Depeche Mode’s classic album, Violator, turned 25 this past week and Doug submitted this tribute on his website. Read on!
Great Big World: The Trouble with Dr. Beamo will be available in multiple formats. The print edition is available NOW from Doug’s personal store at Createspace! Just click the picture above and the Internet will whisk you over to his site. The digital editions are coming very soon and will be available before Christmas. Thanks for reading!
The summer leading up to sixth grade was supposed to be quiet and easy for Jake Baker. Instead, he finds himself trying to save the world. A series of strange events in his neighborhood leads him and his Greene Street Gumshoes into something far more dangerous than the usual lost dog case. An ageless sorcerer named Count Sugar Cain and his associate, a mad scientist called Dr. Beamo, are on the verge of conquering the town of Avalon and after that, the Earth. A returning contestant to the world-conquering game, Sugar Cain plans to win this time and rule with an iron fist, while bringing magic back to prominence.
The Gumshoes are standing in his way.
Jake and his friends are pulled deeper into a world of magic and mystery as they try to stop the nefarious Sugar Cain before he can turn Avalon into a hotbed of dark magic. Along the way, Jake discovers secrets about his own family that will forever change both his life and the lives of those around him.
Will the Gumshoes defeat the powerful Count? Will Jake live through the summer to make it to middle school? And why does his best friend Shellie keep trying to hold his hand?
Find out in GREAT BIG WORLD: THE TROUBLE WITH DR. BEAMO – Available NOW!
Suitable for Middle Grade Readers and Up