Located just off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, a few hours northwest of Seattle, Washington, the Gulf Islands are some of the prettiest places on earth. And that’s where I am doing my first talk on (and reading from) Andreo’s Race, which officially comes off the press April 14.
Join me at the first annual Active Pass Festival on Mayne Island, B.C., 9-10 a.m., Sunday, April 19 at the Mayne Island Library. And partake of the many other activities of the festival too:

Because Andreo’s Race is set in Bolivia, and I visited Bolivia as part of my research, I am also showing some slides from my Bolivia visit. (For those who can’t pop into the festival, I will feature some of those photos and release a blog about writing Andreo’s Race later next month.)

More information on the Gulf Islands:

Publication Date: April 14, 2015 | Age Level: 12 and up | Grade Level: 7 and up

Just as sixteen-year-old Andreo, skilled in death-defying ironman events in wilderness regions, is about to compete in rugged Bolivia, he and his friend Raul (another Bolivian adoptee) begin to suspect that their adoptive parents have unwittingly acquired them illegally. Plotting to use the upcoming race to pursue the truth, they veer on an epic journey to locate Andreo’s birth parents, only to find themselves hazardously entangled with a gang of baby traffickers. Never suspecting that attempting to bring down the ring would endanger their very lives, the boys plunge ahead. Compelling, poignant, and heart-stopping, Andreo’s Race takes readers on a perilous quest to discover the true meaning of family.


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