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Whale Song: School Edition

Whale Song: School Edition

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Comes with detailed discussion guide for teachers!

*Whale Song has been used in schools across the world, for novel studies, book reports and even as a book club read. The various societal and emotional themes (bullying, racism and death) make it a perfect choice for readers 9-109.

Thirteen years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered after the tragic death of her mother. The shocking event left a grief-stricken teen-aged Sarah with partial amnesia.

Some things are easier to forget.

But now a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah, a talented mid-twenties ad exec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried.

Some things are meant to be buried.

Torn by nightmares and visions of a yellow-eyed wolf and aided by creatures of the Earth and killer whales that call to her in the night, Sarah must face her fears and recover her memories―even if it destroys her.

Some things are meant to be remembered―at all cost.

"I read Whale Song and loved it." ―actress Jodelle Ferland (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

"Moving...sweet and sad." ―Booklist

"Tardif again leaves a lasting mark on her readers...Moving and irresistible." ―Midwest Book Review

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Comes with detailed discussion guide for teachers!

*Whale Song has been used in schools across the world, for novel studies, book reports and even as a book club read. The various societal and emotional themes (bullying, racism and death) make it a perfect choice for readers 9-109.

Thirteen years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered after the tragic death of her mother. The shocking event left a grief-stricken teen-aged Sarah with partial amnesia.

Some things are easier to forget.

But now a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah, a talented mid-twenties ad exec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried.

Some things are meant to be buried.

Torn by nightmares and visions of a yellow-eyed wolf and aided by creatures of the Earth and killer whales that call to her in the night, Sarah must face her fears and recover her memories―even if it destroys her.

Some things are meant to be remembered―at all cost.

"I read Whale Song and loved it." ―actress Jodelle Ferland (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

"Moving...sweet and sad." ―Booklist

"Tardif again leaves a lasting mark on her readers...Moving and irresistible." ―Midwest Book Review

Vigilante: A Vigilante Series crime thriller

Vigilante: A Vigilante Series crime thriller

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Doesn't everyone fantasize a bit about vigilante justice? Haven't you ever read or heard of some despicable act of violence and secretly wished you could have the opportunity to make the predator pay? Welcome to the VIGILANTE Series, a growing collection of suspense best sellers best described as thrillers and mysteries which will have you cheering for the assassin as justice is delivered in a clandestine fashion. But remember, this is fiction so it's not a crime. Available in kindle and print books.


Book 1 of the VIGILANTE Series

#1 KINDLE BEST SELLER in VIGILANTE JUSTICE!

". . . hits you like a hook to the liver, and addresses the timeless issues of murder, revenge, and the human yearning for justice . . . a witty thriller, full of passion and suspense . . . virtually impossible to put down." - John Locke, New York Times best-selling author

Montreal, the long, hot summer of 1996, and in the dark of night, moving like a shadowy wraith, a vigilante prowls the city's streets. The targets of his bloody rampage, the worst of the worst; murderers, gangbangers, rapists... Six months, sixteen murders and the harried police are still without a clue, until they receive an email from the assassin himself. Lieutenant Dave McCall, head of Montreal's Special Homicide Task Force, needs help to crack the secrets of the killer's taunting message. He calls on an expert, Chris Barry, who runs a security firm specializing in computer communications. Together, McCall and Barry launch a grim quest to track down a man who preys on predators - an urgent quest to bring this remorseless killer to justice. But whose justice will prevail? Theirs, or the Vigilante's?

". . . probably the best mystery/thriller book I have ever read . . . The last sentence made me shiver with delight." - Tiffany A. Harkleroad, "Tiffany's Bookshelf"

Jackpot!

Jackpot!

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If your mother offered you 8 million dollars to have a baby, would you do it?

Jamie Jacobson doesn't have a lot of faith in love, except when it comes to her Jimmy Choo shoes. Her brother Danny has two loves; his barely existent acting career and his ability to pick up women. But life is about to take a wild turn for these two dysfunctional but lovable siblings now that their mother has just won the lottery.

Frankie, a longtime widow has wanted grandchildren for years. Now she's prepared to pay cash for them. When Frankie presents her son and daughter each with a contract promising $8 million dollars if he or she can produce a child in the next twelve months (DNA tested, of course), Jamie and Danny each begin a frantic search for a person to help them reproduce.

Come along on their desperate, outrageous and hilarious journeys where fake seductions, ovulation kits and a tarot-card reader are replacing condoms, the pill and fun, meaningless hook-ups. They hit a couple big bumps in the road that have nothing to do with their lack of diaper changing experience, but a lot to do with their hearts.

Now they face the choice of their lives. Give in to love? Or go for the JACKPOT?

Jesus Is No Joke: A True Story Of An Unlikely Witness Who Saw Jesus

Jesus Is No Joke: A True Story Of An Unlikely Witness Who Saw Jesus

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#1 Amazon Bestseller and #1 NDE Top Rated book for over 8 Months!

*Check out Hollis's NEW book on Faith: Diary Blog of the Fickle Finders. Hollis puts her skills as a comic strip artist into this new book series that has adults AND kids laughing with a purpose! Visit: www.FickleFinders.com AND www.TheOtherFWord.com

JESUS IS NO JOKE - BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Once a skeptic of “Holy Encounters,” Heidi Hollis shares her true story of four unexpected journeys with Jesus, which led her deep into the reality of His Presence among us today. Hollis shares how Jesus and His angels revealed glimpses of Heaven and Hell, even healing her physically of an incurable disease, leaving her with the utmost passion to share His inspiration with the world!

As humanly as possible and lacking a religious tongue, Hollis pours out her raw emotions with all of the errors, yet new understandings, which came with meeting someone she highly misunderstood when she heard claims of Jesus appearing to people around the world today.

Hollis once thought that Jesus had traversed these lands long ago, never to be seen or heard from again—now, in admitting her error, she encourages others to hold their “J” for Jesus up in the air for all to see: Jesus Is No Joke!


“A raw outpouring of pure emotion from someone who is hardly a member of the clergy. She explains what she saw and pours out real, true emotion – with little political motivation that one so often hears from the ordained clergy. An inspiring and encouraging tale for spiritual people, "Jesus is No Joke: A True Story of an Unlikely Witness Who Saw Jesus" is a must for community library spirituality and Christian studies collections.” James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief ~Midwest Book Review


“Heidi's writing style simply drew me in—it’s natural, refreshingly "real," and enthusiastic. Best of all, she has something to say. Her encounters with Jesus were riveting and inspiring and they conveyed, above all, the feeling of Jesus' reality. Heidi writes from her heart, her soul, and after reading this book, I felt that I knew her, appreciated her, and admired her courage. A must-read for those who seek the Light.”
Robert Becker/Editor, Pure Inspiration Magazine

About the Author:
Heidi Hollis has been heard by millions as an internationally known speaker on intriguing phenomena, from angels to aliens. She is also the author of Picture Prayers, The Secret War, Diary Blog of the Fickle Finders Graphic Novel Series and is an occupational therapist, advice columnist and radio talk show host (The Outlander) on Inception Radio Network.

Visit: www.HeidiHollis.com

Trailing: A Memoir

Trailing: A Memoir

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Something unexpected occurs when Kristin Louise Duncombe moves to New Orleans to begin her adult life as a psychotherapist: She falls madly in love with a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor, abandons all of her plans, and follows him on a medical mission to East Africa. Faced with the dual culture shock of Kenya and life with the MSF team, Kristin struggles to craft a new existence in a context of mishap, witchcraft, and the life or death stakes of the MSF world. Just when she has managed to establish a life for herself in Nairobi, a violent carjacking catapults her into a state of acute post-traumatic stress, and her life thereafter devolves into a world of intense anxiety that permeates every aspect of her existence. Forced to examine questions about her relationship, career, and personal identity, she struggles to save her marriage while facing the most difficult fight of her life: saving herself.

Duncombe’s debut, as humorous as it is harrowing, provides an insider’s view of an MSF marriage and the humanitarian crisis in East Africa. Probing deeply into her tumultuous search for identity, she captures the essence of the experience with extraordinary authenticity and honesty. An altogether life-altering journey to the core of the human soul, Trailing: A Memoir is a compulsive page-turner, as fascinating as it is life affirming.

The Bullied Series Box Set

The Bullied Series Box Set

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STEPHEN KING ON CHRISTOPHER SMITH:

"Put me down as an enthusiastic Christopher Smith fan. ...Smith is a cultural genius." --STEPHEN KING


DESCRIPTION:
In Christopher Smith's international best-seller BULLIED, the relentlessly bullied 18-year-old Seth Moore is gifted an amulet that ignites within him a wealth of supernatural powers.

If Seth uses the amulet properly, it will protect him from those determined to crush him. But after so many years of being beaten down and humiliated, the question is whether Seth can resist creating a firestorm of horror when the bullies around him create one fatal, awful act that begs for revenge.

Soon, all hell breaks loose. And when it does, a war builds against Seth as others vie to take control of the amulet and use its powers for themselves. It's a war that could mean the death of Seth's friends--and even Seth himself.

From the best-selling author of FIFTH AVENUE and RUNNING OF THE BULLS, BULLIED is an intense thriller that moves at a break-neck pace.

In print, the set is about 350 pages long.


PRAISE FOR CHRISTOPHER SMITH:


***DAVID THOMSON ON THE BULLIED SERIES***
It seems I'm the first to review this grand finale to what has been a really great series. It's a bit different..I suggested in an earlier review that it was like a cross between Stephen King and J K Rowling..and totally immersed in fantasy. But it's fun and gripping in an addictive sort of way and well worth the read. Chris Smith has found the fool proof solution for dealing with any apparently difficult situation...magic and the power of thought! If you want to lop of a villain's head but don't have the means, it's simple...just 'think' a machete into your hand and hey presto, job done! And this sort of thing is prevalent right through the series, which sort of drifts away from the 'Bullied' theme sometime during Book 2. Interestingly, the author brings us right back to the theme towards the end of the concluding story and even leaves us with a very clear 'anti bullying' message. Really cleverly conceived and constructed. All in all, this series is superb writing from a newer author who won't stay 'newer' for long. I have to say I do prefer his more conventional thrillers, but the Bullied series is a great romp through magic and the supernatural, and if, like me, you initially shied away as this isn't really your normal genre, then, believe me, you'd be missing a treat. So I urge you all to join me and 'discover' the work of Chris Smith. When he hits the international best seller list time and again, as he's already started to do, you'll be able to say, like me, that you were enjoying his books when he was an unknown writer!



***PLANET KINDLE ON CHRISTOPHER SMITH***
"Fifth Avenue, the first novel by penned Christopher Smith, is a fantastic first effort and was the reason I was simply unable to put my Kindle down over this Christmas period. And I would go as far to say that it ranks as one of the best first novels I've ever read."--PLANET KINDLE



***P.M. RICHTER ON CHRISTOPHER SMITH***

"Fifth Avenue. A big, big novel. A blockbuster? Yes. A bestseller. It should be. The author, at the beginning of the novel, thanks the people who introduced him to the 'real' Fifth Avenue. I suspect the real one could not be as interesting or engrossing as this novel. ...This is a highly recommended novel. It deserves the five stars." -- P.M. RICHTER



***CHRIS TRUSCOTT ON CHRISTOPHER SMITH***

Christopher Smith delivers an amazing story that's worth the advance billing. ...His writing is smooth, his observations are sharp and the plot he built is downright stunning. --CHRIS TRUSCOTT



Books by Christopher Smith:

"Fifth Avenue"
"Running of the Bulls": A Wall Street Thriller
"From Manhattan with Love": A Novella
"Bullied: The Complete Series Box Set"
"The Fifth Avenue Series Box Set"

JOIN CHRISTOPHER ON FACEBOOK: on.fb.me/FQ2MuT


Zero Sum (Wall Street Conspiracy Thriller) (Dr. Archer/Cross Book 1)

Zero Sum (Wall Street Conspiracy Thriller) (Dr. Archer/Cross Book 1)

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Present Day Wall Street. Where intelligence agencies and the financial industry are strange bedfellows, and the two worlds are often intertwined in disturbing ways.

In this chillingly plausible, controversial scenario of a military/industrial/financial complex run amok, Zero Sum pits Dr. Steven Archer Cross against powerful financier Nicholas Griffen in a conflict that raises troubling questions about our markets and our government.

Racing against the clock in a chase that spans continents, one man's battle to expose the Machiavellian machinations of a ruthless Wall Street marauder forces him into a financial jungle populated by every variety of unscrupulous sociopath - rogue intelligence agencies, Russian mafia oligarchs, drug cartels and terrorist networks.

As a white-collar game of chess transitions into a lethal real world cage-fight, Steven finds himself in a deadly showdown, where hunters can quickly become the hunted and blood is the ultimate currency.

Zero Sum is the first novel featuring Dr. Steven Archer Cross

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Q & A for Zero Sum

Question: Where did the idea for Zero Sum come from?

RB: I thought the inside scoop of how a Wall Street pump and dump works would be a great framework for a thriller. The innate conspiracy begs to be told, and I also wanted to give some background on how the market actually functions.

Q: Zero Sum offers readers a look behind the curtain on Wall Street's dark side. Do you think there's much of an audience for that?

RB: With the current financial crisis & the emerging awareness that things are badly broken in the regulatory & law enforcement scheme, I think the novel's timely. Its depiction of Wall Street predators with their pet politicians, regulators & media cronies is spot on. I've found readers are fascinated once they understand it all.

Q: Zero Sum paints a picture of Wall Street that's at odds with the sanitized image in the media. Have you gotten any flack because of it?

RB: There's definitely a segment of the financial industry that would prefer nobody reads the book. The parasites that run the schemes described in it are alive & well & doing it every day, relying on the public's ignorance to prosper. There are some annoyed players who want this read about as much as they want a 60 Minutes crew at their office. It's a controversial story, & I'm not making any friends telling it.

Q: Your characters seem real, especially the Wall Street villain, intelligence operatives & mob goons. Are these based in fact?

RB: A good fiction author blends truth & fiction to the point where you aren't sure where the story starts & the facts leave off. Let's just say that the characters & scenarios that seem real, are likely that vivid & believable for a reason.

Q: What authors do you read & which have most influenced you?

RB: I grew up on Ludlum. Forsyth. Harris, Grisham. Fans of those authors will find my writing's similar - Bourne, Day of the Jackal, The Firm.

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Zero Sum features Dr. Steven Archer Cross, from The Voynich Cypher

Zombiestan

Zombiestan

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From the author of the sensational Amazon.com bestseller, Alice in Deadland, comes another unique and action packed take on the zombie genre.

It began with stories of undead Taliban rampaging through Afghan villages, and faster than anyone could have anticipated; the darkness spreads through the world.

In a world laid waste by this new terror, four unlikely companions have been thrown together- a seventeen year old boy dealing with the loss of his family, a US Navy SEAL trying to get back home, an aging, lonely writer with nobody to live for, and a young girl trying to keep her three year old brother safe.

When they discover that the smallest amongst them holds the key to removing the scourge that threatens to destroy their world, they begin an epic journey to a rumoured safe zone high in the Himalayas. A journey that will pit them against their own worst fears and the most terrible dangers- both human and undead.

A journey through a wasteland now known as Zombiestan.


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30 Delicious Dump Cake Recipes

30 Delicious Dump Cake Recipes

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Dump Cakes are amazing cobbler desserts. In fact Dump Cakes combine the four qualities of the perfect dessert: Simple, Quick, Incredibly Delicious and Fun.

They are really simple to make and use fruit, spices, cake mix and butter. They are quick to make. The preparation time for a Dump Cake is 5 to 10 minutes. Baking is an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour. Delicious? A warm piece of Dump Cake cobbler with a scoop of ice cream melting over a buttery cake and mingling with vanilla and cinnamon and other spices is one of the most delicious desserts you can eat.

Finally making a Dump Cake is fun for both adults and kids. You dump fruit, spices, a layer of dry cake mix and pats of butter. Baking one of these wonderful cakes is a great project for the entire family.
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Pick up a copy of this book and enjoy the wonderful world of Dump Cake cobbler desserts. You won't regret it.

Here are just a few of the Dump Cake recipes you’ll find in this book:
•Apple Dump Cake
•Apple Blueberry Dump Cake
•Apple Peach Dump Cake
•Black Forest Dump Cake
•Blueberry Dump Cake
•Blueberry Peach Dump Cake
•Cherry Dump Cake
•Cherry Peach Dump Cake
•Chocolate Berry Dump Cake
•Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
•Granny’s Apple Dump Cake
•Holiday Dump Cake
•Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake
•Lemon Raspberry Dump Cake
•Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake
•Raspberry Dump Cake
•Rhubarb Dump Cake
•Spicy Apple Dump Cake
•Strawberry Devil’s Food Dump Cake
•Sweet Peach Dump Cake






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Saddled With Trouble (The Michaela Bancroft Mystery Series Book 1)

Saddled With Trouble (The Michaela Bancroft Mystery Series Book 1)

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Equal parts suspense and understated contemporary romance, "Saddled with Trouble" is a fast-paced murder mystery that revolves around Michaela Bancroft, a 32-year-old horse trainer whose personal life is quickly coming apart at the seams.

Struggling through an ugly divorce and in danger of losing her southern California ranch to creditors, Bancroft finds her already chaotic life turned upside down when her beloved uncle Lou is found murdered in a stable stall, impaled by a pitchfork. The distraught Bancroft vows to find the person or people behind the senseless homicide, but the deeper she digs into her uncle's secretive past (an ill-managed business venture involving an artificial insemination breeding program, rumors of infidelity, mysterious payoffs, etc.), the more potential suspects come to the forefront. Even Bancroft's closest friends --- trusted veterinarian Ethan Slater and her fun-loving roommate, Camden -- become prime suspects. Ignoring the advice of hunky detective Jude Davis, Bancroft continues snooping around and soon finds herself the killer's next target….

Praise for the Michaela Bancroft series:

“Filled with good murder suspects along with enough twists and turns allowing the reader to guess and guess again throughout the novel.”—MyShelf.com

“So well written…There are so many wonderful red herrings that it will keep you guessing until the end. Terrific plot and characters really add to the reading experience. I highly recommend this book.”—The Best Reviews

“A pleasant and fast read. The characters are likable and the setting is interesting. I’m looking forward to her next Michaela Bancroft mystery…recommended.”—Armchair Interviews

A Real Mother: stumbling through motherhood

A Real Mother: stumbling through motherhood

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Columnist, Denise Malloy, is A Real Mother. It took her three months to figure out she was pregnant and not suffering from chronic food poisoning. She's been parentally challenged ever since. For the last six years, Malloy has been amusing readers with tales of motherhood, relationships and mid-life. She waxes profound, and occasionally profane, on issues that touch every Real Mother's life - from diapers to dating. Malloy recounts her wild ride through the Stream of Consciousness Zone of Parenting to getting caught by her teens and, quite possibly, Scarring Them for Life. Denise Malloy inhabits a world that most parents will recognize, but few have described quite so honestly, or hilariously.

Completely Restored

Completely Restored

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When Joe Murphy’s wife, Linda, spies an ad for a “beautiful 3-story Victorian house in need of some TLC,” the couple jumps at the chance for their dream home. Renovating it will allow them to indulge their passion for antiques and to get closer to an era they believe was a better time. Privately, Joe hopes that the project will also fill the void that has opened within their family life. They embark upon a grueling three-year renovation to restore the house to its former splendor, and everything seems perfect…until the morning Joe awakes to find a horse-drawn milk cart in his driveway and his family inexplicably transported back to the year 1909. Suddenly the Murphys’ dream for a simpler time becomes a shocking reality, one in which they will struggle to adapt to turn-of-the-century Iowa while seeking a way to return home. Completely Restored is a unique page-turner of a novel, filled with historical figures and events that help to teach a modern family about the simple joys of life. Reader Reviews: “An Unassuming Jewel!, Robert Kerr's Completely Restored, starts as a very unassuming book…But Kerr is careful not to turn this into a simple romantic view of the past by interjecting a number of plot arcs which also convey how different the rule of law, child protection, and the limitations of medicine were one hundred years ago…The book evokes a feeling of nostalgia and desire for simpler times while at the same time making one appreciate the things they have today.” Todd Fonseca, Minneapolis, MN, Author of The Time Cavern “…obviously a natural story teller and this fact shines through on each page… a ‘page turner’…after the first couple of pages into this book, you will be completely hooked and have a difficult time putting it down until the conclusion. Highly recommend this one and highly recommend you put it on your reading list.” Don Blankenship, The Ozarks - Amazon.com Top 100 Reviewer “I read the first five pages on the website and you’ve got me hooked!” Phyllis Pratt, Des Moines, IA “It was nice to read about an American family who cared for each other and which come together, not pull apart, to solve different dilemmas. Robert Kerr seems to have the knack to intertwine suspense with history.” Carolyn Strickler, Des Moines, IA “I'm speechless! Completely Restored is great reading for the whole family…I can't wait to read his next one.” Pat Wadkins, Grand Island, NE “A fine mix of history, the mystical, and the "ticking clock". The story line and dialogue move at a good pace. A most enjoyable read.” B.G., Salina, KS "Charming! Witty! Intelligent! A Mystery with History! Fit For The Twilight Zone! History, mystery and time travel combine to make a charming, witty, and intelligently crafted tale of 'what if...?'" By Gary Val Tenuta, author of The Ezekiel Code "Unique Family Time Travel - Robert Kerr's Completely Restored is a heart-warming part mystery, part time-travel tale of a family in crisis due to unexpected circumstances. As they struggle to adjust to their new lives and try to find a way back home, they also begin to learn more about one another. Although the whole book is interesting, especially for its historical information and characters, the latter chapters pick up speed to a satisfying and unexpected end." By Edie Dykeman - Amazon.com Vine Voice “Kudos for an exciting book about so many wonderful themes--love of family, love of history, love for community!...Once I started reading Completely Restored, I couldn't put the book down. Thanks for a quality book to read during an Iowa blizzard!” Marilyn Dysart, Marshalltown, IA “Mr. Kerr has proven that you can take actual historical events and write a book that is not only enjoyable to read but also leaves you with some actual brain food! Here is one reviewer who is looking forward to Completely Restored...The Movie!” William Wilson, Marshalltown, IA

The Boy Who Flew With Eagles (Mythic Adventure Collection Book 1)

The Boy Who Flew With Eagles (Mythic Adventure Collection Book 1)

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By the light of leaping flames an old man weaves a heart-pounding tale. A story of a time of great hunger when man and beast might die. Only one boy can save his people and the other creatures from starvation. But he must face a terrifying challenge.

The story combines myth, environmental awareness and the concept of working together. Action and adventure in a short middle grade novel with illustrations.

Awards Nomination for Best Children Literature Award on April 30, 2013 from eFestival of Words. Winner! Best Cover Design Award from ewords4kids.