The Art of Raising Hell

Front cover of book The Art of Raising Hell
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Best Indie Book Award Winner

“There are some people that walk around on two feet and others like me that run on all four.” Newbie Johnson tries to understand the meaning of this statement while learning about friendship, loss, and love as a small town teenager.

The Art Of Raising Hell is a coming of age story set in the 1970s that centers around four teenagers and their involvement with a larger-than-life character named Lonny Nack.

Newbie had recently moved to Bunsen Creek, when his mother is killed in a devastating car crash. Nursing a broken soul, he soon hooks up with the three best friends a guy could ever ask for and meets the love of his life, Sally Nack.

Sally’s brother, Lonny, fears no one, including The Law, and soon takes his peculiar sense of justice, along with his love of practical jokes, to new heights while entertaining the colorful characters of Kickapoo County.

When Officer Hightower and Lonny collide with deadly results, Newbie becomes the only one who can make things right. He now has some serious choices to make before he can get on with his life and discover who he really is.

What People Are Saying

“filled with surprises and moments, good and bad, that capture a moving tale about being young, growing up, and learning some of the harder lessons in life.” ~ Lost in a Good Book Reviews

New Review on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

New Review on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

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Best Young Adult Novel of 2015

Best Young Adult Novel of 2015

"The Art of Raising Hell" won Best Young Adult Novel of 2015 from BestIndieBooks.com!!!   http://bestindiebookaward.com/live/   September 2015 -  The Art of Raising Hell is voted Best Young Adult Novel of 2015 from BestIndieBooks.com  Best  Indie Books    ...

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San Francisco Book Review

San Francisco Book Review

July 2015 – “The Art of Raising Hell is our generation’s Catcher In The Rye: a tender, yet compelling, coming-of-age tale that reminds its audience of the differences between life and living.” San Francisco Book Review

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Readers Favorite Review

Readers Favorite Review

August 2015 – “Lopinski is a brilliant writer with a distinct authorial tone…All the characters in The Art of Raising Hell are well depicted and believable…” Reader’s Favorite 5.0 out of 5 stars

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Books Direct Review

Books Direct Review

June 2015 – Wonderful interview and review of The Art of Raising Hell from Books Direct. 5.0 out of 5 stars

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Lost in a Good Book Review

Lost in a Good Book Review

“This coming of age story has a wonderful balance of fun, self-awareness, and profoundness to make it a rather moving story. …” The Art of Raising Hell – Lost In A Good Book

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