Henry Whiskers must face his fears and rescue his little sister from the scary Rat Alley in this fun, fast-paced debut chapter book set in Queen Mary’s historical dollhouse at Windsor Castle. Twenty-five generations of Whiskers have lived in Windsor Castle’s most famous exhibit: Queen Mary’s Dollhouse. For young, book-loving Henry Whiskers and his family, this is the perfect place to call home. But when the dollhouse undergoes unexpected repairs and Henry’s youngest sister, Isabel, goes missing, he risks everything in a whisker-whipping race against time to save her. His rescue mission will take him to the murky and scary world of Rat Alley, and Henry will have to dig deep and find the courage he never knew he had in order to bring his sister back home.
I am the author of a new middle grade series for children ages 7 - 10 called The Adventures of Henry Whiskers. Books one and two were released in 2017, and book number three is rattling around in my brain right this minute.
I am the youngest of eight – a yours, mine and ours. Guess which one I am. Yup! Ours! The only ours, by the way, which makes all of them mine!!!
I am married and have three grown children, a tabby cat named Tigger and a golden retriever named Clover. I’ve lived in the same town most of my life, but have been lucky enough to travel and to spend a few years living in England. We lived right near Windsor Castle, where the Queen of England lives and Henry Whiskers too. (Shh! The Queen doesn’t know.)
Some Other Fun Facts! I love the sun, soft sand and salt water; long walks, bike riding, swimming and skiing, the smell of star gazer lilies and cut grass, the sound of crickets and ocean surf and, when I’m home alone, I like to eat popcorn for dinner (no butter!).
Being the youngest in my family is the best education of all.
Some of my favorite childhood books are:
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett Wainscott Weasel by Tor Seidler A Rat’s Tale by Tor Seidler Cricket in Time Square by George Selden Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White I believe that where there’s a will, there’s a way. Believe!
I’ve had lots of wishes come true.
Daniel Duncan is an illustrator living in the UK who creates most of his work in an old stable turned studio. His work takes inspiration from cinema, old photos, and sports. Duncan graduated from Middlesex University with First Class Honours, and a bachelor’s degree in illustration. He was highly commended by Macmillan for the 2013 Children’s Book Competition, as well as being shortlisted for the 2014 AOI awards for the Children’s Books New Talent category.