The theme of Stopped Cold, “We don’t have to be number one for God to love us,” nagged me for years. As a young person and an adult, I often witnessed heartache when someone failed to win an event or contest, or fell short of being “the best.” Each time I thought that each of us has a gift or gifts from God to use for him, and using them doesn’t require us to always win.
Finally, I decided to put this theme into a book. But where to set the book? Even though people compete in everything from pie tasting contests to art shows, I thought of sports. But I love mysteries. How to combine them?
In Stopped Cold a young athlete suffers a stroke from taking a steroid. His sister’s angry at her dad for pushing him to be a great quarterback. And she’s also angry with the criminals who sold him the steroid.
She struggles with a fire of hatred that burns inside her to make the criminals pay. She and her
friends start a dangerous search to find these criminals.
All the while what she really wants is to cure Sean, heal the hate, and open her heart to love.
Award-winning author Gail Pallott’s a 2013 Grace Awards Finalist. She’s published four books, poems, short stories and several hundred articles. Her book, Mountain of Love and Danger, is a fantasy appropriate for young people. Visit her web site at http://www.gailpallotta.com and look for Stopped Cold on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KK5C0NK