Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Stranger in the Dark

Artwork by Marji Cooper

In Corgi Capers: Deceit on Dorset Drive, Adam and Zeph go for a walk in their darkened neighborhood and encounter a stranger in the dark… Marji Cooper has illustrated this scene. Take a look! I love the way she worked the lighting. It really mirrors the atmosphere of the chapter… You can contact Marji via email here.

Happy Spring Break from Adam

Hi everyone, Adam Hollinger here! I’m finishing up my Spring Break, so I thought I’d take a minute to introduce myself—Courtney finally got off the computer, so I figured I’d better jump on while I have the chance. I wish my parents would get us each our own computer, but they always say we can share.

Courtney’s my older sister. She’s in seventh grade. I’m in fifth. Just because she’s older than me, she thinks she can boss me around. I know I should stand up for myself a little bit more, but I just don’t have the energy to keep up with Courtney and her mischief. I’m always either practicing for baseball, doing my homework, playing with Zeph, or reading my favorite comic books. I’d much rather spend my time doing those things than worrying about Courtney.

Courtney, on the other hand… she has so much time because she hardly ever does her homework. Here’s how she spends her time: texting her friends, going to the mall, texting her friends, babysitting, hanging out (listening to music and reading magazines), watching movies while chatting away on the computer… oh, and did I mention texting her friends? She’s addicted to text messaging almost as much as she’s addicted to looking at herself in the mirror. She always jokes to me that she got all the good looks in the family. But at least I seem to have inherited most of the brains. I’m pretty good in school, and I actually don’t mind doing homework. Of course, I’d much rather be playing baseball or reading comic books.

This past summer, the star pitcher on our team broke his arm, so Coach asked me to try out. It turns out I’m pretty good at pitching, so now I get rotated in during games. It’s fun and exciting, but there’s also a lot of pressure.

My dog Zeph is kind of like me. He tries to stay out of trouble, and he’s always interested in exploring new things. His sister, Sapphie, is a lot like Courtney… always getting into trouble. Zeph seems to be more scared of things. I guess that’s kind of like me, too. Take Easter, for example.

I used to be terrified of Easter… when I was little, of course. I’d wake up every few hours and search my room. I was terrified of the Easter Bunny. I kept imagining this giant, human-sized Easter Bunny with big red eyes creeping around in my room while I slept. You probably think that’s silly, right? But in the imagination of a small kid, it was scary stuff. My imagination sometimes runs wild. It’s probably from reading all the comic books. I like to read creepy stuff sometimes. My two favorite comic book series are Logan Zephyr and the Stellar Squadron (about exploring outer space) and Riley Couth the Super Sleuth (a detective series).

I even used my detective skills to help out the police this past summer. I don’t want to brag too much—it might make my ears turn red—but you can read all about it if you want.

Speaking of comics, I think I’ll spend the last few hours of my Spring Break reading them! Hope you had a great Easter and a wonderful Spring Break!

Until next time!


New Trailer for Corgi Capers: Deceit on Dorset Drive!

Check out my new book trailer on YouTube:

Those of you in the Northern Virginia area, be sure to stop by Leesburg’s First Friday on April 6th. I’ll be doing a book signing from 7 – 9 p.m. in front of the Very Virginia store!

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