The Missing Locket, The Magic Medallion, Curse of the Bayou, The Magician's Castle, and The Legend of Lupin Woods take twelve-year-old best friends, Cynthia and Gus, through a magic trunk in Cynthia's Attic that sends them through time solving mysteries and having adventures with their ancestors.
The author is also a dedicated advocate for closing down puppy mills and for pet adoption.
Adopted Dogs Make Fantastic Family Members, and, pretty great book characters, too!
I was in the middle of writing the fourth installment in my series, Cynthia's Attic, when our furry, adopted "daughter" left for Doggy Heaven. Molly was 16, and had filled our lives with joy, laughter and love for almost 13 years. My friends knew what a hole this left in my heart, so one suggested, "Why don't you write Molly into the book?"
Oooh, great idea! Molly, the Time Traveling Canine. Love it! Okay, that's not the title. It's really "Cynthia's Attic: The Magician's Castle (Book Four)," but this little pooch plays an important role in helping best friends, Cynthia and Gus, find clues that might lead to a magician's missing assistant (and fiancée).
I don't want to give away too much about Molly's magical role, but the name and stature of Secretariat comes to mind, and she clearly has powers that allow her to travel back and forth through time, and change shapes along the way. I can tell you right now, Molly has no evil intentions. Nor does she want to switch bodies with Cynthia or Gus. But, she does pull off some pretty amazing feats!
Just like our Molly, who stole the hearts of her mom and dad with her big brown eyes, wagging tail and boundless love so many years ago.
It's been over three years since we lost Molly; just long enough to finally give our hearts to another adopted daughter. Lucy is, without a doubt, the funniest dog I've ever been around, so expect to see a story, soon, about her exploits. Although Lucy isn't one of the characters in the fifth book, The Legend of Lupin Woods, who knows; she may, someday, get her own series!
And, please remember, Don't shop! Adopt!
Mary Cunningham, author
The Missing Locket
The Magic Medallion
Curse of the Bayou
The Magician's Castle
Legend of Lupin Woods
Cynthia’s Attic: The Legend of Lupin Woods (Book Five)
Cynthia's Attic: Legend of Lupin Woods (Book 5)
Cynthia and Gus have solved a lot of mysteries across time, but something is seriously wrong and things are beginning to unravel.
Aunt Belle is missing…again! Cynthia’s great-grandfather, Beau, was never found! And now they are wondering if Blackie is still making life miserable for Lilly and Annie.
This time, the twelve-year-old girls journey into a strange woods full of frightening creatures and dark secrets in search of answers.
From Aunt Belle's cottage to a small village in France, they meet new friends and discover a connection to New Orleans that may lead to the devious source behind these alarming developments. Or bigger trouble.
Bio: Like Cynthia and Gus, my childhood best friend, Cynthia and I grew up in a small, Southern Indiana town…the setting for the series. Not one summer day passed that we weren’t playing softball, hide and seek, badminton, or croquet with friends in the vacant lot behind Becky’s house.
In my attempt to grow up, I joined The Georgia Reading Association, and the Carrollton Creative Writers Club. When giving my fingers a day away from the keyboard, I enjoy golf, swimming and exploring the mountains of West Georgia where I live with my husband and adopted furry, four-legged daughter, Lucy. Together we’ve raised three creative children and are thrilled with our 2 granddaughters.
At last count, I’ve moved 9 times to six different states (all after the age of 36), and aside from the packing and unpacking, it’s been a great experience, having made some very dear and lasting friendships. My non-writing time is spent showing power point presentations on gathering ideas and the writing process to schools and libraries.
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