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About Susie Dinneen
Her first published book is Nombulelo and the Moth, a picture book for 4 to 8 year olds. It's about love and being brave, even when there are leopards in the forest.
She's currently working on the Stolen Treasures series of adventures for 9 to twelve year olds. The prequel short story, The Pickpocket and the Thief, is available for free on her website. The first Stolen Treasures novel is The Trunk of Stars.
She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her husband, who's a musician, and their cat, who pushes books off tables. One day she'll have a library with a very comfy chair in it. She works as a creative director in a digital agency to fund her book habit.
You can find her online at www.susiedinneen.com.
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To discover the secret of her past, she has to track down stolen treasure. But dangerous people also want it. Can she find it first?
When she was a baby, Cairo was found in a trunk by Agatha Mulch, a mean, thieving auctioneer. Now twelve years old, Cairo is desperate to escape Agatha’s cruelty and find her real parents. She runs away and joins a group who are hunting for the golden scarabs. If she helps them track down the treasure, Cairo could finally discover the truth about her family.
But there are others searching for the scarabs and unless Cairo faces her fears, learns who to trust, and finds the scarabs first, she might never unlock the mystery of her past.
The Trunk of Stars is the first novel in the Stolen Treasures series for readers aged nine to twelve. If you like Lemony Snicket and The Mysterious Benedict Society, you’ll love this action-packed adventure by Susie Dinneen.
Start reading today to see if Cairo can unravel the mystery.