Please welcome Jo Ramsey with
Where No One Knows
Kellan McKee is different, but not for the reasons everyone thinks. He’s open about being transgender and grateful to have his mother’s support, even if his stepfather disapproves. When Kellan is attacked by one of his stepfather’s friends, he’s more than capable of defending himself. But doing so comes with a price: Kellan is forced to reveal what really sets him apart—his psychic abilities.
Now Kellan must escape his stepfather’s vengeance with only the money his mother can provide. In Denver he meets Shad, a person with powers similar to his own who is willing to help him. The two agree to travel together, and Shad reveals there’s a group in Boston where Kellan can find a safe haven and learn more about his gift—and how to control it.
Kellan’s respite might be short-lived, however, if his stepfather manages to find him. And not everyone in Boston welcomes him with open arms. Kellan might not be as safe as he’d hoped.
1st Edition published by Musa Publishing, 2013.
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What Family Means
For some people, family is the people who are related to them by blood or marriage. The ones they have to deal with no matter what, because…well, because they’re family.
For others, family is the people with whom they’ve chosen to surround themselves. Those people might or might not be related, but they are connected at the heart, and genuinely love and respect one another.
In my novel Where No One Knows, Kellan McKee finds himself having to redefine what family means to him. At sixteen, Kellan has been forced to leave his home after accidentally using his psychic powers against a friend of his stepfather’s. To protect Kellan from his stepfather, his mother has sent him out on his own, with money in his pocket but no other support. Kellan’s mother fully supported him when he came out as transgender, and his stepfather tolerated it, but neither is willing to accept that Kellan has psychic abilities.
Kellan has to leave behind not only his mother and stepfather, but his three younger sisters as well. From being part of a family of six, he has gone to being completely alone.
As Kellan journeys by bus hoping to find safety, he is also seeking a family. Something he finds in the form of a group of other teens and young adults who also have psychic abilities and have created a safe house near Boston, a long way from Kellan’s Arizona home.
Although Kellan’s transition into the group is far from easy, they come to accept him. Kellan might no longer have his mother, stepfather, or sisters, but he very definitely has a family.
Meet the author:
Jo Ramsey is a former teacher who started writing stories at age five and hasn't stopped since. Her first YA novel was published in January 2010. She is the author of several young adult novels on themes such as bullying, abuse, and trauma recovery, and is a firm believer, as her tagline states, that anyone can be a hero. Jo lives in Massachusetts with her two offspring, her husband, and three cats.
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