When Cal and James discover something terrible in the woods, their youthful curiosity unexpectedly leads them on a path that soon threatens their very survival. A fast-paced adventure requiring physical prowess, mental toughness, and unwavering trust . . . best friends caught in the most perilous situation of their lives.
A great read for all ages.

“Such an unusual story . . . hard to figure what would come next. These boys were rascals!”
– Trinette Weber

“The adventure carries you along like you are living all the excitement. Imaginative and entertaining . . . a great read for young and old.”
– Judy Fletcher

“Our family enjoyed reading it out loud, with geat animation, although the silent reader would have no problem creating a vivid picture in their mind’s eye . . . difficult to put down.”
– A. Kovacs

Meet The Authors

Cameron Ventura

“I’ve made my living as a filmmaker, often writing scripts for screen and television commercials. In my early twenties, I wrote my first short story on an old antique Underwood, a real commitment to get that ink on the page. When I created the characters of Calvin Poag and his best friend, James Nelson, residents of the fictitious mountain town of Mud Lake, I was bitten by the bug. These two adventurous young teens taught me the wonderful journey of writing fiction.”

Dennis Mansfield

Dennis Mansfield has long been a passionate man of progress, from his time at West Point to a bid for the U.S. Congress. When he and his wife’s beloved son, Nate, passed away suddenly, Dennis changed his life’s course from personal ambition to helping others. “You might say that it sharpened my perspective and gave me clarity about what is truly important.” Whether coaching business executives, speaking at an event, or writing a book, Dennis has focused on imparting courage to others, helping them overcome challenges that might hamper success in business, in relationships, in life.

Dennis and his wife, Susan, have enjoyed traveling the world together, but they’re happiest riding bikes along the Boise River greenbelt . . . and being with their children and grandchildren.

Other Books

Draft

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Divi Builder

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Bloom

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Upcoming Events

July 23, 2018

Bloom, Book Signing • San Francisco, CA

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August 10, 2018

Draft, Book Reading • Los Angeles, CA

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Newest Release!

While exploring the Magpie Mine, best friends’ Cal and James accidentally overhear a couple of local hooligans burying a mysterious chest. Naturally, the boys investigate . . . but taking from thieves can lead to disastrous consequences, including the kidnapping of Pepper—James’ younger sister—and a rescue attempt that explodes (literally) in their faces. The thrilling and dangerous adventure is just beginning. It’s Now or Never as Cal, James, and Pepper try to escape a despicable family of goons and knuckleheads who will stop at nothing to reclaim their treasure.

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Black History Month: Adult Book List

Black History Month: Adult Book List

Earlier this month I talked about some of the things I look for when choosing picture books for my kids. I apply much of the same concepts when choosing books for myself, and that includes diverse representation.

• Diverse representation in characters
• Diverse representation in authors
• Diverse representation in content

Hidden Shelf Revealed: Author Spotlight Series,  Featuring Brian C. Johnson

Hidden Shelf Revealed: Author Spotlight Series, Featuring Brian C. Johnson

Basic info:
Full Name:  Brian C. Johnson
Printed works: Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul; The Room Downstairs.
Current Projects : Caesar: Free Slave; Me, My Selfie & I: A Black Lives Matter Novel; Sintimacy: The Novel
Quick Facts About Me: I am the father of 4, and the grandfather of 8, and I am an avid kite flyer.

Black History Month: Childrens Books

Black History Month: Childrens Books

Black History Month Book List
Featuring children’s books by black authors.

In our house, we try to make sure that the books we are reading to our kids, and the books they are reading to themselves, expose them to a wide array of diversity; racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, socio-economic, and thematic.

 

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