Daniel Payne


The Edge, by Roland Smith

The Edge 11

The International Peace Ascent is the brainchild of billionaire Sebastian Plank: Recruit a global team of young climbers and film an inspiring, world-uniting documentary. The adventure begins when fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello and his mountaineer mother are helicoptered to a remote base camp in the Hindu Kush Mountains on the Afghanistan-Pakistan […]


Author Visits, March thru May 2016

As many of you know I have had an amazing time visiting with thousands and thousands of students at schools all across the country. Many of these schools have been repeat visits. A few years ago Marie and I visited schools coast to coast in our motorhome. We are planning […]

Author visits by motorhome

Beneath - a book written by Roland Smith

Beneath 65

What waits Beneath? Pat O’Toole has always idolized his older brother, Coop. He’s even helped Coop with some of his crazier plans — such as risking his life to help his big brother dig a tunnel underneath their neighborhood in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Coop is . . . […]


Alcatraz 5

With the nation reeling from the recent terrorist attacks, Q and Angela leave Chicago and arrive in San Francisco. Their parents are determined to continue the Match tour but for safety’s sake, they have decided to send Q and Angela to boarding school. Not happy at the thought of being […]


Video – Elephant Run 11

See a short  clip about Elephant Run from Scholastic Book fairs. Curriculum is ready. But as soon as Nick arrives, trouble erupts in this remote Burmese elephant village. Japanese soldiers invade, and Nick’s father is taken prisoner. Nick is stranded on the plantation, forced to work as a servant to […]