My Books


The Wildes: Captivity

The Wildes have made some serious enemies in their last two adventures–and now they’ve all shown up in the little Texas town of Glen Rose with vengeance in their hearts. Moving the vaquitas to the Wilds has created quite a controversy and raised a national debate about how to save […]

The Wildes: Captivity

They Are Here! 1

Did you know that brown rats were brought to the United States in the eighteenth century on a ship from England? Or that thousands of exotic pets were released into the Florida Everglades after a hurricane in 1992, leading to today’s booming Burmese python population? All over the country, non-native […]

They Are Here!

The Wildes The Vaquita

The Wildes: The Vaquita 1

Ring and Asia Wilde’s wild life is anything but ordinary. Instead of attending school, they travel the world with their tutor and parents (scientists who work to protect endangered species). On their last adventure, they swung through the Amazon rainforest to save their mom from vile kidnappers–while defending the forest’s […]


The Wildes: The Amazon 1

Ring and Asia Wilde’s life is anything but ordinary. Some of their closest friends are endangered monkeys and rare birds. Instead of attending middle school, they accompany their parents (scientists who work to save endangered species) on adventures around the world. They spend more time climbing trees, tracking animal prints, […]

The Wildes: The Amazon

The Switch

The Switch

On the morning of Henry Ludd’s thirteenth birthday, the power goes out. No phones, no news, and planes are literally falling out of the sky. Henry’s father was away from the family farm and he has not returned. It’s worrisome as people descend into lawlessness. Four months later, the electricity […]


Descent 6

Peak and his team need to descend into Tibet after surviving an avalanche on the remote and isolated mountain of Hkakabo Razi. The only catch is that Peak’s famous mountaineering father, Josh, and climbing guide, Zopa, are both wanted by the Chinese government. As a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse ensues, making […]

Descent, by Roland Smith

Ascent, by Roland Smith

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After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes to Myanmar, a country that has been in the grips of a brutal military regime for more than fifty years, to visit Alessia. When he’s invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, Peak can’t […]


The Edge, by Roland Smith

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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 […]