Some deep thoughts (okay, not really) about life . . .
If I were independently wealthy I would spend my time reading, writing, and fishing. Since I'm not wealthy, and I have to pay the bills, I guess I'll occasionally stop by my classroom (that happens to be full of grade five monkeys) and see if I can teach them a thing or two. I hope you enjoy snooping around my site.
The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of School
Ten-Year Anniversary Edition
Audiobook is Now Available!
Narrated by Dustin Ebaugh.
The audiobook is available at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes!
Over 124,000 copies in print!
Originally published as The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade, but now it has a new cover and a new title, The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of School. It is the same humorous book with the same humorous story that kids love!
An International Reading Association and Children's Book Council "Children's Choices" Honor Book
An Alabama "Children's Choice Book Award" Winner
"Nonstop wacky action." - School Library
"A quick, fun read that will appeal to would-be show offs everywhere." -Booklist
"This very funny, very silly book is filled with kids, teachers and parents who will make you laugh - when you're not chuckling about Tony's latest antics." -The Washington Post
Summary: Anthony Madison, a.k.a. Tony Baloney, can't get enough of the Late Show with David Letterman. He loves the Late Show and will stop at nothing to get himself on the program. But to get from Kansas City to New York City, he'll have to pull out all the stops. With his own brand of Top Ten lists, and stunts that range from photocopying his hinder to taking to the field in a bear suit at a professional football game, Tony takes the NFL, MTV, New York City, the Hells Angels, his teacher, friends, family, and readers on an uproarious ride to remember.
The Mystery of King Tutankhamun
Print and Kindle versions are available at Amazon’s numerous worldwide sites. It is also available from Illusion Publishing.
Summary: During Egypt’s Eighteenth Dynasty, the Valley of the Kings was used as a royal graveyard. Over the next 3000 years, all but three tombs were discovered in that hot, barren valley. By the early 1900s, most archaeologists believed the three missing royal burial sites were located somewhere else. One of those tombs belonged to Tutankhamun, Egypt’s boy king.
However, Howard Carter, an archeologist, and George Herbert, a classic English aristocrat, believed differently. The two met for the first time in 1909 and discovered that they had something in common: a strong desire to find the location of Tutankhamun’s tomb. They formed an alliance and set their sights on this seemingly unattainable goal.
With imagined dialogue, Ken Derby reveals the true-life adventure story of Howard Carter, his discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, his attempts to unravel the mysteries surrounding this ancient Egyptian child king, and the puzzling “curses” that seemed to follow many involved with the tomb’s discovery.