The Shoeman Curse
Dusty Shoeman, a committed family-man in his mid-forties, strives to be a great father and husband. Wading through a wild and crazy family of six, and a job that gets him paycheck to paycheck, Dusty relies on a secret obsession (writing) as a way to cope with life. After winning a local writing contest, he discloses his secret to his family and also reveals that he’s been writing a novel. In Dusty's novel, Janet, a single mother, loses her son to cancer. To deal with her unbearable pain, she resorts to a cutting-edge mind-therapy, designed to help parents who’ve lost their children. Using a new therapy technique, Janet is transferred to a world where she meets a young boy that reveals a secret of his own. Will Janet find a way to cope with daily life? Will the therapy help? Dusty must use every resource to make his book dream become a reality. This book engages the audience through funny and endearing everyday life events, as Dusty tries to get his family on board with his dream, and hopefully break The Shoeman Curse.