D is for Dudley & Other Nature Tales
(CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Nov. 2, 2015)
Eleven short stories that celebrate nature are bundled together for your enjoyment. The title story is about the largest terrapin in Tilghman Cove, which is hated by local fishermen and hunted by the Simpson brothers. Valerie and her brother, Doug, must rely on their wits to try to save this elusive creature whose past is part of their family's history. Other stories deal with boys trying to find courage or understand the outdoors, a rebellious girl who adores a thunderstorm more than sunshine, a greyhound that loses a race and is banished from the track with dangerous consequences, and a six-year old girl who competes with a sixty year old farmer to raise and groom the best show rooster. These stories are recommended for middle grade children, ages 8-12, but older readers are welcomed.