From the Author
This all happened quite accidentally as I started writing the Kite Hill book chapter by chapter and getting the boys' feedback at night and then incorporating their ideas into the next chapter. It just kept rolling like a snowball downhill and the kids got more and more into it.
Once it was up on Amazon, they even started getting interested in sales! "How can we sell more?" They talked about all of the gum they would buy with the profits (they're still young!).
But now it's a year later and my oldest boy, now 11, who is quite the cool, calm and collected of the two, said to a friend quietly but proudly, "Yeah, I have a book on Amazon." So he WAS proud of what we did! It was quite a moment for me as, sure, I was having fun, but it wasn't always clear if the boys were.
The boys are ruling the creative front and I'm just the scribe. I'm just writing out (with major editing of farting and machine guns ... ) what I hear from them. It's been fun and this second book has taken off creatively to the point where it has a mind of its own. I'm not sure any of us know what's going to happen next. Stay tuned!
From the Inside Flap
Babysitter flaked, no replacement and the parents are busy with the wedding. Oh well, the boys are smart, responsible and mature. Well, two out of three isn't bad. Ahem, even one out of three is 33.33%, an excellent batting average in baseball!
So we'll see what happens. Things get pretty wild quickly in the story, so hold onto your hats. This book will be followed up by Book #3 in the Li & Lu series as just too much was going on to fit it all into Book #2. Thanks for reading!