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LCC professor publishes novel

LCC professor publishes novel
The Lookout

By Aaron Emerson
Editor in Chief

Landis Lain has published writings several times in her life. Her latest book, published in July, is one that changes traditional narratives and is garnering five-star reviews on

An English professor at Lansing Community College, Lain published “Daddy’s Baby” this summer with hopes of creating a storyline that is not often told.

“Daddy’s Baby,” a young adult novel, follows the life of 17-year-old Damon Hamilton.

Many times, books and theater tell stories of young women who get pregnant and are faced with living life as a single mother. Lain has turned that narrative around with her latest book to focus on the young men who do step up.

“There’s always stories about young men that didn’t step up,” Lain said. “But I’ve seen a lot of situations where they do step up and want to be there for their kid.”

In “Daddy’s Baby,” which is set in Lansing, hormones help turn Hamilton into a popular ladies’ man before his junior year of high school.

After he is jumped by his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, he switches schools.

In his senior year of high school, all of his attention is turned to college, a new relationship and getting out of Lansing.

That’s when he finds out his ex-girlfriend is pregnant. Things get very interesting when he is forced to make a lot of life-altering decisions.

“What he is struggling with is fatherhood versus whether or not he wants to be with his girlfriend,” Lain said.

Lain will sign copies of her book on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Schuler’s Books and Music. Copies of “Daddy’s Baby” will be available for the signing, which starts at 7 p.m.

Schuler’s is located in Eastwood Towne Center, 2820 Towne Center Boulevard.

Copies of Lain’s book can also be purchased on and

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