Bob Shumaker was raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and now lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina with his wife, Sharon and their daughter, Katy. He retired early from his sales and marketing company to focus on one of his lifelong passions: writing. He began writing at age nine, inventing short stories and plays for his family and friends, and has never lost his love of storytelling.
The Secret of the Enchanted Forest is book one of The Schmooney Trilogies, a series of fantasy adventure novels for children. This is his first published novel. Watch the website www.museenterprises.net for news about his next books and other creative ventures.
Have you ever had that feeling? A feeling that something is about to happen, but you don’t know what?
Austin Cook has that feeling. But what he is about to experience is beyond anything he would have imagined.
As far back as Austin can remember he and his family have visited his uncle in Mountview, a small North Carolina town. For nature-loving Austin, it’s his favorite place on earth.
Uncle Steve always has wild, adventurous stories to tell. He is the ideal guide for a boy who wants to go exploring in the woods and Mountview is the perfect place for Austin to learn about the wildlife that fascinates him. He loves all kinds of animals, and they have always been drawn to him. For Austin, visits to Mountview are all about hiking in the mountains, learning about nature, playing with Uncle Steve’s pets, listening to wonderful stories, eating on the deck with his parents and his eight-year-old sister, Katie, and drinking Vernors Ginger Ale.
Then, during one seemingly ordinary trip, something extraordinary happens.
It starts with some special friendships and some unusual discoveries in the woods. Then Austin begins to hear strange things, things he just can’t explain. Piece by piece, he puts together a mystery. And suddenly this typical twelve-year-old boy discovers that he has an incredible gift.
Come along on the adventure of a lifetime in this first book of The Schmooney Trilogies. A special boy discovers his unique gift... and it opens the way to an unknown universe.