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Walter Steps Up to the Plate
Walter Steps Up to the Plate

Walter Steps Up to the Plate



216 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: October 2023

ISBN 9781951122683

Rights: WOR

Artemesia Publishing, LLC (Oct 2023)
Kinkajou Press


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Walter will do anything to help his mother when she’s diagnosed with tuberculosis, but does that include standing up to Al Capone?

Twelve-year-old Walter wants to spend the summer of 1927 watching his beloved Chicago Cubs play baseball. Instead, his life is upended when his mother is diagnosed with tuberculosis. Walter must leave everything he knows and loves to accompany his mother to Albuquerque, New Mexico―a place he has never been to live with relatives he has never met. To help with expenses, Walter gets a paper route. But the situation gets worse when his mother is admitted to a sanatorium and needs expensive surgery. A chance encounter with the gangster, Al “Scarface” Capone might change his mother’s fortunes, and get her the surgery his mother needs. But to do it, Walter will become indebted to the notorious gangster.

Author Biography

Sue Houser is a native of New Mexico. A retired social worker, she writes stories about New Mexico’s rich culture and history. Her award-winning books are Hot Foot Teddy: The True Story of Smokey Bear; La Conquistadora: The Oldest Statue of the Virgin Mary in the United States; The Corn Whisperer; Wilmettie; and Amelia and the Magic Ponies. Visit her website at: