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I have an MA in international management with a focus on small business, international investing, and non-profits. In addition to content marketing and design experience, I am a a Top 500 Contributor to Yahoo! News, a returned Peace Corps volunteer and I speak French and Spanish. Currently working on a realistic action-adventure travel novel for middle grade kids.
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Flying Solo Press International teenagers race through Paris to sabotage the Good Company’s profitable kidnapping business.
Crime Travelers While sleeping on the roof of his father’s hotel, thirteen-year-old Lucas Benes finds a baby alone and learns that the Good Company has restarted its profitable kidnapping business.Brainwashed (Crime Travelers #1) tracks the secret urban adventures of the New Resistance, a network of international teenage ...More
spies. Headquartered in Las Vegas’s posh Globe Hotel, the New Resistance sends its Tier One kids to Paris on its biggest mission to date. Lucas leads a group of friends through the hotspots of Paris— from the catacombs to the Eiffel tower—in an all-out effort to sabotage a brainwashing ceremony that could potentially turn them all into “Good” kids.
Brainwashed Ripped from the headlines of the world's leading news outlets, this realistic middle- grade (tween) novel weaves actual life events into action-packed fiction for ages 10 and up. Readers are transported to Paris without ever leaving the sofa. With one hundred thirty-six geographic references, this story ...More
serves as both fiction novel and tour guide. Brainwashed (Crime Travelers #1) stands as a travel-adventure book that kids and adults will devour. Multicultural, multilingual, international travel, teen action-adventure: this book has it all. PARIS, France (BRAINWASHED) — No matter how bad your past is, you still don’t want it erased. Lucas Benes, a trilingual Argentinean national living in the Las Vegas Globe Hotel-school, mysteriously discovers a baby while sleeping on the roof of his father’s hotel. Based on internal data, the New Resistance network of teenage spies confirms that the Good Company has restarted its profitable kidnapping business. New Resistance Director, John Benes, sends his Tier One kids to Paris on the group’s biggest mission to date. The teenage spies confront the Freon-loving, green-pea-eating, CEO of the Good Company, Ms. Siba Günerro. Lucas Benes leads his friends through the hotspots of Paris—from the catacombs to the Eiffel tower—in an all-out effort to sabotage a brainwashing ceremony that could potentially turn them all into “Good” kids. “That Lucas and his fellow agents are able to save the day, is nothing short of the impossible becoming possible.” Brainwashed (Crime Travelers #1) is a realistic middle-grade action-adventure novel for boys and girls who are intrigued by mystery, conspiracy, and espionage. “Reads like Jason Bourne, but for kids.” "If you liked the Alex Rider series and are looking for something in the same vein, Brainwashed is for you!" — Review from Larry Yoder at The Bookies Denver, Colo. Ages 10 and up. US grade 4th through 8th.
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