New Novel from Darien Author Free for Limited Time

High school experience from male point-of-view tells tale of friendship turned to rivalry.

Darien, CT, August 26, 2011 --( Darien High School graduate Tom Taylor has published "In Memory of Todd Woods," a young adult novel that looks at what happens when lifelong friends reach the point in their lives when everything they know changes.

For a limited time, in anticipation of the beginning of the new school year, an ebook version of "In Memory of Todd Woods," normally priced at $1.99, will be available to the public as a free download at Smashwords at Customers may use coupon code BT42L. Offer ends August 28th, 2011.

"In Memory of Todd Woods" takes place in the aftermath of the shocking suicide of Todd Woods, one of the school's most popular students. As the school tries to deal with the shock, Todd's death sets into motion a series of events that drastically changes the lives of two kids who were not nearly popular enough to be Todd's friends: Bob and Pete. Bob is faced with the chance to join the ranks of the superior crowd when the girl of his dreams, the popular Ellen Trumbull, enters his life. The problem is, she's the girl of Pete's dreams, too. Does Bob follow his heart or stick with his best friend? Does change mean the end of everything? If they could ask Todd Woods, maybe he could tell them.

About Tom Taylor
Tom Taylor was raised in Darien, Connecticut. He studied writing at Emerson College in Boston, and received his MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son. This is his first novel. Visit his blog at

About Smashwords
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