My first published book. There are 7 books in this series.
How does a family cope with making a life-changing decision? We have all had to make them at least once in our lives. Does the family become closer or drift apart?
This fictional story allows you to peek inside the lives of one family of four. They make the decision not many families have ever had or ever will have to make. They agreed to leave the comfort of their home, families, and Earth to journey to another planet many light-years away.
The whole family makes the journey together. However, this story is mainly about pre-teens, Ruby, Nolan, Bonnie, Shamus, and Dr. Allen (who is not a pre-teen), but can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
Ruby and Nolan climb the hill by their home to check on the Solar Panels and find two of them mangled and broken beyond repair. Checking, they discover a beautifully colored rock and decide it would be a great science project. They slide it down the hill with a little difficulty and hide it in the wood box in their hide-out.
What could go wrong? They are just going to study it, right?
This works quite well until the rock starts growing, and they realize it can’t be a rock; it’s an egg.
Yikes, it’s hatching!
Nolan is hoping for a pony, even though he knows ponies do not hatch from eggs. Ruby thought it might be a chicken, but she is a little concerned about its size. What could go wrong? After all, it is an egg; whatever is inside will be a harmless baby? Won’t it?
Chapter 1 The adventure begins
“Come on, Ruby, hurry up.” Nolan cried.
Frowning, she quickly turned from the sink; the front of her wet apron was covered with soap bubbles that were falling to the floor. “Keep your britches on, Nolan; you know our chores have to be done before we can leave.”
Ruby was tall for her age, a little over 4 feet, big blue eyes, and wavy brown hair falling nearly to her waist. She was on her way to becoming a beautiful woman, way too soon for her parents, especially for her Daddy Ty’s comfort.
“Okay, okay, what can I do to help?” He asked, a little-exasperated standing there trying not to look impatient but losing that battle.
Nolan was not as tall as Ruby but growing fast enough to overtake her in a year or less. Standing with his hands on his hips, his blue eyes sparkling over an impish grin under a shock of curly light brown hair.
“Why don’t you go and get our backpacks, swords, and sheaths? I am nearly finished with the dishes and will pack a lunch for us so we won’t have to come home until dinner time”.
He hurried to get everything Ruby asked for as she finished the Breakfast dishes and prepared sandwiches, water, and treats. Their parents, Ty and Robin, were away helping a neighbor; they were the New Seattle settlement’s unofficial leaders.
Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book 1: Science Project
Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book2: Dragon Flight
Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book 3: The Keep
Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book 4: The “Others,”
Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book 5: Wormhole
Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book 6: Merpeople
Book 7 will be published soon
My latest children’s book
Sleep Travelers Book 1: The story of Ning, Dog, and Boss
Sleep Travelers Book 2: The Amusement Park
Murder on Lake Haverly
The End of the Road