Alien on a Rampage
By Clete Smith
(Disney-Hyperion, Hardcover, 9781423134480, 304pp.)
Publication Date: June 2012
Categories: Family - Multigenerational
David is looking forward to spending another adventure-filled summer at his grandmother's Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast-a vacation hotspot for aliens. But as soon as he meets Grandma's new repairman, an alien named Scratchull, he becoms suspicious. The only problem is that it is difficult to be sneaky when you have a ravenous alien pet attached to you. Even though no one else-including Grandma-thinks that Scratchull is an underhanded handyman, David decides to spy on him. But no one believes David when he discovers that Scratchull really is an evil mastermind with a plot to destroy the planet. Without the help of Grandma and his friends, will David be able to save Earth before it's too late?
Clete Barrett Smith (www.cletebarrettsmith.com) was a teacher for over ten years in Bellingham, WA and has won several screenwriting awards. It took him about two years to get from idea to book deal, sneaking in an hour or two in the afternoons and dedicating his Sundays to writing, all while working toward his master's degree at Vermont College. He credits support from his wife, Myra, and two young daughters for getting him through the rigorous process. He used his experiences in the small towns and forested mountains of the Pacific Northwest when writing Aliens on Vacation and this book. He is currently working on a third adventure set in the Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast.