Search for the Red Ghost by Sherry Alexander

Thirteen-year-old Jake Thrasher’s mother is dead, and the only clues left by the beast that killed her are a few strands of red hair and a set of plate-sized tracks. When his Army Scout father refuses to hunt it down, Jake takes matters into his own hands. Leaving the safety of his small ranch, Jake…

f5b93a9db998401b5cbbd6cf7c623e6f3c12d711-thumbThirteen-year-old Jake Thrasher’s mother is dead, and the only clues left by the beast that killed her are a few strands of red hair and a set of plate-sized tracks.

When his Army Scout father refuses to hunt it down, Jake takes matters into his own hands. Leaving the safety of his small ranch, Jake follows a sparse trail through an inhospitable desert filled with snakes, wolves, grizzlies, renegade Apache, and the ever-present threat of death. Will he find his Red Ghost? Or, will he succumb to the inherent dangers?

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About the Author

What can I say? I am passionate about kids. Infants to teens, kindergartners to middle-schoolers, it’s all the same to me. I love kids. They are the most inspiring, most courageous, most intriguing people on this earth. They are our future, and the world is in their hands.

As a mother, grandmother, aunt, and great aunt, I recognize the importance of caring for our children, and as such, I hope to inspire them to be all they want to be. I want to encourage them to learn–to read–to understand the world around them–to cultivate new ideas–to help each other–to overcome challenges–to look beyond the present, and to mold a better future.

I do not expect fame and fortune. Very few writers make it to the NY Best Sellers list, or make enough money from their writings to earn a living. I am happy just to write a story, an article, or a book I care about, and see it in print or available as an ebook. I do not expect to change the world. While the works of great authors such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglas, Mark Twain, and Henry David Thoreau helped create a better world than the one they lived in, I am only one voice among billions. Writing for me is not an expectation. It is a passion and a hope. I am on a journey, and am learning as I go. Walk with me. Talk with me. Read with me. Learn with me. Together we may light a spark that will help create the next Martin Luther King, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, or Dr. Seuss.

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