Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Muskie Attack Blog Tour: Guest Post

About the Book

Muskie Attack: An Up North Adventure
For Corbett Griffith III, divorce and two busy parents mean goodbye city life, hello great outdoors. With their busy Chicago careers and schedules, his parents just don't seem to have any time for him. When his mother sends him to his uncle's Wisconsin fishing resort for the summer, Corbett feels that there's no one pulling for him or caring what happens to him. 

But all of that changes at Whispering Pines Lodge, Corbett learns he is never really alone, thanks to his Uncle Dell, who takes care of him, and his new friend Pike, who pulls him into one mischievous adventure after another. It's a summer of change for ten-year-old Corbett--even his name changes, when a cute girl calls him "Griffy," a nickname he likes enough to keep.

When Griffy catches two elusive walleyes, he is surprised to discover how much he likes fishing. Eager to test his newfound skills, he and Pike are stunned to hear that a seventy-pound muskie is on the loose. They resolve to catch the ferocious fish, no matter what. For Pike catching a world record muskie would be about the sport. For Griffy it would be about something more. Maybe, just maybe, if he caught that fish is parents would take notice.

Think alligator. Think prehistoric beast. Think mean.

Will they be able to catch the muskie and stop it from attacking anyone or anything?

Genre:  YA / MG crossover
Published 3/11/2012 by Amazon Digital Svcs.

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About the Author

G. M. Moore is a former newspaper writer and editor. She grew up exploring the lakes of northern Wisconsin. During the summer months, this Chicago-area author can be found up north and out on the lake. Snakehead Invasion is the third book in the Up North Adventure series. 
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Rough, rugged and realistic

As a middle grade author, I often take the humorous approach to writing action/adventure. Muskie Attack and the other two books in the Up North Adventure series are fun, fast reads that are filled with anecdotes to keep kids laughing. But when reading action/adventure, well, that’s a different story. I want it rough, rugged and realistic. I want to see characters battle nature, often to the death. So here are my top gut-wrenching, bring-it-on action/adventure books.

  1. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. The true story of Emory University graduate Christopher McCandless who ventured into the Alaskan wilderness in 1992 on a journey of self-discovery and survival. Moving book about a young man choosing to isolate himself from society and prove he can survive on his own.  Wilderness experts chastise him, but he made it 119 days before a series of innocent mistakes proved his undoing.
  2. The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. The true story of the crew of sword fishing boat the Andrea Gail who were lost at sea in 1991 during a storm of the century.  A truly gut-wrenching book. Forget Jaws. Junger describes the process of drowning in such horrific detail that it made me not want to go in the water.
  3. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer. Krakauer offers a harrowing first-hand view of the 1997 ill-fated Everest expedition where a rogue storm caused the death of eight climbers.  I will never climb a mountain. Never, ever. But Krakauer took me to Everest and let me peer into its crevices.  I now know what pulmonary edema is and don’t ever want to experience it in real life.
  4. Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read. The true story of a Uruguayan Rugby team whose airplane crashed into the Andes mountains in 1972.  Of the 45 passengers and crew, only 16 survived. Their agonizing ten-week ordeal ultimately led to cannibalism. Need I say more?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ashley! :)

    Great guest post! I haven't heard of any of the books that G.M. Moore brought up, but they look like really tough, action-oriented books! (I'm a really picky person when it comes to plot so these look like they'd be really good!)

    I agree, I LOVE the hardcore action books, because they just keep you guessing and you just CAN'T PUT IT DOWN.

    Thanks for sharing!


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