“Next in the Shingle Creek Sagas: The Real Paul Makinen?

The Shingle Creek Community Rises Up and Rebels

Paul Makinen idolizes both Joe Stern, the director at Shingle Creek Park, and Jill Frisk, the founding chairperson of the influential and popular Shingle Creek Teen Council. He’s devastated when they leave town and he becomes the park director by default — at the age of nineteen.

Convinced he’s a phony, undeserving of that role, Paul descends into a panic. But sixteen-year-old Karen Ahlberg encourages Paul. She works closely with him running park programs and getting grants for new ones.

When the parks commissioner suddenly dies, a new director, who is hostile to the neighborhood, is appointed. Karen, Paul, and the teen staff are fired.

Can Karen and Paul lead the neighborhood in rebellion, win back control of the park, and get changes the neighborhood desperately needs? Will Paul finally become the real Paul Makinen, learn to appreciate his own abilities, and realize that Karen is the love of his life?

Coming in 2018!

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