CHRISTOPHER SPENCE

Christopher M Spence is a father, author, filmmaker, former professional football player and educator.  He has been dedicated to improving the student experience, creating links to the community, and supporting innovation. He has won many awards for his outstanding contributions to education and the community.  

His recent writing credits include Dear B How to Survive and Thrive in High School written with his daughter Briana and Touchdown in the Classroom written with his son Jacob.
Jake and Mac are best friends. They are sensational teammates both on and off the court. Since their early years they have been brothers for life, who share life, secrets and college hoop dreams. Everything changes one night and their friendship is put to the test when Mac is seemingly betrayed by Jake who is crushing on Willow, Mac's sister. As the aftershocks from a startling revelation rip through their world, suddenly, Mac the prodigy is an outcast. Everything they thought they knew about life, family and friendship is shattered.  

Willow struggles to find her own world. Rejecting her feelings for Jake becomes impossible, though, and romance might be closer than she imagined.  

The three friends unleash their love of life only to find themselves struggling with romance, overbearing parents, gossip, death, uncertainty about their futures and secret lives. Will their journey be filled with love and acceptance or hate and prejudice?

Hardback ISBN:  9781629894126
Paperback ISBN: 9781629894133
eBook ISBN:         9781629894140
Genre: YA Coming of Age
Release Date 01/18/2016
In the winter of 2016, a TV ad that featured a family with a black father and a white mother evoked an ugly social media response. But the company doubled down this year with an ad showing the same family; this time, the mother was pregnant. 

When Jackson and Heather meet, sparks fly. As their friendship blossoms, so does their love. 

Heather is the popular teen who realizes that something is missing in her life. As she struggles to fill that void, Jackson moves to her town and their mutual raw attraction is undeniable.  

He not having any friends wallows in anger, and doesn't trust. A victim of an absent father. Jackson has a lot of family drama and a hard time expressing his emotions.  

She’s just glad to have someone to talk to that actually listens, especially the newbie with a mysterious past.  

She is terrified to even think about leaving Brady, the star hockey player and losing all that comes with him: the popularity, her parents approval and her carefully constructed social life. But thoughts of Jackson consume her. She is determined to learn his secrets, but as they grow closer, their differences and beliefs threaten to divide their friends and family. 

He discovers that what he wants most-what his heart truly desires-is right in front of him.

Hardback ISBN:  9781629896403
Paperback ISBN:  9781629896410
eBook ISBN:  9781629896427
Genre: YA Coming of Age
Release Date 03/20/2017
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