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Welcome to The Missing Page, the blog associated with my website, maryking.net.  The entries on this blog refer to characters, places, and events in The McFadden Series. At this time, four books make up the series: Treatment of Choice, Confirmed Diagnosis, Complications, and Vital Signs. I’m currently updating and editing the last two volumes, and I hope to add more volumes in the future. The introduction posted below is from my website and tells readers what to expect. Want to contact me about a book or have a suggestion to add to the storyline? Email me: writedream2000@aol.com

 

Dear Readers,

Welcome to The McFadden Series! If you crave engaging family dramas 
and wish the story you’re reading would never end, then this novel series may interest you. A few notes before you begin…

The McFadden Series, by Mary King, is a modern saga. A saga is a long story, account, or sequence of events. The story unfolds and progresses with each successive novel (much like a TV series where the episodes are linked.) Start with book #1 and continue reading the books in proper order to avoid missing vital details.

The McFadden Series is character-driven, meaning the emphasis is on the characters, their lives, reactions, emotions, and relationships with each other. We see and relate to their accomplishments and daily struggles. Readers experience constant growth and conflicts as personalities mature and lives intertwine.

The McFadden Series features (wayward homeless, neglected, abused, gay) teens and young adult characters. Expect strong language, incorrigible behavior, compassion, and tough love. Characters with physical disabilities educate readers, enlightening them with answers to sensitive questions. Watch out for explicit medical details.

How does the story begin? Dr. Lauren McFadden and her husband Bryan get more than they bargain for when they leave their jobs to fulfill a dream. They set out to build an accessible home and provide rehabilitation therapies to abandoned teenagers who need specialized medical care. Adam, Devon, Philip, and Michael arrive within six months of the home’s completion. Med students Buddy and Noah shine as hired caregivers.
(Treatment of Choice, Book #1 in The McFadden Series.)

I created The McFadden Series from personal experience as a caregiver (conditions including, but not limited to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal muscular atrophy, profound developmental delay, dementia). I’m a former rehab hospital worker (PT, OT, speech, etc.) My perspective is unique and is based on reality. Don’t expect sugar-coated solutions or happy endings all the time; life doesn’t work that way.

Are the books inspirational? There are inspirational moments, but it’s important to know each character is trying to find his place and survive–do what he has to do–without drawing unnecessary attention to his medical circumstances. As in real life, each person wants to be accepted, respected, recognized for his abilities, and treated like everyone else.

The characters face problems and issues not always resolved in one book, so keep reading to see what happens next!

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