoe Charter School teacher Daniel Weddle for his language arts students to read as part of their curriculum.
“This book embodies strong social themes that are important for our young people to discuss and consider from different perspectives. It shows how real adults act in tough situations even as they pass racism and bullying through generations,”
Kenneth L. Capps’s book, penned with healing in mind, offers a story of reconciliation and repair from both sides of these issues. It offers new but classic coping mechanisms to disarm bullies. It is the answer to some of the pressures middle school students face, such as children against children, parents against coaches, children against school bus monitors, and many other confrontations that could be avoided.
Forgiving Waters, a riveting read set in rural Texas, explores the relationships of two middle school students finding their way in an adult world. The everyday speech and a common sense approach to life become brilliant revelations to entertain and stimulate readers.
After introducing Forgiving Waters to his students Weddle said: “one young lady began with the attitude that she hated books; now she is anxious to see what happens next. That says quite a lot about the quality of Capps’s message.”
Kenneth L. Capps will be speaking and signing his book at a Havelock Author’s Luncheon in Havelock, NC, on Saturday, September 15. The signing will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and then a book discussion with the audience. Go here for further details and ticket information:
Forgiving Waters is available in both hardcover and paperback through BQB’s online store http://shop.boutiqueofqualitybooks.com/
About Author Kenneth L. Capps
From growing up in Texas, to his entrepreneurial endeavors in North Carolina, to entering writing contests for validation, Capps is a down-to-earth, regular kind of guy who made a dream reality. He is well spoken and engaging.
Born in Houston, Capps joined the US Marine Corps in 1979 for thirteen years, started a tree removal company, and has pulled himself through the mire of some tough relationships. His stories are raw and brutal. Kenneth describes his foray into the writing world with gusto, sincerity, and raw emotion:
All my days and all my experiences, combined with my failures and triumphs, have led me to the pen. I started writing out of anger and found it to be wonderful therapy. I am not as polished as most writers, my edges are jagged, and my voice is harsh at times. I write the stories that explode from my endless imagination. I become lost in the pages as the pen frantically drags my hand across them.
Kenneth's writing career started at fifty years of age in what he considers to be the best years of his life. Upon publication, his book received the highest rating (Five Stars) from Readers Favorite. Forgiving Waters was a finalist in the general fiction category of the Readers Favorite Awards and earned honorable mention in southern fiction.
About BQB Publishing
Founded in August of 2010, BQB was created to be “the writer’s publisher,” focusing on quality writing from new authors. An independent hybrid publisher, BQB combines the quality processes of traditional publishing with hands-on author involvement to bring today’s new writers and tomorrow’s best sellers into the hands of booksellers and the reading public. To learn more about BQB, visit www.bqbpublishing.com.