Today, March 21, 2012, I am announcing the completion of “The Adventures of Charlotte Raccoon,” sequel to “The Adventures of Riley Raccoon.” I have yet to go through any proofreading or editing, but as it stands now, the book is 31,555 words long, and 22 chapters. As you can see, that’s over twice as many words but the same number of chapters as the first book. I have really fleshed out the story this time around, delving deeper into the characters, and the morals and philosophies woven into them.
The book tells the tale of Charlotte before she met Riley in his hamlet. It details her growing up in an urban environment, where resources are scarcer, creatures more dangerous, and raccoons more ruthless than in Riley’s peaceful little woodland habitat. She lived with her Uncle Tom in the suburbs, which are relatively peaceful compared to the downtown area, where her first best friend, Jack, is from. Going on adventures with Jack, she learns many things about the world, and about humans in particular. She takes up studying human behavior in an effort to understand why they do the strange things they do. Without spoiling any details, Charlotte’s and Jack’s morals are both tested against a force unbearably tempting.
This book is about standing by your moral beliefs, maintaining
your personal independence from others, and the importance of independent thought.
Look for it soon on Amazon!