Monday, September 1, 2014

New Interactive Mystery Released!

The Mystery of the Circus For Hire is now released! It is the 6th book in the Crypto-Capers Series where the reader will need to solve puzzles using an Ottendorf Cipher. Children will learn what this cipher is and how to solve it using the book. The story is also history based. 

THE ASSIGNMENT: The Circus for Hire is a whirlwind of an adventure where the Crypto-Capers travel to Russia to save Max and Mia's parents, Mitchem and Martha Holmes, from going to prison for a crime they didn't commit. Finding themselves caught up in a scandal that is beyond their control, they use their skills and talents to try to outsmart the most notorious criminal of all time, but can they do that without sacrificing one of their own? Lies become intermixed with truth, yet, with the help of a new ally, the Crypto-Capers find themselves ahead of the game, but will they find the ending they're looking for? Puzzles of varying degree of difficulty challenge the reader in this award-winning interactive mystery series.

I hope you enjoy this new release.

The Mystery of the Circus For Hire

Thursday, August 28, 2014

0.99 Kindle Science Based Mystery Chapter Book For Children

Just wanted to let everyone know about a 0.99 kindle deal of  my science based chapter book The Secret of the Missing Arch. Children will learn about Arches National Park in Utah. Also about weathering, erosion, and art all in a fun way. The book includes various activities in the back including experiments, terminology, the water cycle, and more. Check it out if you would like. For 0.99 you can't beat it. I hope you enjoy. This book starts at 3rd grade and goes up into middle school.


 The elementary school at Acorn Valley holds an art fundraiser to help local animals whose homes were lost due to natural disasters. Four famous local artists--Claude Monet Mongoose, Georgia O'Giraffe, Vincent Van Goat and Pablo Picasso Peacock--have generously donated their weather-themed paintings for a charity auction. But a monkey wrench is thrown into the proceedings when distinguished Gila monster Dr. Ced E. Meant discovers, in a presentation at the Metropolitan Museum before the event, that his invaluable research has been stolen! His findings are so important that they cannot be leaked to the world at large! Meanwhile, more mysterious and fishy things are going on at the art auction, which Detectives Nut and Bill are determined to unravel. Geared for older children (and appealing enough for adults), this third entry in the series once again paints a delightful world of animal protagonists--teachers, scientists, etc.--using colorful illustrations with the lively black-and-white cartoons of Karwoski. Each of the animals--garbed like humans--has personality to spare, and they make amusing references to bills, hooves and tails. A genuinely crafty, complex mystery (including secret panels, art theft and characters who aren't as they appear) combines seamlessly with info about weather and art.

Touch the link to be sent to the Amazon page to check it out further.

The Secret of the Missing Arch

I hope everyone enjoys this great deal.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Teamwork Quote

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Success Quote

Two people in the same business on the same street. One of them prospers and the other does not. Why? Because one of them wants it more than the other. It is not always the strongest man that wins the fight, or the fastest man who wins the race, or the best team that wins the game. In most cases it is the one who wants it the most, the one who has gone out and prepared, who has paid the price.
Tommy Lasorda

Monday, August 11, 2014

Opportunity Quote

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Leadership Sports Quote

Only by full use of your imagination and your initiative will you ever know your own capabilities as a leader. You will never know your capacity until you stretch yourself, or are stretched beyond what you think you can do or should do.
Arthur G. Trudeau

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sports Quote #2

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle victorious.
Vince Lombardi