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Season of the Cold MoonSEASON OF THE COLD MOON
Dianne Stewart

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Seventh-grader Anthony Wescott has escaped from a pirate, altered history, and helped capture criminals. In the finale of the Quimbaya trilogy, he longs for his time-traveling days while dodging the bullies of Jefferson Bainbridge Middle School.

Lured by historical accounts of an unsolved mystery in their quiet town, Anthony convinces his sister, Liv, and best friend, Cal, to travel to the 1830s to solve it. But what happens next is not in their plans...

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Anthony is kidnapped, and the fearless Cherokee boy who rescues him fails to escape the Trail of Tears as he was meant to do. Is Anthony willing to put his life on the line to save Daniel Kingfisher?

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For help, the three young people call on former pirate Robert Morehouse, who has perfected his survival skills across four centuries. By stagecoach, steamboat, and on horseback, they pursue Daniel and his captors. But the 1830s are a turbulent time in the young nation of America, and when the Season of the Cold Moon arrives early, Anthony must reach deep inside himself and learn the real meaning of courage.

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Buy from Amazon.comChildren's Adventure, 3rd book in the Quimnaya Trilogy
ISBN 13: 978-09831032-0-2, Trade paper, 240 pp. $8.95


LongitudeLongitude: Zero Degrees
Dianne Stewart

A summer in London and new adventures reunite the Quimbaya trio.

Seventh-grader Liv Wescott, her brother, Anthony, and Anthony's best friend, Cal Bradley, are in the historic capital while Liv's attorney father has business there. Afraid to leave their time travel box at home in America, they've brought it with them. On the overseas flight, they run into the eighteenth-century pirate they had previously transported to the twenty-first century: Robert Morehouse.

Popular and outgoing, Liv has always assumed she could have a close friend if she wanted one. But on her first day in London, she makes two enemies who turn her world upside-down:

Enemy #1: Lance Cumpston, dangerous crime boss, who wants to get rid
of Liv because he thinks she's seen something she shouldn't have

Enemy #2: Frederica Havard, a girl who steals the time travel box and
accidentally changes the outcomes of the American Revolution and
Britain's claim to the Prime Meridian

Every effort to put things right leads to new complications, and two historic figures lose their lives. The boys try to help–even Frederica tries to help–but they finally admit it's time to call on Morehouse.

With the fates of two nations at risk and their lives in danger, the young people must rely on their wits and courage. And along the way, Liv looks inside herself and discovers that when you reach out to an enemy, you
just might make a friend.

Buy from Amazon.comChildren’s Adventure, 2nd book in the Quimnaya Trilogy
ISBN 13: 978-09667359-4-9, Trade paper, 200pp, $8.95


QuimbayaQUIMBAYA
Dianne Stewart

Cal Bradley just wants his life to be normal. He wants to complete his history project—not travel back in time and become part of it. He dreams of being Most Valuable Player for his middle school basketball team—not causing his rival never to have been born. And he longs to forget about the eighteenth-century pirate that he accidentally caused to time-travel. Instead, Cal must risk his life to save him.

When Cal finds an old wooden box, he has no idea that it hides a special gold medallion that is about to change his life forever. The medallion seems to have a mind of its own, and certainly has all kinds of plans for Cal as it takes him and his friends on a journey that they never could have imagined. Along the way, Cal learns about himself, about helping friends, about taking responsibility. And he discovers that even his enemies are real people, too.

Buy from Amazon.comChildren’s Adventure, !st book in the Quimnaya Trilogy
ISBN 13: 978-09667359-8-7, Trade paper, 200pp, $8.95