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Upstanders: The Adventure Begins...


COMING SOON…a tale of kids fighting bad guys on a frontier planet!

This is a story that I wrote for a good cause.  And I had a blast writing every single word.

Last year, my kids’ school had a fundraiser, like they do every year.  I wanted to do what I could to support the school, and though I can’t bake edible cookies, and my special event skills pretty much don’t exist, I can and do write.

So I offered my services on auction, and two families commissioned this story. I have also pledged to donate all net Kindle proceeds received in 2012. And the book is almost here — it is in final production now and will be published within a day or two!

THE UPSTANDERS is about a group of fifth grader kids from the farming planet of Iridescent, and their valiant battle to save their world from blight and space pirates.  My middle son (who I call “The Moviemaker Kid”) told me a good story must have “adventure, mystery and humor” to work. Great advice for somebody writing a book for middle grades.

I did my best to heed The Moviemaker Kid’s words of wisdom — in THE UPSTANDERS: SILVER, you’ll find epic food fights, wicked jetpack flying, a world of wonder, and a mysterious attack on a frontier planet.  And you’ll also get to know kids — Cal, Fire, and Earther — who band together to stand up and do the right thing.  Even if it gets them kicked off the planet…

I’ll let you know when THE UPSTANDERS: SILVER is live. So stoked about this story! :-)


  1. Tez Miller says:

    Moviemaker Kid speaks the truth :-)

    • admin says:

      He does indeed :) It amazes me sometimes, how well he understands story structure and also the business of writing. And his older brother Yoda is a massive Star Wars geek, and a great beta reader too. It makes me happy…

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