The Shoeman Curse – Chris A. MacKinnon

Can fathers and husbands get out of their own way? Is it possible to survive the curse of infants, teenagers and relationship-stupidity? To get around the “Shoeman Curse”, Dusty Shoeman, a quiet, hardworking man, closet-writes his way to sanity—until he is discovered. But what happens when your dramatic book about a grieving, single mother gains serious attention? Will your kids think you’re an idiot? What will your relentlessly-teasing coworkers say when they find out you’ve written a sappy, for-women, page-turner? Will your wife support you, or will she die a laughing death?

Dusty’s book is included in The Shoeman Curse. In his novel, Janet, a single mother, loses her son to cancer. To deal with unbearable pain, she resorts to a cutting-edge virtual mind-therapy, designed to help parents who’ve lost their children. Using a new therapy technique, Janet is transferred to a world where she meets a young boy who reveals a secret. Janet must pass through five doors for the therapy to be successful. Read Dusty’s book to see what the hype is all about… then witness his attempts to break the curse once and for all. Can he do it? Either way, you’ll be laughing with Dusty, crying with Janet, and cheering for them both!