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  • Writer's pictureTrudi Trueit

The Tiger's Nest is Here!

I'm excited to be able to share that the fifth book in the Explorer Academy series: THE TIGER'S NEST is now available! In the story, Cruz must find TWO pieces of the cipher containing his mom's secret formula, and this leg of the journey has him traveling from the Seychelles to India to ... well, I'd better not reveal too much here. Let's just say he's in for plenty of surprises when an old foe returns. Cruz is as focused as ever in his quest to find all of the fragments of the formula, but his stubborn determination to go it alone may end up costing him a higher price than he ever expected to pay. As usual, look for the codes and hidden messages within the text and illustrations. There is much to find!

For me, this was the most emotional book in the series to write, so far. In thinking through the issues Cruz must face, I found myself contemplating life and death, and all the change these things brings to our lives. My dad died during the making of this book and it brought home to me the delicate and precious nature of family. My father is a big reason why I am a writer today. He was always supportive of my writing aspirations and goals and I am so glad I got to share the adventure of writing this series with him. I used to tell him all about my ideas for this book and I think he would have liked the end result!

If you'd like a signed copy of THE TIGER'S NEST, you can order one from The Neverending Bookshop. Call the store at (425) 415-1945 or email owner Annie Carl at

As always, thank you for reading. Dare to Explore!


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