Hi. I'm Katie. Vonda Norwood's daughter. I just read your book and I wanted to say that it was a special story. I liked reading about all the things he could do. I can't wait for my sister Emily to read it so she can know what I am talking about! Thank you.
Hi. I'm Emily. Vonda Norwood's youngest daughter.And I liked your book a lot. I read it all today and my favorite part is when he wins the fight! That's the best part to me. Thank you. From Emily. I'm 13. Good night.
-Alfred M. Albers
Author of: "Of Ghosts and Magic" and its sequel "House of Tarot Cards"
- Melodie K. Starkey
Why This Book
Some of Miles Cobbett's earliest memories include laying on his living room floor and watching Championship boxing events on the local TV channels with his three older brothers. He remembers listening intently when his mother would later tell stories about her father, his grandfather, and the Champion Boxer's he had coached in England before WW I broke-out when she was just a mere child. Miles Cobbett's Mother and Father and his three older three brothers had immigrated to America after WW II and took a train all the way across the USA to the Los Angeles area and is where they settled down in 1949. Miles and his family lived in Azusa California when he was born. Some called it a tough neighborhood, and Miles had his share of street fights with the local neighborhood bullies, and fought with some of the toughest kids at his schools. His older brothers never fought his fights for him... Instead, they taught him how to fight, and how to never back-down from Bullies, and how to get back into a fight even if he lost a round -and felt like quitting. Those were all valuable lessons that he is eternally grateful for...
When the story opens Roman Lefthanded Losinski finds himself in the beautiful desert of Sedona Arizona and he needs money, and he needs a place to stay. He has been a laborer in some of the most rugged parts of Alaska. The big money he earned in Alaska is gone now and once again he needs employment in what he knows how to do, labor work, and he needs a place to stay.
The Want-Ad that he finds in the Sedona Times Courier newspaper offers the possibility of a job, and a place to stay.
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About the author
In 2008 Miles Cobbett released the book Champion, his first published novel. He had been writing novels and short stories for over 35 years. Along the way he worked part-time as a freelance sports journalist, and full-time in a long series of jobs that offered him a way to travel and make enough money to buy paper, pens and have food in his belly, and sometimes even a roof over his head. His travels across America began shortly after the passing of his Father when Miles was 18 -and still in college. He dropped out of University soon after that to begin his "Walk-About" in-search of himself and his place in the world; and it was with his journal entries that he found solace and a way to understand the loss of his best friend, his Father. Miles traveled the country and worked most any job he could find. From laborer to restaurant worker to truck driver to Alaska fish cannery worker to tug boat helmsman; Miles did them all and more...along the way he collected the stories of people and their lives and tried his best to figure out what made them all tick. Once in Alaska he set his sights on completing the college degree that he had started so many years before. Miles found that the summer-time fishing jobs in Alaska and working on ocean going tug boats could provide the funds he needed to help him graduate college. In 1994 he graduated with dual degrees in Psychology and Sociology. He went on to teach school in 3rd, 4th and the 7th and 8th grades. It was after Miles returned to California to visit his aging Mother and only in consideration of her urging accepted a emergency teaching position for Los Angeles City Unified School District. It was there, teaching 4th grade students in South-Central Los Angeles, that Miles found his stride and realized that Hooking Kids on Books was the greatest passion of his life; and his main reason for living. This story Champion is one of a series of books that Miles has designed to hook kids of all ages on reading -and especially those tough-to-reach kids from the 4th grade and up. The book Champion can be found in (public libraries across Alaska and)n classrooms, and in almost every single school library of the18 public schools in the Fairbanks area. It is being read and used in classrooms from the 4th grade on up to high school, and has even be used to hook students on reading that are attending literature classes at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Find a comfortable chair and grab a copy of the book Champion and have an enjoyable afternoon or evening reading one of the most exciting books on the market.