by Mark Hunter Publish: May 02, 2014Action & AdventureHumorTeen & Young Adult
Fifteen year old Beth Hamlin is horrified to discover her beloved summer camp must go without campfires this year, due to the fire hazard from a drought. At first she and her friends try to perk up the other campers, but Beth isn't one to just sit (or swim, or boat, or horseback) around, when there's a challenge to be met.
Beth discovers her new cabinmate, Cassidy, knows a local Cherokee who claims the ability to do a rain dance. Now all they have to do is trick the Camp Director into letting Running Creek do the dance there, avoid the local bully and a flying arrow or two … and keep from getting caught plotting with the local fire captain on a forbidden cell phone. With luck southern Indiana will get a nice, soaking rain, and when it's over Camp Inipi can have proper campfires again.
But when things go horribly wrong, the whole area is endangered by a double disaster. Now Beth, Cassidy, and the rest of their unit may be the only people who can save not only their camp, but everyone in it.
When Beth's big brother told her being a teenager could be rough … he probably didn't have this in mind.
*A portion of the proceeds of this book will benefit Friends of Latonka, an organization made to save a summer camp in Wappapello, Missouri, until the fundraising deadline.*
MysteriesAction & AdventureContemporary RomanceHumorScience FictionTeen & Young AdultHistory
BIOGRAPHY Mark R. Hunter is the author of four romantic comedies: Coming Attractions, Radio Red, Storm Chaser, and its sequel, The Notorious Ian Grant, as well as a related story collection, Storm Chaser Shorts. In addition, he collaborated with his wife, Emily, on the history books Images of America: Albion and Noble County, and Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights: A Century Or So With the Albion Fire Department. They also wrote together the humor/history book Hoosier Hysterical: How the West Became the Midwest Without Moving At All.
Mark also write a young adult adventure, The No Campfire Girls, and two collections of his humor columns, Slightly Off the Mark and More Slightly Off the Mark.
His short works appeared in the anthologies My Funny Valentine, Strange Portals: Ink Slingers’ Fantasy/Horror Anthology, and The Legend of Ol' Man Wickleberry (and His Demise).
Mark is a 911 dispatcher and volunteer firefighter in rural Indiana, where he lives with his wife Emily and their dog, Beowulf, and a cowardly ball python named Lucius.
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