Canadian Contraband is so well-written and such a heartwarming adventure! I fell in love with the characters and wanted to pull up a seat at Uncle J’s table, sit around a campfire with Greta, and give Cal a big hug; he’s an endearing boy with a good heart! The author’s vivid description of the backcountry adventure made me feel like I could saddle a horse and explore the great outdoors. I think this exciting story is what young kids’ dreams are made of. Ventura’s storytelling makes this a wonderful book for readers of all ages.
Bryan B

In the best yet of the series, Calvin Poag has a new adventure in a new country. This was a fun, fast-paced adventure that was engaging from beginning to end. Calvin continues to be a lovable character with a knack for fun-filled mischief of every kind. Calvin’s strong character and love of the outdoors is infectious in the best way! I was hooked and didn’t want it to end!
– Car0

Meet The Author

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.”


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