From the Author
Because my wife and I live close to my youngest daughter, Alec's mother, I was fortunate to be able to read bedtime stories to Alec on a regular basis. The bedtime stories turned into chapter books that gradually crept up in reading level. Alec seemed to enjoy stories and books with a science fiction bent, so by mid-way through the 2nd grade our "bedtime story" morphed into reading chapters from a 400+ page novel (Dean Koontz - Watchers) that was heavily edited to a G-rating as I read to him. It took about 5 months, but we finally finished reading the book.
It was then that a young author emerged and Alec decided he wanted to write a book. Instead of reading bedtime books we used the time to work on a book: chapter outlines, character development, and funny things that happened in our protagonists' daily lives. Alec was a full partner in producing Runaway Alien.
We have started the sequel, Runaway Alien: Time Tunnel, which promises to be an action packed middle-grade adventure novel with cavemen, dinosaurs, and aliens - just about everything in a book that kids love. Unlike the first book, the two boys (Hawk and Tommy) will be sharing center stage with a girl, Dee Dawn Steele.
Dee Dawn is a classmate who made her small debut in the first book. Dee Dawn loves snakes and wants to be a professional fighter when she grows up. Her plans are to somehow incorporate snakes in her fighting career. On the first day of school, she let Hawk feel the muscle in her arm. Hawk admitted to being a bit shocked, not because she let him feel her muscle, but because her muscle was almost as big as his dad's.