Boots and the Big Daddy Rattler

An Adventure Novel for Young Readers

by Curtis C. Matthews



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781425960087

About the Book

Marshal Campbell, an 11 year old ranch hand, lives alone with his dad, Tex, in rural West Texas.  He and his dog Boots, a furry red golden retriever mix, don’t need any help finding trouble in the rugged and sandy landscape. 


The hot summer day begins like any other, as Marshal and Boots feed the guineas and head out across the pasture looking for adventure.  What they don’t know is that a rhumba of rattlesnakes awaits them, hissing and rattling like a Friday night drumroll.


Their day-long adventure takes them into the next week, and the outcome is not guaranteed survival.

About the Author

Curtis C. Matthews is a first time author.  His initial and primary career was that of a computer and software services entrepreneur.  He received an MBA in management from Texas Christian University, and was the CEO of an Irving, Texas based internet services company.


His passions include his three children, his wife, and their menagerie of animals.  An avid outdoorsman, Curtis enjoys golf, bird watching, hunting, and fishing.  After moving to North Texas from the Midwest in 1993, Curtis began spending time in rural Texas and Western Ontario, Canada.  Because of his generous and benevolent in-laws, he has been the fortunate benefactor of a section (640 acres) of farmland just outside Turkey, Texas.  This and future adventure stories are loosely based on personal accounts while spending time outdoors with family and friends.


Curtis plans for Boots and the Big Daddy Rattler to be the initial platform for a young reader adventure series.  Significant proceeds from all his book sales will indeed be donated to either education or animal related causes.