More scruffy, rude, bad-tempered mystery adventures for the young at heart.
My second trilogy of gome stories featuring Finn, Hadley, Wullie-The-Mahaar-gome and friends is called The
Twilight Cave Trilogy
. It will be published by Orchard House Press (www.orchardhousepress.com
) in the summer of2009.
The first book in The Twilight Cave Trilogy
is called The Scourge of Catalonia
. Here is a summary of it:
A beloved sculpture is stolen by an acid-spitting gome in Barcelona. A smart, brave, fourteen
year-old girl deals with her father's ditzy girlfriends in Seattle. A doleful sandstone gome battles guard geese at
Cragganbogle Castle on the Western Isles of Scotland. When Finnley McDougall's Seventh Grade class is invited to spend
a vacation in Spain these unlikely events are drawn together in another mystery adventure featuring Finn, Hadley, and their
scruffy, rude, bad-tempered companion, Wullie-The-Mahaar-Gome. If Finn and Hadley can survive bullies, grumpy teachers,
evil Spaniards, stinging sculptures, weird food, squealing bagpipes, and dangerous caves without fighting with each other
and falling out maybe they can figure out what is going on.
The second part of The Twilight Cave Trilogy is called The Depths of Barcelunda.
Here is a summary of the story:
Finnley McDougall wakes to find himself being held as a prisoner in an underground cave in Spain.
He is surrounded by evil gomes who keep him drugged with weird sludgy food. Far above, his parents think he had died
in a tragic caving accident. But Finn's best friend Hadley Kobayashi believes that Finn is still alive. With the
help of their scruffy, rude, bad-tempered companion, Wullie-The-Mahaar-Gome she sets off to find Finn and rescue them.
They discover a massive underground city where thousands of wicked gomes and some crooked humans are plotting to use Finn
for their evil purposes. If Hadley can avoid being drowned in underground lakes, branded by molten metal, tormented
by Wullie's sarcasm, stabbed by poison-tipped gome spears, or crushed in the Rock Pit of Torture and Justice maybe she can
rescue Finn and get them all out alive.
If you would like to hear me reading the first chapter of this
story go to this page on my weblog:
The third part of The Twilight Cave Trilogy is called The Weird of Calanais.
Here is a summary of the story:
Finnley McDougall's fourteen year-old body has been turned to stone. Barely clinging to life
he is transported by sea from Spain to the Western Isles of Scotland to be crushed to rubble amidst the Standing Stones of
Calanais. Dozens of evil gomes and humans will profit from Finn's destruction. What can Finn's best friend, Hadley,
and their scruffy, rude, bad-tempered companion, Wullie-The-Mahaar-Gome, do to save him? Nothing... unless they can
find the gome witch, Varry Doo, survive attacks by her midges and bonxies, catch the biggest trout in Loch Eggerness, sneak
past the attack guard geese at Cragganbogle Castle, rip the moustache of a sleeping Spaniard, and survive the embarrassment
of Hadley's mother's naked Druid dance under the Midsummer moonlight. It won't be as easy as it sounds.
you would like to hear me reading the opening chapter of this story go to this link on the weblog that accompanies my gome
I am working on the third trilogy of Gome Stories involving Finn, Hadley, Wullie, and their friends (...an enemies).
This story will be called The Chondrite Vault Trilogy and will take the three adventurers from Scotland
to Peru and Scandinavia. Stay tuned.