Problem: Ralph Henry Dalton thinks he’s supergreat at ev-ery-thing, and ev-ery-one in the Kingsley twins fifth grade class is sick of hearing it! When sending him into outer space is out of the question, how do you shut up such a Big Mouthed Bragger?
Jerrianna Kingsley, the creative optimist, believes she has the perfect solution. Hold an air hockey tournament Saturday, and set Ralph Henry up for The Ultimate Humiliation! Defeat at the paws of their newly acquired, uniquely talented Maine Coon cat, Snowshoe Mal.
New Problem: Malley doesn’t seem to like boys much and plays only if and when she feels like it.
Certain that Jerri’s plan is Doomed to Failure right from the beginning, pessimistic Jeoffrey plots Malley’s disappearance, hoping to enlist his mother’s cooperation in taking Malley’s place as their Mystery Guest Player. No one’s ever beaten her, and everyone would like to try! Mom’s The Perfect Choice!
Yeah, well, wouldn’t you know it?
1) Malley disappears without Jeoffrey’s help
2) Mom refuses to be their Mystery Guest Player
3) Ralph Henry IS supergreat at air hockey
4) The adults chaperoning this event had been rivals as children—and nothing has changed!
Terrific, just terrific! More than one Dalton needs to be challenged—and Malley is nowhere to be found!
Actually, Malley is right under their noses . . . making a stand for a different sort of dilemma . . .
About the Author
Whenever Anita gets the chance, she plays air hockey. She doesn’t care if it’s on a full size table at the bowling alley or the fairs or if it’s someone’s tabletop set—just let her at that mallet! She doesn’t play in any tournaments, but she thinks it’s fun to dream about it as Jeoffrey does.
Anita’s been telling stories since she was four and writing them since the fifth grade. In high school she wrote fan fiction and westerns. Usually when she was supposed to be paying attention to the teacher. As she is a lefty, left handed kids are featured in her work.
She’s had the pleasure of speaking in classrooms and at workshops about writing in general, ePublishing, and writing as a career.
Anita’s currently working on a young adult novel entitled Marooned on Planet EARTH: Book One The Scoville Tragedies and a middle grade time travel novel tentatively called Stagecoach at the Old Gristmill. More Kingsley Twins adventures are being mapped out.
She and her husband have four sons, grown now, and two granddaughters. While in the past they’ve had furry friends galore—horses, dogs, cats, gerbils, mice, birds, fish and little lizards—their zoo has dwindled to one lone Rat terrier cross named Kai Cei, Yes, she is named for the twins’ mom in The Kingsley Twins: Dalton’s Last Stand.
Besides reading and writing, she loves to ride horses and bikes; bowling and playing air hockey, hiking on a gorgeous day, and playing card and board games with family and friends.