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~ Kate DiCamillo


Raymond Arroyo

Book Contest

will special limited edition boxEnter for a chance to win a SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION BOX and early copy of my forthcoming book, WILL WILDER: THE RELIC OF PERILOUS FALLS.  All you have to do is go to my Twitter or Facebook accounts and retweet or post the message about the box contest.  I will select 10 winners at random.  You can also email me at  Put Will Wilder Contest in the subject line.  This first book in the Will Wilder series premieres March 8th, but it is now available for PRE-ORDER wherever books or sold and online here. 


I am excited to share with you this new review from the American Library Association’s Booklist Magazine (1/16). The book premieres March 8, 2016. To PRE-ORDER click HERE.

Arroyo, Raymond (Author) , Caparo, Antonio Javier (Illustrator) Mar 2016. 336 p. Crown, hardcover, $16.99. (9780553539592). Crown, library edition, $19.99. (9780553539608).

After an incident involving a homemade catapult and a donkey ride gone bad leaves Will’s brother with a broken arm, their family trip to Florida is canceled. In an attempt to fix everything, Will hatches another harebrained scheme and sets out to steal an ancient relic—a bone of Saint Thomas that has healing powers.

However, Will’s theft unleashes demons on his town of Perilous Falls, thus fulfilling an ancient prophecy and revealing his own destiny. With the help of the Brethren, led by Will’s aunt Lucille, Will learns he is the one who must lead the Brethren to defeat the evil forces rising in Perilous Falls. A likable cast of characters, plenty of suspense, and battles between good and evil fill this exciting tale. With shades of Indiana Jones and Percy Jackson, Will Wilder’s antics are sure to appeal to middle-grade readers looking for the next great adventure.Sarah Bean Thompson

Will Wilder Book 1 Description kermancover

Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong twelve-year-old with an otherworldly gift—he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will “borrows” the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil.

As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, Will must set things right before it is too late. With the help of his sweet (if lethal) Great Aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of powerful artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world.

Fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Peter Lerangis’s Seven Wonders series will embrace this first epic adventure in a rollicking new series by this New York Times bestselling author.

Praise for Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls

“Suspense, adventure, humor, a compelling story, and characters that fired my imagination. Great fun and great frights.”
—Dean Koontz
, #1 New York Times bestselling author “

Will Wilder is a brand-new, refreshing, entertaining, intrepid young hero who magically combines humor and genuine suspense. And I love Great Aunt Lucille!”
Mary Higgins Clark, New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense”

“Laugh-out-loud humor, palpitation-inducing suspense, and cliffhangers galore await readers young and old. Who knew the battle between good and evil could be so much fun?” —William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist

“Monsters! Prophecies! Ancient relics! This is a wildly inventive book, and Will Wilder is just the kind of hero you want when the small town of Perilous Falls turns out to be the most important place in the universe.”
Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Cosmic


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