• Guest Post

    Dead Ends Blog Tour: Introducing Billy D by Erin Lange

    Thanks so much for letting me stop by today to introduce Billy D., from my new book, DEAD ENDS. It’s difficult for an author to pick a favorite character from her own books, but if pressed, I would have to say I love Billy D. above them all. He is a younger teen with Down’s syndrome, but his condition defines him no more than any of his other traits, which include endless optimism and quite a bit of cunning. Billy D. struggles with school, especially reading and writing, but he chooses to focus on his strengths. In fact, he is confident almost to a fault. “I don’t need a geography…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Dead Ends – Erin Lange

    “I had a foot on some guy’s throat and a hand in my pocket the first time I saw Billy D. He was standing across the street, staring – not even trying to be sly about it – just staring without a word, without even blinking. ‘What you lookin’ at?’ I called.  His mouth fell open in a silent little O, but he didn’t respond. He didn’t leave either, just kept on staring.” When Billy D moves in over the road Dane just hopes he’ll stay away from him. Dane doesn’t do people very well and often they end up on the receiving end of his fist when they don’t…