Originally titled Crossroad 15, the author changed the name of the book to best reflect what he feels its content is about - PATHWAYS - that people choose to take in their lives. PATHWAYS is a simple tale of a teenager, Jon, who has been raised by his single parent mother, Robyn, in Los Angeles. While Robyn is constantly on guard, wanting nothing more than for her son to be happy and to grow up without being affected by the plethora of gangs and vices that become integral in so many city teenagers lives, the reality is that no parent can do it alone. When Jon stumbles upon Adam, a somewhat free-spirited man who lives in the city, he finds therein a person who is a friend, a mentor, a brother and a father to him. Ever wary of strangers, Robyn actively attempts to restrain their friendship from forming, for to her it represents danger - to her son. Danger in the form of a stranger. But as events unfold, suspicion and fear give way to understanding and trust. Often the people we choose to let into our lives can enrich us. This is a tale about learning to trust one another, learning to trust ourselves and our children and those all around and understanding that the only way to grow is to learn from our choices. And finally, it is about learning to trust ourselves and about understanding what positive things we can accomplish in our lives - and that trust is a sacred thing, not to be betrayed.