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Suddenly Rural Girl

Facing Life, Death, Mean Girls, and Cute Boys in Rural America

Dann & Kennedy Hurlbert


About the Book:

After her dad is tragically killed, Dakota Moore's mom moves her to northern Minnesota where Dak discovers an outcast classmate may be a reclusive miracle worker. She thinks she found him too late. The truth is, she met him just in time.


Now, tucked into a secluded A-frame near a beaver-infested creek with her strong Sioux mom and a lisping little brother, Dak faces a new school and a trio of mean girls. Seemingly alone, she buries herself in a design app and self pity until an old blind man, his curly-haired horse named Eyeballs, a quirky dragon-doodling classmate, and a strawberry blonde with delicious sun-kissed freckles give her four reasons to keep on living.


But will Dak discover the miracle worker's secrets before the next tragedy strikes?


About the Authors

Dann has an MFA in Digital Cinema and spent 15 years acting, directing, and teaching film and theater.  He now serves as the Media & Design Specialist at Minnesota’s Carleton College.  His education video How to Write and Produce Your Own High School Musical remains in distribution through Films Media Group.


Kennedy is a cheerful and creative teenager who inspired much of the SRG story and corrected dad’s teenage lingo.  She enjoys being with friends, whipping up sweet and tasty desserts, and spending time at the lake.  Any lake.  She loves lakes.


Paperback ISBN: 978-1-959681-33-5
eBook ISBN: 978-1-959681-34-2
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-959681-35-9

Suddenly Rural Girl by Dann & Kennedy Hurlbert

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