Have you read THE GYM SHOW?

Sometimes, a girl just has to toot her own horn …

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Have you read this yet?  If you like small-town intrigue, a puzzling mystery, a little bit of humor, lots of gossip, and a great ending, then you need to.

The Gym Show tells the story of a man faced with a seemingly impossible set of circumstances.

The social structure governing America’s youth experienced a stark transformation near the end of the 1960s, but change came late to the small town of Mercyville, Pennsylvania, where the rules had yet to be written. When high school principal Jim Adamson discovers two of his students engaged in an activity that can only be described as taboo, he is at a loss as to how to manage the situation. His efforts to do right by the students involved in the incident begin to uncover a wickedness that threatens the entire community.

Jim’s own demons compel him to re-examine his values and ask himself to what extent he should be protecting his students from the depravity residing within his beloved school. He challenges the powers in Mercyville, who simply want to sweep these troubles under the town’s rug, and with the help of a most uncommon ally, he finds a solution, but in doing so, he risks everything.

Against the backdrop of the high school’s annual crowning event, The Gym Show takes the reader through seven months in the lives of Mercyville High School’s students and teachers, the community and its leaders, and the man who does things his way—thoughtfully, but without regret and without apology.

The Gym Show is 415 pages of fascinating characters, complex relationships, and a tapestry of events that culminate in an ending you’ll never forget.  I am looking to broaden my audience because I know that I have told a good story, and I want the whole world to read it. I have been extraordinarily pleased with the feedback regarding The Gym Show—the majority of the reviews (see The Gym Show Reviews) have been positive.  Several Indianapolis-area book clubs have featured my title and have subsequently invited me into their circles, eager to discover where I found the inspiration to write this compelling tale.

This is my first novel; however, it is a story I have been writing in my mind for the past thirty-five years.  I think …no, I know you’ll enjoy it–just as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Buckle up, because it’s quite a ride!

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kellyspringer

Following my years as an elementary and middle school teacher, I decided I wanted to spend the second half of my life just writing. Currently, I work as a technical writer for a software company, fulfilling my passion for writing and editing, and in between the times I'm trying to figure out how to put really complicated ideas into words the rest of the world can understand, I write novels. The Gym Show, published in March 2014, is my first novel. I'm already half-way through with my second novel--a title soon to be revealed. The creative side of me loves to write, but the teacher in me loves to edit, so let me help you craft your message, write your articles, mend your prose, and get people to read what you've written. Contact me at kellyspringer126@gmail.com.

4 thoughts on “Have you read THE GYM SHOW?”

  1. YES! Toot away! I read it and it was fabulous–fun, scary, weird, familiar…lot’s of my favorite stuff all between two covers! Kinda like a 400+ page delicious sandwich 🙂 Loved it all the way through!

  2. Hi Kelly
    I have just finished reading your book and loved it. I was a gymnast that graduated in 1970
    from Linesville. The memories I have from gym show are special and you brought a lot of
    them back again. Thank you!
    Rick

    1. Thanks, Rick! I remember you–are you Debi’s brother? Lived on the east side of the lake? Glad you liked the book. I had so much fun writing it. Did you recognize all of the characters?

      1. Yes I am Debi’s brother. I live in Wisconsin and actually Debi bought the book for me.
        She was telling me about it when she was here for my wife’s funeral in September.
        For the most part yes I did recognize all the characters. It was delightful and brought
        back memories.
        Rick

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