When Challenge Becomes Inspiration

Posted on October 09, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

What should you do when your home away from home is threatened? When loved ones around you feel helpless? You rise to the challenge and find a solution. Author Matt Shea is back in a new novel featuring Chase Mansfield in The Meadowdale Community Project.

Demolition crews continue to raze abandoned and condemned structures in the sleepy town of Meadowdale – a city hit hard by the sluggish economy. A once-cherished building is now the dilapidated Meadowdale Community Center (MCC), where the handicapped and mentally-challenged sort recyclable materials and create artwork from refuse that catches their eye. This prompts many to consider the MCC a burial ground for lost causes.

Things soon change when a mysterious stranger in a wheelchair arrives and befriends Chase Mansfield, an intellectually-challenged teen. When the Community Center is condemned and Chase realizes the squirrel he feeds is about to become homeless, he comes up with an ingenious idea that changes his future and the future of the community. Chase and his invention soon unite the entire city, breaking down barriers related to wealth, politics, age, mobility, and intellect.

In an age of fiction often based on witchcraft, libido, and immorality, The Meadowdale Community Project is a family-friendly story for all ages, tastes, and background.

Matt Shea is a developing author having published five books. He is greatly inspired by the writings of Andy Griffith and focuses on the common folk that comprise small towns. Matt appreciates all who take the time to read his stories, loves feedback, and offers his email address for any comments or suggestions readers have. Matt promises to do his very best to answer all who write him, since his goal is to reach out to his audience and improve as a writer and a person.  

The Meadowdale Community Project is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-604-0) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-606-4) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. Visit Shea’s official website for more information: www.mattsheabooks.com.

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