Sunday, 19 April 2015

No-Campfire girls

Mark R Hunter's novel is a beautifully constructed work I enjoyed very much, and is on sale from 1st May at an astoundingly reasonable price of $0.99

Here's the blurb: Fifteen year old Beth Hamlin is horrified to discover her beloved summer camp must go without campfires this year, due to the fire hazard from a drought. At first she and her friends try to perk up the other campers, but Beth isn't one to just sit (or swim, or boat, or horseback) around, when there's a challenge to be met. Beth discovers her new cabinmate, Cassidy, knows a local Cherokee who claims the ability to do a rain dance. Now all they have to do is trick the Camp Director into letting Running Creek do the dance there, avoid the local bully and a flying arrow or two … and keep from getting caught plotting with the local fire captain on a forbidden cell phone. With luck southern Indiana will get a nice, soaking rain, and when it's over Camp Inipi can have proper campfires again. But when things go horribly wrong, the whole area is endangered by a double disaster. Now Beth, Cassidy, and the rest of their unit may be the only people who can save not only their camp, but everyone in it. When Beth's big brother told her being a teenager could be rough … he probably didn't have this in mind. *A portion of the proceeds of this book will benefit Friends of Latonka, an organization made to save a summer camp in Wappapello, Missouri, until the fundraising deadline.*

Mark is the author of other eminently readable novels. Find out abut them here.

He also has a moustache; so you have to buy them.

And as if you even needed more incentive to take a look, 
One third of the proceeds from The No-Campfire Girls was going to support Camp Latonka, the Missouri Girl Scout facility Emily called home for many years. That is now increased: Half of all profits from the book will go to maintenance and support costs to keep the camp operating.


  1. It does sound like a good read, doesn't it? Mark's such an excellent writer.

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    1. I hope you'll be there when I go on my worldwide book tour.

      Hey ... it could happen.

  3. If your book tour extends to my little corner of west London you can count me in. Heck, I'll even travel to the centre.

    1. I'll check with my publisher on a future schedule!