Saturday, August 18, 2012

Interview with Sands Hetherington for Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare

Come and join me as I talk with author Sands Hetherington for Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 10am EST today.

Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare

  • Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare

    Written by Sands Hetherington

    Illustrations by Jessica Love

    List $7.99

    Paperback 128 pages Also available in Kindle and Nook

    Publisher: Dune Buggy Press; One edition (June 1, 2012)

    ISBN-10: 0984741712
    ISBN-13: 978-0984741717

  • Summary:

    When pineapple cheesecakes start disappearing from the world's only Pineapple Cheesecake Factory across town, Crosley, a zany red crocodile, enlists the help of young John Degraffenreidt to straighten things out. In this adventure-fantasy, the unlikely pair sneaks out of John's house by becoming invisible, thanks to the I-ain't-here doodad Crosley uses from the bunch of whatchamacallits hanging on his belt.
    On the way to the subway they get better acquainted, and John finds out the wacky reason Crosley is red, and also what happens if he gets any water on him. They get on the Night Folks Limited train and ride all the way to the Cheesecake Factory where they meet the giant manager, Big Foot Mae.
    There is danger ahead, but the Night Buddies must stay with their "Program" (the Night Buddies word for Adventure) if the world's supply of pineapple cheesecakes counts for anything. And it surely does, especially to Crosley who is totally goofy about the things and never seems to get his fill.


    Sands Hetherington credits his son John for being his principal motivator. Sands raised his son as a single parent from the time John was six. He read to him every night during those formative years. He and young John developed the Crosley crocodile character in the series during months of bedtime story give-and-take. Sands majored in history at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and has an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro. He lives in Greensboro.


    Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare is a fun story for children 9 years old and up who like interesting characters, different dialects and a unique storyline. Though some readers will not appreciate the different dialects and will find them cumbersome and hard to read, other readers will revel in the uniqueness of the way the story was written and will truly enjoy it's characters.

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