Publication Date: April 15, 2014
It is September 1999, and Mortimer “Blue” Biston has just started Grade 10 at Morgansville High School. He is a great student, but was heavily criticized in Grade 9 by the teachers for not giving back to the school. Blue contemplates a great deal of what he can do to ensure that he does not receive the same complaints. One day, as he is leaving school with his best friends Paul Cars and Jimmy Newton, he spots a poster announcing football tryouts, and decides to try out for the team as a kicker, despite the protests of his friends. Even his secret admirer, and only female friend, Tiffany Norton unsuccessfully tries to talk him out of it. When it’s his turn to try out, he shocks everyone by making all of his kicks. Even the coach is quite surprised because he has never seen such a performance. In his first game, Blue makes a key play on the final play of the game, and suddenly becomes a hero. Now, despite being quiet and reserved, he must handle being part of the athlete class at school, which includes dealing with his newfound popularity. How will Blue handle all of these challenges?
Publication Date: September 19, 2014
In February 2013, Ronald Charlton was laid off from his job at Pacific IT and Consulting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Soon after, he decided to start playing video games, initially as a way to just let out some steam. However, it is now August, and he has still not stopped playing. He only seems to get off of the couch when he goes to eat, sleep, and work out. This is now starting to affect the relationships he has with his parents, Monica and Harold, and his brother Mitch, and especially with his girlfriend, Dawna Langston. Then, on a rainy day in August 2013, a major thunderstorm hits Calgary. Ronald, who has been playing throughout the storm, is just about to hit a new high score on his video game when lightning strikes the console, causing an electrical current to travel down the wire to his controller, which then surrounds him, and transports hi to the video game world. He soon finds out from the government of the video game world, commonly called The VGG, that he must physically play and complete a number of games in a certain order only known to them in order to get home. Ronald, along with his guide Pixie, then embark on a journey to return Ronald home. Will he make it back to the real world, or is Ronald doomed to stay in the video game world forever?
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The Treasure of Milky Lake
Publication Date: June 26, 2017
Billy Barber, Sarlene Thorus, and Carl Woodson are friends who just finished Grade 5 at Retti Elementary School in Reindeer Falls. They have just found out that, by coincidence, they would be all on vacation at a popular tourist destination called Milky Lake together, the first time ever that they would all be on vacation together. When they get to Milky Lake, with Billy’s younger brother Kyle and Carl’s younger sister Karlee, they decide to go north away from the main trails in the woods to find a place to play. They come across an intersection with a game trail, and decide to start playing there. As they are playing, they drift away east from this intersection towards a clearing, where they find an abandoned cabin. They explore the cabin, and find a map and a diary inside the drawers of the desk. After examining the diary, they return to their motel to study the map, and decide to look for the treasure. However, their parents and Sarlene’s older brothers Luke and Petros decide to join them on their treasure hunt because the parents feel that the children are too young to go alone to explore an area that had been undisturbed by humans for 100 years. As they are on their treasure hunt, they face some challenges along the way to the treasure.