Monday, October 19, 2015

5 years in the making!

Welcome to the garden. It's that time of year when everything is crisp and cool. So fill your plate with goodies and pour yourself a beverage, find a seat by one of the many heaters scattered around. I'm really excited to announce that a project my grandsons and I have been working on for five years is almost done!

One summer day my three oldest grandsons were staying with me and we decided to write an adventure. We went on a walk-about in our small town of Magna, UT. We took lots of pictures and came home and made a map of our fictional town of Cliffdale, California. Then we plotted the chapters of our mystery. For five years we've been working on it, and it's almost time for release!


History Mysteries

by Mary Martinez, Marcus, Zack, and Tony
Coming spring 2016
Nick Adams has mixed feelings about visiting his nana for the summer. On the one hand, he’ll get to see her and his two younger cousins, Zeke and Bart, but then they’ll be stuck all summer in the small coastal town of Cliffdale, California—a place they all believe will be boring.

When the boys arrive, they ask Nana if they can ride their skateboards around town. Nana agrees as long as they stay away from the house next door. She explains that fifty years ago the owner, Albert Smith, arrived out of nowhere and bought the house, then disappeared just as mysteriously.

Despite Nana’s instructions to stay away from the house, Bart convinces his cousins it’s haunted, and they can’t resist exploring. They are determined to use their special gifts to discover what happened to Albert Smith….and while they are busy discovering, they find they have a lot in common with the people in Cliffdale. Gifts.

News of when it's released to come!

1 comment:

stanalei said...

This will be such an awesome experience for your grandsons, Mary! What a wonderful Nana to work with them on a book!