One month from today my fifth book in the GP (Gabriel Peters) series will be out. I am quite excited about it for numerous reasons. Over the course of the summer I have done two Farmer's Markets per week and have had dozens of eager readers asking me each week "When is the next Gabriel book going to be out?" Some of those very kids (and a few dads) first met me there under my tent and told me they "didn't like reading at all" and have come back to tell me "I love this series and want more." THIS IS MOST GRATIFYING!
Gabriel Peters and The Bait Shop Gang was my favorite one in the series, so far, to write. The Man In The Woods has been stomping through the minds of my audiences during my school visit assemblies and he will finally come out to meet his public in Gabriel Peters and The Bait Shop Gang.
I am presently writing the sixth and final book in the GP series. It was been a wild ride to create and continue characters each of whom grow one year older with each book. The illustrations above are sketches, not finals, to show the activity within the chapters.
The image below is from a previous book, wherein they were on their way to an ULTIMATE DARE-OFF at the Haunted Schoolhouse. BOOK SIX will have the ULTIMATE ULTIMATE DARE-OFF, including a GROSSERIE STORE CHALLENGE.
IF you are a reader of this series, please chime in regarding what you would like to see the characters do in the final book. I am having SO much fun writing the final book, but there is a part of me that is really sad to say goodbye to Gabe and Company.
So within the next months I will be doing a final epilogue to cap the series off and I will miss these goofy characters. Fortunately I have my outlines ready for a new FANTASY series I am also presently writing. Five new main characters are being sketched out on the blank pieces of paper, each evolving into three dimensional, active time-traveling Gargoyles.
Stay tuned for more news and please comment if you have ideas that Gabe and Company should encounter before I am finished with this series. THANK YOU FOR BEING ON THIS JOURNEY WITH ME!