Cape graduate publishes suspenseful "Midknight"
Cape Gazette, August 3, 2005 by Cam Terwilliger
A youth spent dreaming up fantastic tales of heroes and monsters has paid off for 1994 Cape Henlopen graduate Matthew Amerling. Last May, he published his first novel,” The Midknight,” the plot of which is a decadelong elaboration on a story idea he came up with way back in the ninth grade.
Amerling, 28, wrote the original draft of “The Midknight” by hand on 20 pages of lined notebook paper, filling both the front and back sides. The story centers around a boy named Jesse: a high school student who’s picked on by his peers and emotionally abused by his father. Amerling describes Jesse as the ultimate loner and outsider.
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