What will be the greater challenge for Eden, working with her enemy or finding the killer?
With the afterglow of having put bully Correen Grazle in her place after solving her last case, Eden Price starts looking forward to the rest of summer. She’s made friends, and Halstead finally turns back into the peaceful town it used to be.
But tragedy strikes again when a popular teacher drowns in the local swimming pool. The authorities are quick to label her death an accident, after all the pool was full of swimmers. Only Correen thinks otherwise and Eden’s friends believe her, dragging reluctant Eden into an investigation.
Convinced that the dead woman hasn’t been the model teacher everyone considered her, Correen and her friends persuade Eden to work together before the killer strikes again. Can they set aside their animosity before it’s too late?
Toxic Intentions is the third book in the Halstead Mystery Series
Eden’s Grandma is no killer, but proving her innocence is another matter entirely.
After solving a local murder mystery, Eden Price is beleaguered by reporters, and she hates every minutes of it. Together with her grandmother Maimeo, she sneaks out of town in disguise to cheer for Halstead at the Kansas 3A State Baseball Tournament.
But what starts out as a joyful challenge turns sinister when Maimeo discovers the body of one of the umpires. With the murder weapon found by the police, Lucas and his teammates are under suspicion. Eden needs to prove the Halstead players’ innocence, but everything she uncovers points toward Maimeo as the killer.
If she can’t fit the pieces together in time, Lucas and the Halstead Dragons can kiss their shot at a State Championship goodbye. And her grandmother may sit in jail for a very long time.
Three Blind Mice is the second book in the Halstead Mystery Series.
The Snader Lord has awakened. The Chase is on. Can the companions keep him from the weapon he desires?
Allison remains trapped on the Snader spaceship. With a power struggle among leaders, she uses her dreaming ability to warn her friends of the Snader Lord’s intentions. But is the information she’s gained helping her friends or leading them into a trap?
The destination? An abandoned spaceship laboratory containing hundreds of experiments and a few dead bodies. When Flipper and his Gude friends arrive at the city-sized spaceship, they must discover what it is about the wreckage that attracts the monster’s attention.
The only clues they have come from a single visit by Allison and strange messages from a distant Prophet relaying information through Chezlor, who’s stranded on Sevitan, a planet without technology. Soon, a scarier and more urgent question arises—are they alone on the spaceship?
Can the trio use their resources to keep the Snader Lord from what he’s after?
Can Flipper turn enemies into allies in time to save the galaxy?
Don’t miss out on Flipper’s scariest and most exciting adventure yet in this fourth installment of the Vetrix series!
Eden didn’t peg bribery, kidnapping, and murder for summer activities
For eighteen-year-old Eden, her court-mandated community service is set to be every bit as punishing as prison. Sent off to work at a pizza joint while living with her grandmother in a little out-of-the-way town, at least she can appreciate the peace and quiet.
But the town is hiding its own secrets, and pretty soon peace and quiet will be very hard to come by. She might not realize it, but between the spiteful neighbor, the enigmatic mayor, and the calculating owner of the abandoned hospital, Eden’s 90 days in Halstead are set to be the most exciting of her life.
Follow Eden’s unexpected adventure in this strange and entertaining tale of mystery.
Earth may have been saved, but the Snaders have a backup plan, a secret weapon stashed away against the day of reckoning.
Who can stop the rise of the deadliest threat the universe has seen?
With Earth secure and Flipper and his family safely holed away in the mountains, it seems that the worst of the Snader-Gude war is over. Allison still needs to be rescued, of course, but the Gudes will handle that on their own. There seems to be nothing more for Flipper to do, even if Josh is frustrated at having to do nothing.
But when Flipper and Josh are kidnapped by aliens—again!—and taken to the mysterious planet Zentron, Flipper finds that the universe needs him once again to foil the ultimate Snader plot to activate their secret weapon.
Aided by the ever-faithful Josh and Anna, Allison’s dog, Flipper will have to do everything in his power to help the hapless Nerds repel the coming Snader incursion and prevent the Snaders from retrieving their most prized asset and gaining the power to turn the tide of the war.
On April 18, 2013, the Harvey County Independent ran acolumn that Bill Bush wrote about his daughter and son’s toy poodle, Anna.Maybe I Should Have Hit the Delete Key contains Bill’s first one hundred columnspublished in the Independent. Covering a variety of topics, Bill:
Shares his passion for running, small towns, his children, daylight savings time, and peanut butter
Documents the excitement and obstacles of trying to start a writing career
Addresses the NFL controversies of Ray Rice and players kneeling for the National Anthem
Tackles tough issues like terrorism, target’s bathroom policy, minimum wage, Westboro Baptist Church, Donald Trump, and freedom and socialism
Provides solutions for the societal problems of gay marriage and the IRS
Opens up about his fears of publishing a novel,dating, not being happy, and watching his aunt die
Writes flash fiction stories about skunks, aliens,friendship, and parenthood, and shares excerpts from longer fictional work
Some humorous, some serious, all thought provoking.
Bill’s column, So Many Thoughts So Little Time, can be read regularly in the Harvey County Independent, located in Halstead, Kansas.
The battle for Vetrix is over. The battlefor Earth begins.
Who can Flipper count on if not even his parents believehim?
After having returned safely from his adventures on the Gude homeplanet, Flipper is dismayed to find only ridicule and skepticism back home. Ofcourse aliens aren’t real; of course these are just the flights of fancy of asixth-grader and his friends. Nobody believes his story. Nobodycares.
But when the Snaders put into motion a nefarious plot to conquer Earthand eliminate the human threat in one fell swoop, Flipper finds his storyverified in a most spectacular–and horrifying–fashion. Not only have they senta deadly fleet to attack Earth, but they have infiltrated the halls of power,insinuated themselves into the heart of human civilization … and now the trapis closing.
With the help of Josh and Allison, along with allies both old and new,Flipper will need to dig deep and find the courage to stand up against theSnaders once more, and prevent them from destroying everything he holdsdear–friends, family, and the world itself.
Before Flipper is kidnapped in front of Allison and Josh (details inthe book Vetrix), the three best friends had a relatively normal life, thoughthese short stories show that even ordinary kids doing everyday activitiesexperience extraordinary moments. What kind of fun lies inside thesepages?
– Josh and Allison get kicked out of a field trip
– They each share their most embarrassing moment
– Flipper uses his best pick-up lines on a girl he has a crush on
– The kids play a prank on Christmas night
– Allison and Flipper help Josh deal with a bully
– An indoor activity sends one of them to the emergency room
– Flipper and Allison battle against a tarantula that is stalking them
– Flipper fights a goat
– Allison becomes a sleuth
… and more
Experience the trio’s friendship as they have a good time together, nomatter the circumstances.
Two alien species. One threat to Earth. But who is the real threat and who can be trusted?
Twelve-year-old Flipper didn’t believe in aliens — until he was kidnapped by one.
When he wakes up one morning on the planet Vetrix he is trapped in the midst of an inter-planetary war. As Flipper struggles to survive and find a way back to Earth he discovers he may be a descendent of one of the warring species and that his intervening in the war may be his destiny, if destiny is decided by a computer program.
On Earth, Allison begins having dreams that turn out to be real experiences. When she watches a purple man disappear with her cousin, Flipper, no one believes her. Allison’s best friend Josh agrees to help and together the two sixth-graders begin their own investigation that leads them to the truth behind the Roswell Incident of 1947 and current alien activity on Earth.
As they try to gure out how to expose the secret colony of aliens and their plans to destroy the human race, Allison attempts to use her dreams to locate and rescue Flipper.