Fright Flight is the first installment in the Dream Seeker Adventures series. Being twelve years old can be challenging, but add to that the unusual ability to experience dreams as reality and you begin to understand Patrick’s need for a little self-control. A “sweet” dream devouring the world’s largest ice cream sundae can end with an enormous stomachache. A fall from a bike means Patrick wakes with a broken arm. Try explaining that to the emergency room doctor! Oh wait – that would be Patrick’s mom. She’s a dream seeker too, as are Patrick’s sister and brother. If Patrick follows the family’s dream-seeking rules he can have cool nighttime adventures. But if he forgets…
Targeted Age Group:
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
This is a chapter book series, but one that’s a little more advanced from Secrets of Droon, Geronimo Stilton, Magic Tree House. The vocabulary is 3-4th grade and the main character is 12, so it appeals to a reader between 7-10 years of age. I believe there are still kids who love series, want a short, packed-with-action story, and readers who will connect with Patrick’s changes in growing up and his love of family and friends.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write, write, write….then join groups to develop your craft to become better (critique groups, SCBWI, etc.)
Would you like to have me visit your library or school? I offer free visits locally in Portland, Oregon, or elsewhere via Skype. Tell your teacher or librarian they can find more information on the Dream Seeker Adventures website:
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I loved the Harry Potter, Narnia books and other children’s books that allowed children to enter another world. I started thinking about a different vehicle to enter such words and came up with dreams (since the wardrobe and wizardry were taken). Dreams allow a wide set of settings – fictional, non-fictional, so I plan to write a lot of adventures for Patrick in the series.