Sea Crow Press Publishes Young Adult Novel by Sandwich High School Teacher

W.S. (Scott) Childress, who teaches English at Sandwich High School, and Sea Crow Press announce the release of Ronnie Willow and the Silver Mask, a novel for young adults.
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HYANNIS, Mass. - Aug. 9, 2022 - PRLog -- What secrets lie buried in an idyllic Cape Cod village?

About the book
A lost diary
As Ronnie Willow begins her freshman year at a new high school on Cape Cod, she finds a mysterious diary in the hold of an old sailboat.

A brass key
Her search for clues about the author leads to the cold case of a missing person. Suddenly, she and her friends must scramble to solve a rapidly warming case before getting scorched themselves.

A forgotten mystery
As she searches for answers, Ronnie searches for herself and her place in her new community.

This Cape Cod adventure and clue-solving takes place amidst sand dunes, kettle ponds, birch trees, schooners, and skiffs. Other locations include Barnstable Harbor, Saddle Rock, Hoxie Academy, Colonial-style homes, and Sandy Neck. With this vivid backdrop, Ronnie follows the clues, even while negotiating an awkward crush and showdown with the principal.

Praise for Ronnie Willow and the Silver Mask
"compelling and sophisticated"

"Ronnie Willow's ferocious curiosity and courage are activated, especially when charging upwind at low tide."

"Ronnie Willow must solve a 30-year-old mystery in order to stay alive."


About the author
W.S. Childress is a high school teacher on Cape Cod. Inspired by his passion for education and his love of writing, he is creating a collection of young adult novels.

About the press (
Sea Crow Press is committed to amplifying voices that might otherwise go unheard. In a rapidly changing world, we believe the small press plays an essential part in contemporary arts as a community forum, a cultural reservoir, and an agent of change. We are international with a focus on our New England roots. We publish creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Our books celebrate our connection to each other and to the natural world with a focus on positive change and great storytelling.

Book Details
  • Publisher‏: ‎ Sea Crow Press (August 9, 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 326 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8985008043
  • List Price:  $17.99
  • Item Weight: ‎ 1.06 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.82 x 9 inches
  • Category: YA Fiction | Mystery / /Adventure | Cape Cod Language: English
  • Distributor: Ingram Spark Discount:  40% Returnable Trade Paperback and E-book
  • Available wherever good books are sold
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