Crow Monsterjunkie is a quiet, Goth teen whose looks keep people at bay and make him a target at school. His older sister has found other ways to fit in. His only real friends are the lovable, enchanting creatures on his parents' ancestral estate and his plastic Aurora monster models.
And he has secrets ---- too many, in fact, to hold.
Local suspicions about Crow's European family legacy put his parents' work at risk in the field of cryptozoology while a greed-driven plot ensues to expose and rid the macabre Monsterjunkies from their mysterious, secluded sanctuary at 1313 Road to Nowhere, Foggy Point, Maine.
As the threats to his world increase, Crow must decide whether to rise above the tormenters or to descend into self-righteous retaliation. And, he can no longer contain the anger he feels towards his well-meaning, extroverted but absent father.
In order to get support, he must relinquish his self-imposed exile and dismantle the emotional fortress he's created to cope with too much pressure, too much trauma, and not enough trust in the good.
With elements of magical realism, light-hearted humor, an ensemble cast, and contemporary teen issues.
About the Author
Erik, Daniel Shein Visionary Entrepreneur, and Animal Welfare Advocate Erik Daniel Shein was born Erik Daniel Stoops, November 18th 1966 He is an American writer, and Visionary, film producer, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, and philanthropist, Pet enthusiast and animal health advocate . He is the author and co authored of over 30 nonfiction and fiction books whose writings include six scientific articles in the field of herpetology. His children’s book, “The Forgotten Ornament” is a Christmas classic, and was endorsed by Hollywood legends Mickey and Jan Rooney. One of his passions is classic Animation, including his CGI and 2D original story, “The Legend of the Secret Pass” which was made into an independent theatrical animated motion picture with several A list celebrities. He was instrumental in raising productions funds and working with his team to make the project come to fruition. With Legend of Secret Pass Mr. Shein used his zoology studies, and his love for Fortean Zoology and American Indian mythology to weave a story that may become a classic fable. Mr. Shein also created the TV show Reptile Chronicles where he hosted each adventure as the character Professor E with his animated side kick, Doupy the Gila monster. The show received three media industry awards. Mr. Shein has consulted over the years with such organizations as the Arizona Fish and Game Department and USFWS in assisting them to protect endangered wildlife. He has lectured in over 400 elementary schools, on many conservation and animal-related topics. Mr. Shein’s media, ecological and educational goals are to protect and preserve the world’s flora and fauna. One of his dreams is to find a host city and create the Earth Genomic Institute and wildlife sanctuary. He currently resides in Arizona. http://www.linkedin.com/in/serpentauria http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2152193/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765465/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765465/