Look what I found. ( Whimsical safaris and adventures Book 1 )

Look what I found. ( The perfect pet for show and tell. ) Book 1 of the Whimsical safaris and adventures. Bridges between fiction, non-fiction (science), fantasy, and adventure.

Meet Donald Guadagni

Donald Guadagni is an international educator, author, and writer currently involved with Human Rights Defender research and projects. His publication work includes human rights, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, myth, science fiction, fantasy, humor, academic, romance, humor, true crime, children stories, internationally published photography and his artwork.

Exile Hunter

“Pure energy in print form, whether the characters are being pursued or simply talking; Fleming has proven himself a craftsman.” KIRKUS REVIEWS

“As with all of Preston Fleming’s previous books, EXILE HUNTER weaves together the harsh realities of personal betrayal, physical torment, emotional pain, and a spiritual quest with astute intelligence.” BOOKPLEASURES.COM

EXILE HUNTER, the third book in the Kamas Trilogy, begins in 2023, one year before the Kamas revolt, in a dystopian America ruled by a tyrannical President-for-Life who turns America’s military and intelligence assets against his domestic enemies. The protagonist, an undercover officer specializing in targeting exiled political opponents, becomes the scapegoat for a failed operation and is sent to die in a corrective labor camp near the Arctic Circle. But, defying all odds, he survives, escapes and devotes his remaining energies to finding and aiding a woman whose family he has ruined.

READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS WINNER 2014 (FICTION-DYSTOPIA)

SYNOPSIS:
Beirut, 2023: When undercover intelligence officer Warren Linder agrees to lure an exiled opponent of the President-for-Life back to impoverished, low-tech, post-Civil War II America, Linder is unaware that the target is his childhood sweetheart’s father. On learning this, he ignores his better instincts and plunges ahead. But a surprise encounter with the woman who rejected him years before triggers a change in Linder that derails the operation. His bosses, suspecting treachery, capture Linder along with the target and his daughter and spirit them back to the U.S. aboard a secret rendition flight. Linder’s ensuing journey takes him from Beirut to a Virginia interrogation center and on to an Arctic labor camp; then, after a nearly impossible winter escape, on a 2000-mile trek to the Utah Security Zone, where his onetime love was last held. Though he finds her, their respective ordeals have changed them. The story reaches a climax in the couple’s home town of Cleveland, where Linder aims to recover his former target’s last cache of rebel funds and use it to take his loved ones beyond the regime’s reach. EXILE HUNTER is a tragic yet life-affirming saga of a man who risks everything to set right past wrongs, regain lost love and resist the tyranny he once served.

In EXILE HUNTER, author Preston Fleming offers his most richly imagined vision yet of the future American dystopia introduced in FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS, while endowing the story’s characters with complexity and a remarkable capacity for growth. Warren Linder’s epic journey crackles with excitement at every step and leads to a deeply satisfying conclusion. Devoted Fleming readers will likely consider EXILE HUNTER the author’s best work by far.

Jackson the Space Dog Issue #1 of an ongoing adventure series.

Jackson the Space Dog is a quirky, and ridiculous mix of talking animals, strange worlds and ridiculous circumstances that would best be described as, “What?!” Jackson the Space Dog is heavily inspired by comedy movies of the 80’s like Airplane, The Naked Gun, or Young Frankenstein. Jackson the Space Dog is a talking dog who travels the cosmos in his spaceship shaped like an electric guitar. He travels to different worlds and sometimes battles vacuu-bots (evil vacuum cleaners) sent from his arch nemesis, Appendix. Jackson is accompanied on his adventures by his ship mates who include: Kevin, a dolphin from the planet Kevin who only says, “Hey” or “The Building!” Matt, a yellow bunny that Jackson always mistakenly refers to as Skippy. And Nichelle, a penguin named after the great Nichelle Nichols. Jackson also jams with The Barking Spiders who hail from the eighth dimension and comprise his back up band. He has recorded a full album of 18 songs including titles like, “Guess What? Chicken Butt,” “The Earth is Round,” and “How Many Times Do You Fart in a Year?” Some of these songs can be heard on Jacksons Youtube channel “Jackson Animation.” Jackson also has a line of action figures for the character Admiral Potato available at any grocery store.

Meet Peter Griffin

Peter Griffin is brand new to creating graphic novels. He has been creating 3D animation for two Youtube channels “Mr. Griffin’s Math World” and “Jackson Animation” for several years now. Both channels feature Jackson the Space Dog, a talking dog who lives on a spaceship shaped like an electric guitar. Currently Peter Griffin teaches 8th grade math and records rock music that is performed by Jackson the Space Dog.

Net Impact

Dick Thornby is not Hollywood’s idea of a spy. He’s a new kind of spy for a new kind of world. In his rough and tumble job there are no tailored Italian suits, no bimbos eager to please, and no massive underground fortresses built by evil overlords seeking world domination—just an endless series of sinister threats to the safety and security of the billions of mundane citizens of the planet. Sure, Dick’s tough and he knows a few tricks to help him get out of a tight spot, even if his boss accuses him of over-reliance on explosives. But he’s also got a mortgage, a wife upset by his frequent absences on “business” trips, and an increasingly alienated teen-age son who spends way too much time playing in gaming worlds on the computer. In the end, Dick can save his partner, save his marriage, save his son, or save the world, but he can’t do it all. Says Spy Guys and Gals: “What a terrific ride … action, great characters, interesting twists, and enough suspense to make you both hold your breath and turn the page” Says Game Knight Reviews: “This is a spy novel that intersects with the world of MMORPGs and combines a set of topics I haven’t seen before. It is a bit of The DaVinci Code with some James Bond and a modern virtual reality spin.”

Meet Donald J. Bingle

Donald J. Bingle is the author of eight books and more than seventy shorter works in the thriller, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, horror, steampunk, comedy, and memoir genres, including the Dick Thornby Thriller Series (Net Impact, Wet Work, and Flash Drive) and the near-future military science fiction thriller Forced Conversion, about which Hugo and Nebula Winner Robert J. Sawyer said: “Visceral, bloody–and one hell of a page turner! Bingle tackles the philosophical issues surrounding uploaded consciousness in a fresh, exciting way. This is the debut of a major novelist–don’t miss it.” More on Don at www.donaldjbingle.com or follow him on FB, Twitter, and TikTok @donaldjbingle.

Family Secrets

Twin girls, Garvina and Beatrice, love hearing tales their great aunt spins for them. But one such tale is fascinating, and they believe it to be true. Sworn to secrecy, the girls set out on an adventurous pursuit to unearth what Great Aunt Matilda promises to be at the end of the proverbial rainbow. Stumbling blocks hinder them as they struggle to reach the “pot of gold” they are certain awaits them. But will discoveries along the way expose a long-buried secret that threatens to destroy the ones they love?

Meet Dianne Selchert

The hardest day of my life was retiring from my passion, which was teaching. I couldn’t have chosen a more rewarding career. I enjoy sharing with others, and in my retirement I have found another way to do that. My mind is full of ideas, and I have begun to create stories from those ideas. I love to write, spinning in tidbits of my own life on the South Dakota prairie into my books. Of course, I’ll never reveal which parts are purely fictitious and which parts are not!

Adventures with Darian – A Pirate at Sea See

Meet Darian the Daring, the bravest pirate in the seven seas! Life with one-eye isn’t easy—especially when the Seven Seas Celebration is approaching and all you have is a trunkful of junk. With his stalwart crew, Daring Darian sets sail in search of real treasure—but his vision problems lead them into disaster after disaster. Whirlpools and icebergs, squids and swordfights—with every treasure map just a blotchy blur, how can Daring Darian ever find enough treasure to win the Most Piratical Pirate Contest? But when an accident inspires some ocular inventions, Darian—and all the other piratical pirates—discover that the greatest treasure of all is not what you have but what you give back.

Meet J.L.Rames

J.L. Rames daringly wrote this book inspired by her daring son Darian. They both love dancing, digging through dirt for bugs and eating dark chocolate. She has two devoted parents, a dashing co-parent, and two darling children who make life delightful. A Pirate at (Sea) See is J.L. Rames first picture book and she dares you to think it’ll be the last one.

PC Dill Pickle: The Case Of The Missing Bear

Police Constable (PC) Dill Pickle cracks cases in the fridge – you read that right, he’s a pickle and a cop!In this imaginative picture book, he’s on the hunt for Sherry Cherry Tomato’s missing teddy bear, and he needs your help.

Join PC Dill Pickle, Greg Egg, Sonia Soda, Sherry and Terry Cherry Tomato as they piece together the clues and find their furry little friend.

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If you know a 3-5-year-old who likes:

  • Funny kid’s books
  • Nursery rhymes books
  • Picture books
  • The stories of legendary authors, Julia Donaldson and Nick Bland


Then they’ll LOVE PC Dill Pickle! This book is fun to read and interactive too.


‘Young children will find PC Dill Pickle and The Case of The Missing Bear by Hani Bruce entertaining. They’ll laugh and probably call out the character names. They’ll absolutely have fun spotting the clues!’
Reedsy Discovery (Editorial Review)
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The Case Of The Missing Bear invites its reader (and little listener) to help find a lost toy – a common problem for 3-5 year-olds! Children use critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they follow a string of clues. They’ll also learn about teamwork and communication.

Children are mesmerised by the colourful illustrations, entertained by the funny characters, and swept up in the rhythmic storytelling style.

Ready to read?

Hit Buy Now, and PC Dill Pickle will see you in the fridge!
*BOOK 2, ‘THE CASE OF THE STRANGE SOUND’ COMING FEB 2023*


Meet Hani Bruce

Debut children’s book author and indie publisher Hani Bruce released her first book, PC Dill Pickle – The Case Of The Missing Bear in 2022, with two more books in production.

The PC Dill Pickle series is about a Police Constable (PC) pickle who lives in a fridge. He cracks cases alongside colourful characters like Sonia Soda, Greg Egg, Tony Pepperoni and Rocky Broccolini while prompting the reader to piece together the clues.

While working as a brand builder and copywriter helping others find their ‘voice’, Hani found her own in writing the PC Dill Pickle series.

‘Tapping into a completely different form of creative writing and letting loose with my imagination has been a thrilling adventure. Nothing is too weird. The ideas don’t need to be logical. It has been a fun and freeing experience.’

Hani’s husband, Adam, illustrates her books and is instrumental in exploring the story and character ideas. Together, they agree on an everyday situation or problem (like losing a toy) and plot out how characters can solve it through critical thinking and teamwork.

These rhyming books are fun to read and show children that many problems are solvable when they ask for help and work together.

A Leap into Darkness

Magic stirs and a little dog speaks: the kingdom will fall. But will humans listen?

Jake is a fluffy little dog who just happens to be one of the Sculptor’s “wise ones” . . . but nobody’s told him. He’s certain he’s ordinary, and he knows he doesn’t deserve living in a rags to riches fairy tale where he’s been rescued from his hardscrabble life by the King of Gorseland and pampered and loved by his two royal children, Janice and James.

But the good life is threatened with the arrival of the sorcerer, Beezeldorn, and his raven. Beezeldorn is a seeming charlatan: a crowd-pleaser with his sleight-of-hand and cheap spectacle. But his power from dark magic runs deep, on display in town when he heals a leper.

The queen senses the danger and pays for her instincts with her life.

Jake knows something is wrong, but what can he do? Beezeldorn is always one step ahead, moving into the castle, earning the king’s confidence, and befriending James. Even Janice is drawn to him.

Now it’s up to Jake to protect his family . . . before it’s too late . . . for the king . . . and his kingdom.

A Leap into Darkness is an unforgettable, epic fantasy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of middle grade readers, teens, young adults, and adults alike, encouraging them to embrace hope and leap into life.

The book is perfect for fans of C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia and S.D. Smith’s The Green Ember and those who love uplifting fantasy and adventure stories that celebrate courage, honor, virtue, loyalty, sacrifice, friendship, and family. Still on the fence? Well, then consider this: dogs, cats, horses, hedgehogs, house sparrows, tortoises, squirrels…a veritable parade of talking beasts…and they all have something to say. Don’t miss a word…buy the book today!

Based on the same-named award-winning screenplay, a recipient of several script competition accolades:
—Two-time Coverfly Redlist Fantasy Feature Top 20
—Semifinalist, StoryPros 14th Annual Awards Screenplay Contest (2021)
—Quarterfinalist, Stage 32 – New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest (2021)
—Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition (2021)
—Quarterfinalist, Emerging Screenwriters – Genre Screenplay Competition (2020)
—Top 100 (Feature or TV Pilot), Table Read My Screenplay Genre Screenplay Competition (2021)
—Quarterfinalist, Creative Screenwriting Animation Screenplay Competition (2021)


Meet Ray Petrolino

Ray Petrolino lives in North Carolina with his wife and family and their dog Jake (not just any dog, but a talking bichon with an unfulfilled set of demands). When Ray is not writing, he’s listening to his dog (and sometimes his wife); or he can be found working on film sets, playing drums at his house, or playing drums at someone else’s house.

Avenging Love

Sometimes heroes aren’t very heroic. . . Sometimes heroes fail. . .

David had always fought to protect others, even before he knew who he was. He defended those that could not defend themselves. In the eternal battle between good and evil, he balanced the scales. He saved countless. . . but he couldn’t save her. He failed the love of his life.

After three years drunk in an alley, he still refuses to listen to the truth his heart is trying to tell him. But when. . .

the tequila no longer numbs his guilt,

can the mysterious two-thousand-year-old Emma, or the Archangel Michael, get David to wake up in time?

Join David and his battle companion Saint Bernard, Duke, as they embark on an epic tale of loss, guilt, and possible redemption. As the darkness that has settled on David’s soul slowly lifts, a battle that he cannot win awaits. Can David and Duke avenge thier loss?

To do so, the very gates of hell await.

Avenging Love is the first novel of the trilogy in the Trinitarian Knights Collection. Filled with fast-paced action sequences, a strong love story sub-theme, supporting characters that will have you cheering, and a pompous prideful Satan that may just have you rolling on the floor laughing, Avenging Love is a must read.


Meet Kevin M. Mansoor

Kevin Mansoor is obsessed.
He is obsessed with becoming one of your favorite authors by writing character-driven stories you don’t just read but feel and experience at a deep level. When your favorite character sweats, he wants you to wipe your brow. When they laugh, he wants you to laugh, and when they have chest pains . . . well, he prefers if you just stay calm at that point.
He lives with his amazing wife within the epicenter of the agricultural side of Washington State. He loves a good DIY project and isn’t afraid to take anything apart. Plus, he is smart enough to hide the left-over pieces when he puts them back together. If he isn’t writing or taking something apart, he is likely covered with flour in the kitchen, making his granddaughter a nine-layer birthday cake.

The Key House

A newly inherited house. A 150-year-old secret. And some mysterious, hidden clues.

Join Caleb and David in this fast-paced Hardy Boys meets The Goonies, edge-of-your-seat mystery/adventure, as they seek a rumored treasure and clear their great-great-grandfather’s good name.

After moving into a newly inherited house, the Noland kids discover clues to a supposed treasure hidden by their great-great-grandfather. But when town rumors and some spiteful neighbors suggest foul play was involved, Caleb and David set out on a quest to prove otherwise.
With unexpected dangers looming large and threatening their mission, can the Noland kids discover the mysterious treasure, or whatever lies at the end of their treacherous adventure, before time runs out and all is lost?


Meet Mike Curtis

Pastor and author Mike Curtis brings adventure to life in his new Noland Kids Adventure book series. Growing up in a sports-focused family that loved camping, exploring, and all things adventure, Mike dove into teen ministry in his early twenties to bring the Good News to a distracted and struggling generation.

He is married to the popular homeschooling author and speaker Meredith Curtis. They live in Lake Mary, Florida and have five children and five grandchildren. As a spiritual dad and pastor of Powerline Church, his passion is sharing life-giving principles from God’s Word that impact and transform others.

In his spare time he loves to watch adventure movies like The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies with his family and friends, and on occasion has been found sacrificing for those he loves by watching a Hallmark romance. He can also be found indulging in books on apologetics, theology, and leadership, in addition to some aggressive ping pong matches during discipleship time with young men. And next to a good steak, Mike’s favorite dish is beef tongue!

His desire is to use his books to mentor the next generation, sharing Christ and biblical principles of character in relevant and enjoyable adventure stories and practical studies.