Monday, May 10, 2021

The Rubber Band


The Rubber Band Stretches – Rocky’s Story Epic Book Launch

About the Book

Book:  The Rubber Band Stretches – Rocky’s Story

Author: Christy Hoss

Genre: Middle Grade Novel

Release date: May, 2021

Foster kid Rocky “Roadkill” Espinosa, drummer for the Rubber Band, chooses Elvis for his 4th grade living biography report. With little money to create a costume, Rocky believes he’ll be the worst Elvis impersonation ever, destined to fail.

When his ex-con father Eduardo, sneaks into his life demanding attention, Rocky’s best friend and lead guitar for the band, Eddie, comes to his rescue. Eddie involves the entire band in Rocky’s protection to be “secret service” and comedic chaos erupts.

After the Rubber Band performs its first set at the mayor’s 50th birthday party, Rocky mysteriously disappears. The band realizes it’s no longer about fun and games. Friends and family are what matter most in life. The bond of the band demands that secrets be revealed.

Will friends, foster or blood family win the battle for Rocky’s future?


The Rubber Band Stretches Excerpt Three 

I can hear the gasps from teachers and staff. How could she announce something that hasn’t been scheduled yet? The mayor did approach us after the contest and said she wanted the band to play for her party. Eddie’s dad is going to follow up on the mayor’s request today, but we won’t know if we’re really going to play until he settles the details. 

All of us guys give Becca the stink eye. Oliver waves his hands to get her to stop, while Manny’s jaw looks like it hit the floor. 

Rumor is, Becca’s mouth is wider than the Gulf of Mexico, and she is proving it to be true. We are just a kid band having fun. Becca is talking about stuff we haven’t committed to doing. I just want her to stop. 

Thankfully, Principal Haymaker takes the microphone from her hand. 

“Thank you, Becca. Thank you, Oliver, Emmanuel, Rocky and Eddie for sharing your experience with us. Before you become more famous and book more concerts, I think the entire school would love to hear you play for us at next week’s assembly.” 

Once more the room erupts in cheers and applause. 

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Christy caught the writing bug in second grade after winning a prize for a five-page story about her dog, Noodles. Mrs. Olson told her she was destined to be a writer and that dream never left her thoughts. After teaching elementary school for fifteen years, Christy fulfilled her childhood dream with her debut novel, The Rubber Band. She substitute teaches to support her writing career, deriving writing inspiration from the students and situations she encounters.

At age twenty-five, she was diagnosed with type-one diabetes but refuses to let it limit her. Her diabetic alert dog, Aiden, has saved her life uncountable times and will appear in future installments of The Rubber Band. Christy lives by this equation:

Living + diabetes = LIVE-abetes.

Christy is a freelance editor and writes children’s Bible stories for Focus on the Family ClubHouse magazine and has written articles for Guideposts. She is a featured speaker for conferences, retreats and special events.

Christy lives in Northern California with Kevin, the love of her life. They have three grown children.

The Rubber Band Stretches, Rocky’s Story is the second book in The Rubber Band middle grade novel series by Christy Hoss.

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