This is a fascinating cover. Sure catches my attention.
Three plucky sleuths. A crumbling skeleton. A buried treasure.
After six months in a new school, Sam’s finally fitting in. He’s the one kid with enough talent to hit the winning home run and bring the baseball trophy back to Haggarty Elementary. But Sam’s guardian is shipping him off to boarding school before that can happen.
When teammates, Joey and Roger, hear his bad news, they plot to hide him until the big game. Their secret cave is a perfect place until an earthquake shatters a wall and reveals a wooden chest with a red-eyed dragon carved into its top. Inside, a bony hand clutches a map with a note, promising treasure.
With Joey and Roger, Sam sets off to track down the clues and hopefully discover treasure. When some puzzle pieces start to make sense, the boys become lost in a labyrinth of underground tunnels, trapped by dangerous thieves and sealed inside an airless tomb.
Sign of the Green Dragon gets a high five for fantasy, fun and some fearsome adventure. If you like intrepid would-be knights on impossible and dangerous quests, you’ll love this story. As one reader says, this book, “has more twists than a dragon’s tail.”
Buy now to jump into the adventure.
BARNES AND NOBLE
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You can see my earlier review here:
Now for the fabulous Author's bio:
for young readers. Sign of the Green Dragon is my third Middle Grade novel. Alligators Overhead and the sequel, The Great Time Lock Disaster were my first two. I’m proud to be a hybrid author with three Indie books out along with four traditionally published young adult novels: Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative and Sudden Secrets. It’s fun to know both sides of this writing business.
When I’m not writing I’m thinking about it or scratching my head over how all of this started.
C. Lee McKenzie has written another winner.
This is also the first Wednesday of August, which means THE INSECURE WRTIERS' SUPPORT GROUP
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. Link to this page.
Awesome Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder o f the IWSG.
His awesome co-hosts for the August 3 posting of the IWSG will be Tamara Narayan, Tonja Drecker, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Lauren @ Pensuasion, Stephen Tremp, and Julie Flanders!
The question for August is "What was your very first piece of writing as an aspiring writer? Where is it now? Collecting dust or has it been published?"
Great question. It sure brings back memories.
When I was in eighth grade, my English teacher sent my poem "Stars" to a high school anthology and it was published in YOUNG AMERICA SINGS. However, at the time, I was not an aspiring writer. I only wrote the poem so I wouldn't flunk English.
Fast forward a few years. I had no desire to be a writer. My family kept me busy. I was a teacher in an elementary school. Actually, my students gave me the first hint that I might enjoy writing, though they hadn't a clue what I was thinking. We did a lot of fun experiments in science, hands on stuff. The kids also were very creative in art class. As I watched my students, having fun and learning at the same time, I started thinking, perhaps some of the children's magazines would like to publish our activities or other things we did at school.
Do you remember the fire drills where we went outside, lined up, and waited for the all-clear signal to go back into the building? In my science/health classes, we also talked about having a fire drill at the kids' homes. It was a program called EDITH, Exit Drills In The Home. So ...
Yes, you guessed it. I wrote an article about EDITH, which teaches children what to do if their home catches fire. Then I searched for children's magazines that might be interested. This was years ago, so I don't remember how many places I sent it, but one day I came home from school, and an envelope was in the mailbox. Inside was a copy of the magazine and a check. My article had sold, and I didn't even know. This was a TV Guide type of magazine. I was so excited, for I'd made my first sale. There was no stopping me.
The year was 1992
I still have my $50 bucks, framed.
If I can do it, you can do it.
Happy Reading and Writing!