If your school participates in Scholastic Book Clubs or Scholastic Book Fairs, you can pick up the first two books in my brand new series, DOG TAGS months before anyone else can get them in stores.
Here's what they're about:
Book 1: SEMPER FIDO
When Gus Dempsey joins the US Marine Corps, he knows without a doubt that he will make a great dog handler. He’s always been good with dogs. In fact, he’s often better with dogs than he is with people. But Loki is not the dog that Gus was expecting. Fun-loving and playful, Loki acts more like a pet than the well-trained, bomb-sniffing Marine that he’s supposed to be. But when Gus and Loki deploy to Afghanistan, they have no choice but to learn to work together. Because in war, getting along is a matter of life and death.
Book 2: STRAYS
How far would you go to save a life? Chuck and Ajax are partners, and they’re good at their job. Chuck leads Ajax through the jungles of Vietnam, and Ajax sniffs out hidden, deadly traps before they can hurt US soldiers. The war is almost over now, and the Army is grateful for Chuck’s service. They want to give him a medal. But their plans for Ajax are less noble. Suddenly, Chuck is forced to answer two impossible questions: Is his loyalty to Ajax or to the US Army? And just how far is he willing to go to protect his partner?
I hope you like 'em!
AN UPDATE: You can pre-order SEMPER FIDO wherever books are sold. It will be in stores in May!