Hound Dogged


Hound Dogged

Hound Dogged

Authors & Illustrator


First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Fiction > YA - Historical
Second Place Book Award

Second Place Award

Fiction > YA - Boys & Men


It’s 1958, and Rock & Roll is in full swing. Five friends are tested as they start a band in the tumultuous time of clashing societal forces, cultural unrest, and the resulting rise of artists like Elvis and Chuck Berry. John Chandler never took college, women, or playing guitar seriously. Sharing a love of music, John and his friend Patrick form a band of unexpected friends. Thinking it will be all fun and games, they soon discover it’s more work than any of them could have imagined. When Patrick disagrees with John, he quits the band, and the group begins to unravel. Hound Dogged is a heartfelt coming-of-age story about life in the 1950s, rock-n-roll, friendship, love, and the courage to follow your dreams no matter what.