Rodeo Snow

The only thing not ordinary about fifteen-year-old Eugene “Gene” Snow is his nerd name—he’s named after a peacenik politician his pathetically earnest parents admired. When some street skaters nickname him Rodeo, he’s happy to take on that new, totally cool identity. If only he could win the citywide street skate competition, everyone would see him as who he was born to be: Rodeo Snow, street skater. As Gene tries to nail the skate competition and get the girl who happens to be his main competitor, he discovers that winning is something other than what he thought and maybe he’s less ordinary than he ever imagined.

Pat Rhoades of Minneapolis, MN Pat Rhoades is a clinical social worker and writer who lives with her husband in Minneapolis next to the mighty Mississippi. Rodeo Snow is her first novel. You can visit Pat at

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