The Extra Key by Kevin Polman
Corey’s quiet, middle-aged life changes the day his wife dies. He quits his job… and takes up wood sculpting. He gains weight… then goes on an odd diet. Stray dogs begin to visit him… and give him advice. He hires a young, headstrong counselor to help him… and unusual recovery methods are applied. Will Corey survive this new phase of his life? Will he find happiness? THE EXTRA KEY is a yin-yang tale of modern life. Dark and light. Serious and humorous. Philosophical and romantic.
“The Extra Key – wonderful first book by a new author”
Five Star Review on Amazon By violet
I loved this book. It tells the story of Corey Holt, who has just lost his wife to a car accident, and how he copes with this tragedy, and ultimately learns to live and love again. It’s a hopeful story, told with some sadness and nostalgia, but also with a lot of humor. Parts of the book made me laugh out loud, and the author is good at blending tragedy with comedy. The further into the book I got, I couldn’t put it down, and I look forward to the next book from this author.
About the Author
Kevin Polman works as a full-time writer and illustrator in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the author of the recently published novel THE EXTRA KEY, available through Amazon. He has many years of experience as a research scientist and as a science and math instructor, but he’s also been paid for these other services to mankind: lawn worker, fast-food cook, restaurant busboy, guitar instructor, house roofer, car painter, hardware store clerk, furniture refinisher, nurse’s aide, and church music director. Most of his past publications are scientific non-fiction. In 2015, he began writing novels and short stories and writing and illustrating children’s books. The four Earth creatures closest to his heart are Cindy, Leslie, Allyson, and Jack. Kevin has a blog at kevinpolman.wordpress.com and can be contacted at Facebook or Twitter (find Kevin Polman in Fort Worth).