Josh Anvil and the Cypress Door is Bruce Arrington's first contemporary young adult/teen novel, a five stars Reader's Favorite recipient.
Josh Anvil wants to quit school…for good. His severe dyslexia put a stop to any dream of academic success. But a canoe ride outside his Louisiana home turns out to be a radical life changing event. Suddenly, Josh can speak things into living existence and it turns out he has a knack for curing sick people. It doesn't take long before he catches the attention of all sorts of people, both good and bad, earthly and extra-terrestrial. Meanwhile, arson fires are springing up all over Baton Rouge. Could these events be connected? And can Josh solve the mystery before his city is turned into a heap of ashes? Weaved in teen/YA fantasy with elements of action and comedy, Josh Anvil and the Cypress Door captures the trials of a high school freshman with powerful abilities at his command.