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Did you know that Avon's own Latin and history teacher Mr. Jake Spearman is a novelist? While his passion for writing is noted as a fun fact in Spearman's web bio, many in the community didn't know that he's the author of eight novels, six science fiction, and two mysteries! 

Recently, Spearman's novel Pike’s Passage—the second of his Sandy Pike series—was selected as a Finalist in the annual Book Life Prize competition. 

"Five novels from as many genres were named finalists for the 2021 BookLife Fiction Prize. The top five books were selected by a panel of guest judges from 25 semifinalists.

Stay tuned for our upcoming Q&A's with each of the finalists, and for our announcement of the grand prize winner on December 17!"BookLife.com

So, if you're looking to escape a little this holiday, consider picking up a copy of Spearman's Pike's Passage, or any of his other stories on Amazon! His newest novel FitzDuncan's Alchemy was just published on December 18, 2021.