Stump Logic

by Dale McMillan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 05/05/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 466
ISBN : 9781664172296

About the Book

James Allen is a high school chemistry teacher in the small East Texas town of Richie, Texas. With a master’s degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University, he could have tripled his salary in industry but Jim's mother, an English teacher before leukemia took her life, had instilled a love of teaching in her son. He has chosen the family farm and a tranquil life fishing with his mentor and friend Jess Winters, a retired math teacher. On the surface, Jim appears to be a clumsy, nerd, stumbling through life with his head in the sand, but content with the quiet life of a teacher. He does not date, even skipped his senior prom, but at the beginning of his fifth year as Richie High School’s Chemistry teacher, Jim happens to sit down beside new hire English teacher, Kay Adams. Kay is an ex-Marine and a widow with a five-year-old daughter, whose husband, another Marine, was killed by a landmine in Iraq. After leaving the Marines because of the difficulty finding a safe place for her daughter when deployed on assignment, Kay has started a new life with a degree in English and a teaching certification. She lands in Richie, Texas, seeking a small-town environment for her daughter. On that day, when he sits down beside Kay, sparks fly and Jim is smitten. Up ahead in their journey as a couple, there are many hills to climb in a gossipy, corrupt, little town but hopefully love is on their side.

About the Author

Dale McMillan spent forty two years working in the Petro Chemical arena working in a research environment. Although that was loads of fun working with wonderful people and playing with all kind of new toys, he gave that up to return to his roots on a small fifty acre farm near Henderson, Texas where he lives with his invalid wife, Janell, a retired librarian. He began writing at age 67 and he has written 17 books, hoping to write one soon that will capture the imagination at least a few folks. Book cover picture by granddaughter, Claudia McMillan.