My son has a new book coming out, The Dragon’s Tooth, the first in a five-book series from Random House called The Ashtown Burials. His target age-group is 10-14, and I know he’s hitting his target because Knox (age13) and Rory (age 9) gobbled it up back when Nate was writing it. Now they are anxiously waiting for each new chapter of the second book, one of the perks that comes with being a nephew and a son of the writer. It is also one of the perks of being the mother of the author. I loved it as much as the kids, which means it’s also hitting its target audience of fifty-something.
A few weeks ago Nate shot a book trailer for The Dragon’s Tooth which I am linking you to here. I had to laugh at my son. Not only did he write the book and the screenplay for the trailer, he built the motel sign in his front yard (which Bekah designed) and gathered up the actors (starring Joel Courtney of Super 8) and the props, including my dad’s old black Cadillac, and directed the filming. All this to say, he’s a hands-on guy, which makes his writing all the more interesting and fun. Be braced for weird insects and lots of action!