Mystery at the Phoenix Festival is out now. It's a book for children ages 6-12 I wrote with my niece and nephew, and it's a fun story about a family traveling with their service dogs across country in an RV. The adventure is moving along nicely, until their two dogs are dog-napped, and the children's faith is put to the test.
The two service dogs, Zena and Dolly, are based on real dogs, and the story is based on a mission trip the children and their parents (my brother and sis-in-law) really want to take some day. The funny part is their house wouldn't sell, the RV they nearly purchased turned out not for sale, and the dogs flunked therapy dog training.
Still, we wrote the story the way the children envisioned it would be, and it's a fun read for families.