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I'm Feeling Bookish!
By David
Posted October 7, 2012

Yes, it's true, friends and family. In my spare time, which is mostly at night and on weekends, I've been writing adventure/mystery novels, and have now completed my first two books in the series.

The Mason Dexter Adventure Series is about a middle-school boy named Mason Dexter, who builds amazing gadgets and uses them to defeat assorted crooks and bullies. The series chronicles Mason's adventures together with his best friends Ron and Cheezer, and his faithful dog Pokey.

Of course, it's no coincidence that the main characters are in middle-school, considering that our children are around the same age and I wrote these books primarily for them to enjoy.

In the first book, Mason Dexter: The Original Adventure, Mason, Ron, and Cheezer discover weapons hidden in a dark warehouse on the edge of town and they help save the day. It's a feel-good, quick-paced, fun book to read.

In the second book, Mason Dexter: The Explosive Adventure, Mason and his best friends are called upon by a legendary U.S. Army General to recover a top-secret device which was stolen from an Army research facility. This is a longer novel than the first, with the action and adventure stepped up for more sophisticated readers.

Promo and covers of the first two Mason Dexter books
Promo and covers of the first two Mason Dexter books

The books are suspenseful, action-packed, and funny. They are meant to provide good-natured fun for anyone who enjoys the feeling of being young and experiencing fantastic adventures with loyal friends.

When I read these books to my children before their bedtime, they couldn't wait to hear the next chapter. I really enjoyed their eagerness to hear more, and the two months during which I read them the books almost every night, have been some of the best times for our family. And that's saying a lot, because we've been blessed with so many good times together.

I've also enjoyed the reactions of friends and other family members who have read the books. For me, that's what it's really about: Having the people closest to me read the books and enjoy them.

The process of writing the books has been interesting. I've discovered a way of avoiding the common problem of the dreaded writer's block. The writing then feels like I am watching a movie, only better in some ways. There's no depending on the whims of a movie producer or script writer -- for better or for worse. It's like watching a dream unfold on the screen of my word processor. But, on the other hand, it's a lot of work on top of my usual job as a news publisher.

And, speaking of jobs, although I will promote the books, the books are not primarily meant to provide me with income. They're mostly meant to be an enjoyable hobby I can share with my friends and family when they read the stories.

If, however, there happens to be a book publisher or movie producer who would like to turn the Mason Dexter Adventure Series into a huge money-making franchise, then, by all means, that would be the icing on the cake!

The paperback versions are due out in December 2012. In the meantime, to download any of my books in Kindle format, visit Amazon.com and search for "Mason Dexter" or Click Here.

You can first preview the books for free and see if you enjoy them. I hope you will and reviews on Amazon are more than welcome!

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