At last! Now the print version of Little Mountain, Big Trouble is ready to go. Thanks for waiting patiently for the book. Print copies can be pre-ordered today. But you won’t receive it until sometime after June 30–the publish date–because the file won’t be in the printer’s system until then.
You can order from your local independent bookstore, through Bookshop.org, or Amazon.com. You can even submit requests to your local library and remind them that libraries should stock more than just the best sellers. 🙂 If you want a signed copy from me directly, please visit my BUY SIGNED COPIES page and follow the instructions.
Here’s a description to give you an idea of what you’ll be reading:
Little Mountain, Big Trouble is a labor of love that pays homage to the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program. It’s an adventure novel for Middle-Grade readers and features a Little Brother and Big Brother who are co-protagonists. Here’s a teaser:
Twelve-year-old EJ is a short, unpopular, shy, self-described loser. He lives with his mother and younger brother on the wrong side of town and spends every other weekend with his hard-to-please, deadbeat father. Because surviving school and his home life are challenging enough, EJ’s the last kid you’d expect to dream of someday climbing Mount Everest …
… until he’s matched with a volunteer Big Brother. Russ is the opposite of EJ in almost every way. Despite their differences, they bond over helping EJ achieve his mountain-climbing dream. Their first goal is to hike to Minnesota’s highest point, Eagle Mountain.
But when a ferocious thunderstorm strikes in the middle of their trek, EJ and Russ are plunged into a life-or-death crisis. Fighting his loser self-image with every step toward safety, EJ learns that standing tall has nothing to do with height and everything to do with determination, heart, and courage.
Stay tuned for more information on the publication date, book launch parties, and pre-ordering possibilities.
READ A SAMPLE
To read the first three chapters, click on the following link:
- SATURDAY, JULY 1, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Riverwalk Market Fair Summer Market, Bridge Square, Division & 4th St., Northfield MN.
- TUESDAY, JULY 18, 6:00 -pm- to 7:30 pm. Author Presentation, North Mankato Taylor Public Library, North Mankato, MN. (just added!)
- THURSDAY, JULY 20, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Third Thursday Downtown, Bridge Square, Northfield, MN. (just added!)
- SATURDAY, JULY 29, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Riverwalk Market Fair Summer Market, Bridge Square, Division & 4th St., Northfield MN. (just added!)
Keep those online reviews and ratings coming in! The count at Goodreads.com stands at 173. I’d LOVE to get 200 reviews or ratings by the end of the year. That’s only about one per week. I know there are at least 27 people out there who have read one of my books but have not yet posted an online review.
It’s easy, only takes a few minutes, and doesn’t have to be “perfectly written.” Just tell the world what you liked or didn’t like about the book in a paragraph or so. Good pace? Interesting characters? Vivid settings? Or the opposite of those? I much prefer a negative review to no review at all. Thanks and I hope to see your online review soon. And, I promise no hard feelings if I know you and you didn’t like the book(s). Constructive, negative reviews will help my next book be that much better. THANKS.