by Tanya Katnic
Cassie Greenwood once described her job as Activities
Director at Bennington High School in Oakview as a roller
coaster ride. There are triumphs and challenges, and
the ride can often be bumpy and uncertain. But her
life is a good one, surrounded by a cast of characters who
journey with her on myriad adventures that often seem to
come her way.
Thereís her best friend Ellie, a multi-talented
administrative assistant who has a keen insight into life.
And Declan, a sophomore, who feels the need to put his
personal stamp of approval on all of Cassieís life
decisions. Bruno, her second father, offers hugs and support
in abundance. Her stern, enigmatic principal, nicknamed the
General, runs a tight ship at Bennington and she is shrouded
in mystery. And thereís a certain Oakview native who returns
to his hometown and warms Cassieís heart with his beach-boy
good looks and smile.
But Cassie is unaware of the one adventure that she didnít
plan for: the discovery of her birth parents and the
revelations it brings.
Will this knowledge enhance or detract from Cassieís already
About the Author
After having taught high school English and journalism for
many years, Tanya Katnic traded in her teacherís podium for
a writerís desk in crafting this first
novel. With her twin sons married
and on their own, she lives with her husband and a very
overprotective basenji dog in Southern California.
Years ago, she was inspired with the title of this novel
when a student asked her: ďArenít you supposed to be
our mother away from home?Ē
Publisher: Annabooks (May 1, 2021)
Paperback: 211 pages
Product Number: AB122