“I may be a greenhorn,” Keech Blackwood tells a “lawdog” sheriff, “but I’m far from a child.” And it’s true that, at 13, Keech has seen far more than most—he’s just recently watched his orphanage home burned with all his foster siblings inside and his caretakers killed by a man called Bad Whiskey Nelson. Now Keech is after vengeance, but when he meets a fellow group of orphans out for the same, the quest changes. The group sets out to track down a powerful object called the Char Stone, but Bad Whiskey is after it, too, and he’s got an army of outlaws he’s raised from the dead. Keech and his new crew battle zombie cowboys and the treacherous Wild West as they search for the stone, and discover things in their pasts that tie them to the quest. Cowriters McLelland and Sylvester incorporate aspects of Osage culture and legend into this action-packed series starter. Part western, part zombie flick, this pits scrappy, resourceful kids against some menacing villains—always a recipe for success. —Maggie Reagan

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We are ecstatic to share that “Legends of the Lost Causes” is a Junior Library Guild Selection!  The Junior Library Guild is an amazing resource for libraries and the leading book review and collection development service for 1000’s of K-12 schools and public libraries. Librarians who have subscribed to JLG receive a box of books each month that are appropriate for their students’ grade level. Legends of the Lost Causes will appear in JLG’s Spring 2018 newsletter and be available in the JLG box in May 2018.

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Finally, after a long wait, I can finally hold Book 1 of THE LOST CAUSES in my hands! The arrival of ARCs is a monumental time for any author, but this being my first book, holding the actual product is quite surreal.

  

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