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Gatorlands: The Worst Summer Ever Series Book 1

Intensity skyrockets when a few teenagers on vacation in the Everglades go exploring and stumble on a house used for importing and selling exotic animals. 

The Everglades were magical—a maze of canals snaking into the surrounding swampland, a wild with monster alligators everywhere. How, then, was Megan supposed to just sit back and not explore the place?The airboat ride out into the thick gray water-world was so beautiful, so calm—how quickly things had changed. She had begged Adam to take her and her siblings out on the boat. But where were Sydney and Luke now?Lost, like she was, of course, but hurt? Dead? It was her impulsiveness that had gotten them stranded out here and drew the poachers’ anger. She wrapped her arms more tightly about the baby orangutan in her lap. How could she live with herself if something happened to them? Would she even have the chance?The now-familiar sound of someone or something sloshing through the muck reached her ears. Who or what was coming? The orangutan bared his teeth at the unknown, and she closed her eyes. She didn’t want to know the answer.She was too injured to climb out of this hole, and calling for help could attract them. One way or another, she knew she wouldn’t be getting out of here alone. It was only a question of who would find her first.

Published Books include: Surfer of the Century (Lee and Low NY), Hardcore Inventing, Invent, Protect, Promote and Profit (Skyhorse Publishing, NY, Hawaii, A Pictorial Celebration, (Sterling Publishing NY) and Exploring Lost Hawaii, Places of Power, History, Mystery and Magic, (Island Heritage, Hawaii) that featured on the History Channel and the Travel Channel, Harold and the Poopy Little Puppy (TCK Publishing CA), I Escaped North Korea (Best Day Publishing HI), Gatorlands (Indigo River Publishing FL) Awards include: Asian/Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature, Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance Once Upon a World Award, Carter G. Woodson Award, Texas Bluebonnet Master List selection, Bank Street College Books of the Year, The Bloomsbury Review Editors Favorite, Cleveland Public Library Distinguished Children’s Biography List, Texas Women’s University Librarians’ Choice, Kiriyama Notable Books, BookList Best Children’s Books, 5 awards for excellence from the Hawaii Book Publishers’Association, the Kahili Award in Literary Arts in the “Keep It Hawaii" awards, Award for special interest book by the Hawaii Book Publishers’Association, Hawaii Tourism Authority “Keep it Hawaii” award for excellence in Literary Arts, Starred Review from School Library Journal.