Fourteen-year-old Angel Cerillos is stuck living with foster parents at a second-rate desert motel while his mother is in the hospital. Despite threats from a local rancher and his greedy foster father, Angel is determined to scour the harsh desert for turquoise nuggets that could pay for his mom's care. Without them, all he has of value is a carved, two-headed turquoise serpent, left to him by his mysterious father. It's a hard life. But the desert spirits are awakening, and the mythic power of his dragon talisman spins Angel into terrifying danger.
What readers say about Dragons of Desert and Dust...
"Dragons of Desert and Dust pulls you in. You can taste the dry dusty air and your own heart thumps wildly as you're taken on Angel's adventure in the desert of New Mexico." - Heather Wong
An intense story with graceful pacing that puts you in the shoes of Angel Cerillos as he longs for adventure and freedom in the New Mexico Desert. I simply could not stop reading!" - James Henry
Angel is on a desert treasure hunt, searching for valuable turquoise stones with enough power to break through the dusty chokehold on his life. Will the visions that appear and the dragon talisman he wears be enough for him to soar as the eagle does, to freedom and a noble destiny? - Torri McEntire
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About the Author
She blends the two careers that she loves - teaching intermediate and high school students, and of course...writing! Perhaps some of her students will hear the echoes of their passionate voices in the stories she writes.
Susan lives with her two border collie rescue dogs amid wild woods and overgrown gardens in Snohomish County, Washington. From there she supervises her three daughters, assorted sons-in-law and two grandsons. It's a great way to be a writer!
Find more information, free stories, and news about upcoming books at: http://www.susanbrownwrites.com
Susan is also one half of Stephanie Browning, the pen name shared with her writing partner of close to a thousand years, Anne Stephenson -