Tuesday, May 12, 2020


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Becoming the Plagiarist Blog Tour

About the Book

Becoming the Plagiarist

Genre:  Young Adult Science Fiction
Release Date:  February 28, 2020
Blurb:  Mike Wilson, a junior at Cypress Christian Academy, discovers he's been reading minds by accident. The day after he gets his license, he can drive as well as his Driver's Ed teacher, Mr. Clark. He has a full day of memories straight from the mind of Zayden Perez, the most loved and hated guy at school. This year at CCA, the world-famous tech entrepreneur, Henry Jacks is teaching at the school. Mike inadvertently downloads his mind during the first day of class and now Mike's a tech genius too. He desperately wants Mr. Jacks out of his head and he doesn't want to steal any more thoughts, but that might be the only way he can survive.

About the Author


B.T. Higgins lives in the wild urban jungles of Alaska with his wife and four children. As you might expect, he is an avid fan of long naps and noise-canceling headphones. He has been a garbageman, a propane technician, a teacher, a tutor, a musician and an exotic-bird-cage scrubber, but writing stories is, by far, his favorite job.

Some things never change. No matter how technology advances, the same battles rage inside the human mind. The world and people apply pressure and struggle, and each person must find a way to cope. These are the struggles that cause us to grow. Whether I am using a computer or stone tools, I still have to contend with bullies. I still have to battle with suffering and loss. The disadvantages of my birth, health, and circumstance create the rocky cliff I must climb to discover who I am. How can I survive this suffering? What kind of person will I choose to be? Will I overcome it? This battle is the true guts of any story, and Becoming the Plagiarist is no different. Mike must content with a bully who is offended by Mike's attempt to rise in the social rankings of the school. He must battle through the disadvantage of being born with only part of his right foot. He is alone and must learn to stand strong to protect the weak. Is he just a broken little kid that nobody cares about? Or is he stronger than he thinks? An excerpt from Becoming the Plagiarist by B.T. Higgins:

Mike remembered running on a fresh-cut grass field. It was a Saturday. The morning sun shone fully, but it wasn't hot, yet. He ran downfield, dribbling the soccer ball from his left to right foot. His shoes were red with black stripes. Mike felt the press of the ball against the side of his foot as he passed across to Richardo. Each step pounded in his ears. The grass snicked against his shoes. The other team wore yellow jerseys. Number 16 guarded Mike as he sprinted forward, faking right and cutting left to get open. Richardo saw him and sent a neat pass to Mike. The goalie saw the coming shot and bent at the knees. Mike dribbled two steps and pounded the shot to the left corner, past the goalie's glove by inches. Goal and game. Mike could still feel the sting of the ball on the top of his foot. Goal and game. This memory disturbed Mike very much. He frowned and shook it away. The memory couldn't be real. Mike had no right foot. That's not completely accurate. He had an ankle joint and heel bone, but that was it. He had been born without the rest of a foot. It was called congenital amputation, not that the name helped much.  


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