This Saturday is a day when we can’t help thinking about the events of 9/11/01. For me, it was the fallout from that day that propelled me into writing action-adventures & mysteries for readers 8 and up, especially boys.
The themes of 9/11 and terrorism found their way into the pages of two of my books. The following books are temporarily out of print. They will be republished by Comfort Publishing soon.
THE SECRET OF ABBOTT'S CAVE
A detective, a police scanner, and a cave offered possibilities for danger and excitement. Who are the real heroes in America? Randy and his friends pooled their resources to go cave exploring, discovered the hidden loot from a bank robbery, and learned they weren't heroes at all. In this story, 9/11 is referenced because the story takes place in Virginia, near Washington, DC.
MOUNTAIN CABIN MYSTERY
Scott and his friends had dreamed and prepared for their first wilderness camping adventure. When they become separated from their group in a mountain fog, trouble begins. There was that bear, the decrepit suspension bridge over a bottomless gorge, the sheer cliff in the dark, those terrorists in the remote cabin, the Army, the helicopter ride, and…Here, the connection is much stronger as the boys break up a terrorist cell.
So, check back with this bolg to see when these books will be widely available again.
What other children's books do you know of that include 9/11 or terrorism themes?
LOST ISLAND SMUGGLERS