In Book 1 of the children’s book series The Traveling Gnome, a timid garden gnome with a big heart is kidnapped from his home by a group of kids and taken to Rome, Italy. It takes all of Alfie’s self-control to keep his existence a secret from the well-meaning kids who think of him only as a delicate ceramic figure to keep from breaking. But they find out soon enough that their photo prop isn’t just garden decoration. Alfie and the kids battle Roman traffic and pickpockets and learn the meaning of bravery when everything goes terribly wrong. Can Alfie forgive his new friends for taking him from his cozy home? Will he admit that his adventure of a lifetime was worth it?
The final draft of this book is currently undergoing final editing. I hope to have it available for purchase by the end of summer, 2019. Stay tuned! Thank you for reading.