Clive is 11 and Brie is his 13-year-old sister. They experience the typical - and some very untypical - junior high school adventures. Clive is an internet entrepreneur who receives a "spam" email - and decides to "scam the spammer" by beating him at his own game. But a surprising turn of events has it working out in a way he never imagined! Brie gets caught up in her own foibles: She writes a humorous "anonymous" letter to a boy she likes, inviting him to the school dance - then faces real danger when she accepts an invitation from a handsome older boy. Their dad, Guy finds an heirloom pistol in the attic and, according to the instruction manual, decides to clean it - big mistake! But a bigger "danger" is his wife's cousin, Linda, who moves into town and sets her sights on him. Their mom, Constance, somehow gets "volunteered" to do things she really doesn't want to do - such as auditioning for a local production of Beauty and the Beast. It all comes together in a surprise twist of circumstances on opening night!
May 2007 : USA Paperback
September 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition