Josh grew up in the outskirts of Baton Rouge, with its majestic cypress marshes and turtle-filled swamplands. School is overly challenging because of his severe dyslexia, and now he is only days away from plunging into his worst nightmare as a high school freshman at East Eagles High. After his school-quitting-plans go south, Josh finds his escape in the backwaters of the family property. But what he discovers in those dark cypress shadows will alter the course of his life and everyone around him, forever. 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.