Hi guys! I am thrilled to announce the release of my latest E.G. Foley middle grade action-adventure novel, THE DORK AND THE DEATHRAY (50 States of Fear: Alaska). As promised, these books for 8-12 year olds deliver a spooky story set in each of America's 50 States. (But many adults like them, too!)
This is the first book we've done with a female protagonist. Go girl power! Her name is Gabby Reynolds, an ordinary girl thrust into an extraordinary situation. It's also our first book with a kid for a villain. He's a hoot. Lastly, this is also our first foray into true science fiction, given that the story turns real tech to fictional purposes.
The concept for this story hit my husband (and kidlit co-author) Eric one day when he was driving home from teaching listening to the radio. The topic being discussed was conspiracy theories and the fact that HALF of all Americans believe in one or more of them. Anything from Elvis is not dead to the moon landings being faked. When we found out about HAARP, the "mysterious" facility in Alaska that has been the subject of many a conspiracy theory, we were so intrigued, we just knew we had to make it the theme of the next 50 States book. So take a look!
I sincerely hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we did writing it. The whole experience was a blast! Oh, and hey, if you come across any bizarre conspiracy theories, do share!! I'm not saying that we'll believe it...but I'm not not saying it, either, muahaha. :)
PS--Announcement on the next romance coming soon!
50 States of Fear - Series Trailer
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