The Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou (March 2018)
Guess WHAT? Yep, it was sold to Pelican Publishing Company. And will be released in March of 2018. Illustrations by Sarah Gramelspacher.
Ages 8-12 • 96 pgs • ISBN: 978-1455623471
So how did I finally land a book contract and get this story hooked?
ABOUT “THE CRAZIEST FISHING TALE ON THE BAYOU”:
Itchy middle-grade fiction, The Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou is based on the true events – sort of – of how Hatcher Hampton became the greatest fisherman on the bayou. Hatcher is turning twelve. That means in family tradition, he’ll be entering his first fishing rodeo with hopes to prove he’s greater than his older, ice-age cool brother. First prize wins 500 smackaroos – money that could also save his family from being locked out of their home. Not to mention, the winner gets their face plastered on the front page of the paper, with bragging rights FOREVER. So taking home first place would be the perfect double-doozy. But getting stuck in a horsefly-infested swamp with Grampa Grump and NO EXTRA UNDERWEAR isn’t what he had in mind. In the end, Hatch must face a two-footed bayou beast and a one-armed pesky neighbor to win the greatest award of all.