Path of the Half Moon

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1960s & '70s

Vince Bailey

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Fifteen-year-old African American youth Curtis Jefferson is falsely accused and sentenced to a one-year term at Fort Grant, a penal outpost built upon the cursed site of a century-old Native American massacre. Set in civil-rights-era sixties, Curtis’s character and physical endurance are tested by a murderous inmate and a century-old Apache curse.


Action, Drama, Historical Fiction, Young Adult,Paranormal

Short Summary

When young Curtis Jefferson is sentenced to time at Fort Grant, a creepy juvenile detention center built upon the historic site of a Native American massacre, he doesn’t realize that the trials of juvenile prison are only one of the challenges he is about to face.


Fort Grant, a penal outpost in the middle of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona..

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Philosophical Questions, Meaningful Message,Racism

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Curtis Jefferson

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Empathetic, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Harvey Huish

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Outspoken, Aggressive, Complex, Crazy, Criminal, Leader, Masculine, Power-hungry, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Randy Kartchner

Age: 14

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Selfless, Educated, Empathetic, Faithful, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Gerd “Noodles” Brinkerhoff

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Aggressive, Badass, Crazy, Criminal, Masculine

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Male leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: IngramElliott Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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