“The lady cop slaps the cuffs behind Mama’s back, while the man officer rattles off her rights. Hearing those words up close is way worse than watching ‘em on TV. The whispers and stares from nearby gawkers prickle me as I follow behind Mama to the cop car.”
Ten-year-old Copper Daniels and her mama wake up to a crisis at their cemetery home – a missing body, followed by an arrest. The homeless girl faces a possible future in either foster care, or worse – juvie. Will the missing body be found, and will Copper survive with her family still intact?
The Moon Rises at Dawn is the short-story prequel to Marcy McKay’s novel, Pennies from Burger Heaven (Copper Daniels Book #1).
SEE WHY MARCY’S NOVELS ARE SUCH WINNERS:
2016 Winner - Shelf Unbound Winner
2016 Finalist - USA Best Book Award
2010 Winner – Writer’s Leagues of Texas: Best Mainstream Novel
2010 Winner – Frontiers in Writing: Best of Show