A Boy and his Dog Play Tag with Dinosaurs in New Novel

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Donna Phelps’ characters are both fun and relatable while offering positive examples

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Encourage children to dream and take the time to write down their dreams

In the new young adult novel “Cameron and the Dinosaur Heroes” (published by AuthorHouse), by Donna Phelps, a young boy and his pet dog befriend an imaginary tyrannosaurus rex and help him find a place to belong. An excerpt:

“Cameron’s happy smile faded as his eyes refocused on the ceiling. His hands shook the box in his pocket. He still didn’t know what to do.
I wish I could play somewhere else, he thought. I wish I could play with dinosaurs. Now that would be fun.”

Inspired by the imagination of her own son, Phelps presents the story of Cameron and Kitt, a 10-year-old boy and his cocker spaniel. During one afternoon of boredom, they take an imaginary trip back to the Jurassic period and discover an exciting dinosaur world.

The two engage in fun with the dinosaur, playing games like dinosaur tag, but do so while helping him find a home. Phelps researched dinosaurs while preparing to write this book, choosing several species that are not often represented.

Phelps has a laudable goal with “Cameron and the Dinosaur Heroes.” “It is meant to encourage children to dream and take the time to write down their dreams, instead of just sitting in front of the TV or interacting with a video game.”

About the Author
Donna Phelps grew up as the daughter of a minister and a musician. Her family moved throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania, west into South Dakota and Colorado, then to New York.

She received her associate’s degree in business administration from Jamestown Community College, and worked as an administrative assistant for several different companies. She and her two boys live in Denver, Colorado. Her oldest son, Cameron, is now in seventh grade and he still loves learning about dinosaurs.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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