New to Kindle, a Novel Featuring Kids Resurrecting a Prehistoric Beast

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Wayne Maurice’s latest novel, “Dieno,” tells the story of 13-year-old Joel, whose unique abilities and interest in geology allow him to accomplish amazing things, like bringing a prehistoric creature back to life.

“Dieno,” a novel by Wayne Maurice, can now be purchased along with other short stories on Amazon’s Kindle. The novel tells the story of Joel, a 13-year-old boy, and Janice, his neighbor. Their shared interest in geology leads to many surprising adventures.

Joel, the protagonist of “Dieno,” has been diagnosed with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome, which contributes to his fascination with rocks and minerals, particularly amber. He purchases from a local gem shop a million year old amber piece that contains a bloated mosquito in it.

Together Joel and his neighbor Janice form a friendship as they attempt to extract the DNA contained in the amber-bound mosquito. Joel tells her his plan to draw blood from the mosquito and to inject the DNA into a goose egg and let it hatch.

Their efforts prove successful, and thirty days later a Brontosaurs is hatched. After capturing the dinosaur, Joel and Janice name it Dieno. The two ride Dieno around town. Meanwhile, Dieno’s fame draws worldwide visitors, an accomplishment that allows the two children to save their town from bankruptcy.

The novel appeals to a wide audience of young adult and adult readers who are interested in a surprising story about kids achieving the impossible. Says “Dieno” author, Wayne Maurice, “The story demonstrates the importance of friendship and not letting what some people consider disabilities stop you from achieving your goals. Joel and Janice work together to create something incredible.”

“Dieno” is available for sale online at and through other channels. Review copies and interviews are also available.

About the Author
Wayne Maurice has been diagnosed as autistic but has learned from his son about the gifts the condition offers. Considered disabled in school, Maurice excelled in his understanding of mathematics and in storytelling. When his son introduced him to the computer, he was able to express himself like never before and was able to write electronically some of the stories that pop into his mind. “Dieno” is Wayne Maurice’s second published work. He can be reached at (617) 744-6570 or at rahn70(at)gmail(dot)com.

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