P.K.: The Brazen Laver Encounter (Paperback)
PK: the Laver Experience Six fully-committed Christians. Preachers Kids (PKs). Florida beach retreat. Sounds divine, right? Well...maybe not so much. Homeless at the age of 16, Kenya, daughter of Miami's esteemed Rev. Dr. Dwayne Forsythe, is rescued from the streets by Elkanah "Big Daddy" Adewune, sovereign king of the Miami drug world. Falling hard for El, Kenya is soon catapulted into a lavish lifestyle where she wants for nothing. Till a chance meeting with a Bishop on vacation hundreds of miles from home confirms to Kenya that her new 'savior' is sliding headlong into a dark place and unless she gets away her very life will be in danger. When Elkanah is unwilling to let go, Kenya, praying for a miracle receives an unlikely one in hand-crafted cowboy boots and a bad attitude. Unity Broadcasting Network (UBN), the largest Christian television station in the country is struggling to reach youth. In response, Dr. Brandon Carter, UBN psychologist and youth minister issues an invitation to PKs from across the country to be trained as an elite UBN youth ministry team. Out of hundreds of applications, six delegates are selected for a summer long Florida retreat; Gabriella a national recording artist from Nashville, Eric & Erica twins from LA, Colin, flamboyant actor from New York, Galen, the cowboy from Houston and Kenya, the tough girl from Miami. Not even twenty years of youth ministry could have prepared the Doc and his small staff of ministers for what unfolds as these six young people's lives overlap, collide and become inextricably intertwined as they are tried, tempted and trained at the brazen laver - where priests are prepared to serve.
About the Author
Karen M. Curry was raised as a PK (preacher's kid) in Mims, Florida. In 1993, Curry earned a B.S. in Economics and a minor degree in Theatre from Florida A & M University. After graduation Curry produced a recital entitled A Bride's Ransom in Orlando in 1994 and a musical, The Perfect Present in 1997. In 2003 the decision was made to focus full-time on Curry's newly started non-profit called The 911 Project. Under Ms. Curry's leadership, the project produced a 30 minute TV show using youth from the local inner city community. The show entitled "Get Real!" was written and directed by Ms. Curry and aired on local access channel in Sarasota, FL. In October 2004, Ms. Curry published her first book entitled Dancing in the Spirit. Karen Curry is also the mother of two young adult children, Loren Todd and Simone Alicia. Curry is a member of Fire & Hammer International Ministries in Tallahassee where she is an ordained Elder.