When a series of unusual accidents threatens the survival of Camp Manahoac, the camp’s owners frantically call the police to investigate. Detective Johansson sends the Twisted Oak Amateur Detectives—Tubby, Tyler, Dontrelle, Amanda, and Melanie—under cover to find out what’s going on. Are the mishaps just a few unfortunate coincidences or is someone trying to sabotage the camp?
Targeted Age Group:: 9-12 years old
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have long desired to write a series of children’s books in order to “give back” in some small way the enjoyment that my children and I have had reading together as they’ve grown up.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
My characters come from my life experiences in some way. I attempt to capture the inner workings of the minds of these 12-year-olds and bring the characters to life.
About the Author:
Michael Scott Miller says there is no greater compliment than when his readers say they became emotionally invested in his characters.
Michael found the inspiration for his first novel, Ladies and Gentlemen…The Redeemers, from the talented but poor musicians that stake out territories and collect change from passersby in the subways of Philadelphia. This story of a band, cobbled together from down-and-out musicians, has been described as “a lesson in persistence, perseverance, salesmanship, and faith,” and as “a fun, feel good story.”
In Michael’s second novel, The Book of Sylvia, a city girl from London and a priest in rural England confront their inner demons as they attempt to solve a mystery together. This novel has been described as “a journey of self-discovery cloaked in a mystery,” and “a wonderfully fun tale.”
Following these two novels, Michael decided to pursue a dream of creating a book series for children. This creative journey led to the release of the first three books in the Twisted Oak Amateur Detectives series. Along the way, Michael developed a deep bond with his characters–Amanda, Melanie, Dontrelle, Tubby, and Tyler–and he is excited about taking them on more adventures.
Prior to novel writing, Michael had his work published in the Welcomat (now Philadelphia Weekly) and wrote rock music reviews for the Wharton Journal while his wife was getting her degree there.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and currently resides in Lafayette Hill, PA, with his wife and three children.
Links to Purchase eBooks
Link To Buy The Camp Conundrum (Twisted Oak Amateur Detectives #2) On Amazon