The Return of Jason Foxx
THIRTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD JASON FOXX FINALLY—FINALLY—KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS.
He wants to get his damaged brother, Brian, back on his feet. He wants to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend Adele and be a dad to her son, Stephen. And after nine years of teaching, he wants at last to set aside his own traumas-his imprisoned conman father, a mother who abandoned the family years before she died-and become a principal at a high school for troubled kids. Kids he can save, like his teachers saved him.
But things don’t always work out the way you want.
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Writers write because they have to. Writing provides me unending entertainment and, if the stars align properly, helps me make sense of the world.”
meet the author
Kevin Lavey is the author of Rat and numerous short stories published in literary magazines. He has been recognized for his writing including awards from the Maryland Writers Association and the Maryland State Arts Council.
He began his lifelong love of writing while at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. Now a retired teacher from Baltimore County Public Schools, he has other novels and short stories in the works.
He is inspired to write stories that help him make sense of the world. He believes writing provides a singular way to explore what it means to be a human being.
As a writer, he finds resonance in a judgment from the I Ching, “Perseverance Furthers.” Write with enough devotion and authenticity and you just might get to the heart of things.
He taught in Baltimore City public schools for ten years and in an alternative school in Baltimore County for fourteen years, during which time he became a national board-certified English teacher.
He is a trained mediator and a practitioner of that elusive martial art, aikido.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, a Master’s of Arts in Reading from Towson University, and a Master’s of Arts in Leadership in Teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Maryland State Arts Council
Individual Artist Award for Fiction
Maryland Writers’ Association
Short Story Contest & Novel Contest