All Press Releases for January 23, 2020

Be Careful What You Wish For!

Action- Adventure Series Highlights Infamous Komodo Dragon



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    OTTAWA, OH, January 23, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Luke and Austin Brockway can't seem to stop arguing. Luke says he'd rather have a grizzly bear for a brother. Austin claims a Komodo dragon would smell better than Luke. While they are on a school trip to the zoo, a violent storm creates chaos in the atmosphere, and their wishes are granted! Luke turns into a Komodo dragon, and Austin becomes a grizzly bear. Luke can't eat the frozen rats he gets for supper, and Austin is scared of his seven-hundred-pound roommates. Now you have the beginnings of a jam-packed action-adventure series for girls and boys in Curse of the Komodo.

The middle -grade series, written for girls, and boys, is filled with animal facts and perfect for animal enthusiasts. The books are a delightful combination of imagination and creativity while maintaining characters that are true-to-life and relatable for readers from MG and up.

Metamorphosis in and of itself is a powerful thing but combined with an old family curse, and the plot thickens. The main characters, Luke and Austin, manage to handle each trial and tribulation that they face as life-lessons learning about friendship, compassion for their respective brother, and love for their loved ones, and friends. Through their many adventures, they will often transform and learn how to fight as their animal would in the wild. Will they be able to overcome the evil that they face with good? Is it possible that the curse is, in fact, a blessing? Read and see. The adventure continues in the second installment of the series, 90% Human.

Defeating old enemies to save his family friends, puts the main character, Luke, in a terrible position. Protect his loved ones or remain cursed! What will he do? You'll have to read the third book, Return to Komodo Island, of the series to find out what the boys and their friend Megan will do.

What Readers Are Saying:
Curse of the Komodo is a fun read for young readers as well as adults! Filled with animal facts and a spell-binding story, this book hooks readers from start to finish!
L. Burnham, Teacher, Toledo, Ohio

Enjoyable book targeting middle school grades that contains adventure and suspense but also an age-appropriate underlying examination of morality and self-reflection. Great for animal enthusiasts! Amy E. Seward

Humor and adventure abound! Excellent book for young readers. Keep in mind this is book two in The Komodo Trilogy. Be sure to start with Curse of the Komodo! Russ S.

Curse of the Komodo and 90% Human, both won the Story Monster Approved award for excellence in children's literature, and both also won Honorable Mention in the 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Contest sponsored by Story Monsters Ink Magazine.

About the Author

M.C. (Peg) Berkhousen wrote her first poem in sixth grade and has been writing all her life. She was raised in Three Rivers, Michigan, where she frequently visited the library and checked out Cherry Ames and Sue Barton nursing stories. After graduation from Borgess School of Nursing in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Peg continued to write about her nursing experiences. She won Michigan Nurse Writer of the Year for her story about using journalism therapy with a psychiatric patient who was aboard the USS Hornet when it was sunk by the Japanese during WWII. While working in Staff Development at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan, she wrote, produced, and directed staff training videos that were published by J.B. Lippincott, New York. She wrote the script and was an Associate Producer for "Lincoln...In His Own Words," a project for Lincoln Life Insurance Company narrated by actor Hal Holbrook. On faculty for Trinity International Health Services, Peg provided Management Training and Consultation to Franciscan Sisters at Matre Dei Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Africa. She ended her nursing career as Director of Clinical Services, Trinity Home Health Services, and is now writing full time. Her Komodo Series is her first work of fiction. Peg resides in Ottawa Hills, Ohio. She hopes to continue volunteering at the Toledo Zoo, where she once interviewed a visiting Komodo dragon.

This title is available for significant discounts to schools, libraries, non-profits, retailers, and vendors through Progressive Rising Phoenix Press or Ingram/LSI. For media requests or event bookings, please contact the publisher at contact@progressiverisingphoenix.com

Purchase Curse of the Komodo, 90% Human, and Return to Komodo Island wherever books are sold including Amazon, Barnes, and Noble.com iTunes, Publisher and the Author.

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