As a part of Children's Book Week, I'm excited to announce the release of The Mystery of the Painted Book, a Pen & Quin: International Agents of Intrigue story.
When twelve-year-old twins Penelope and Quintus Grey Reyes are sent to Mexico to spend the summer with their grandparents, Pen creates a website advertising their services as international agents of intrigue. A mysterious client hires them. The assignment? To locate the Codex Cardona - a rare 15thcentury painted book.
The twins discover Abuelito, their grandfather, once searched for the same book, but he gave up the search when a friend disappeared. The book is rumored to be cursed, but Pen knows curses don't exist. Quin isn't so sure, and when Abuelito is attacked at the museum where he works, both twins are certain it has something to do with the missing codex.
While Pen and Quin track down the mysterious book, greasy art professor Flores follows their every move, but someone else is watching them too - someone who doesn't want the Codex Cardona to be found. The twins must draw on their combined skills of art and technology to uncover the mystery of the painted book.
I met the author for the first time several years ago when we ran our guesthouse in Eureka Springs and she came to stay with a group of friends. We run in the same NW Arkansas author circles, so we've bumped into each other several times since then, including recent video interviews with More Than A Review we both recorded. I'm thrilled that she accomplished her goal to have a book published!
You can find out more about this book and her tour schedule by tapping here.