Welcome to the book release celebration for my Aussie friend and critique partner, Carey Fessler. Foiled is a wonderfully fun middle grade romp through the New Mexico desert - all because of ... aliens!
A Top Secret incident.
A mysterious souvenir.
A wild cross-state adventure.
It’s 1947 on a U.S. Army base near Roswell, New Mexico, and eleven-year-old Kate’s friend and neighbor, Billy, shows her a secret. A CIA agent arrives at Billy’s house, to recover the Top Secret items, and threatens the family, warning them to never talk about the incident—ever. Special Agent Falco informs them of their sudden reassignment to Germany. Billy, not wanting to move to Germany or return his treasures, begs Kate for help. Feisty and fiercely loyal, she agrees to hide him.
Thus begins a most unusual road trip in which the two friends use their wits, their knowledge of the terrain and geography around the base, and sheer determination to evade capture. Kate must also reach her grandfather, more than two hundred miles away, and warn him how the secret poses a dangerous threat … to anyone involved.
Their race has begun, and there’s no turning back.
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Carey Fessler was a ‘military brat,’ growing up on Air Force bases around the U.S. of A until his mother decided to plant roots in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He learned to fly, parachute, and scuba dive before dropping out of the University of New Mexico and enlisting in the U.S. Navy to see the world, which he saw through a periscope since he joined the ‘silent service’—submarine duty. He unpacked his sea bag in the ‘Land Down Under’— Sydney, Australia where he worked as a postman, a flight planner for QANTAS, and an animator for Disney before becoming a children’s author.