Wednesday, December 19, 2012

May Finds a Way: Peril in Paris, by K.C. Frantzen

Today I welcome my friend, K.C. (Karen) Frantzen to the bayou. She is celebrating her second middle grade book in her May the K-9 Spy series. Actually, the book is written by May, the schnauzer, but since May doesn't have thumbs, her mom has to do the actual typing.

Dognapped! An enterprising escape, a perilous mission…
After going astray during K9 Service boot camp, May is captured and tries to find a way to the American Embassy in Paris.
Join her and Léonce, a feral cat, as they sniff out an evil plot leading from Benjamin Franklin’s park through the historic Passy Cemetery to The Pantheon… including a journey under the city!
“Kids of all ages will thrill to this fast-paced adventure as May encounters the heart of friendship, the nobility of sacrifice and love of country.” Vince Mooney, retired Air Force K9 flight leader, handler and trainer of two magnificent German Shepherds featured in NATO Day dog shows

Listen to an excerpt

KC and May worked with TW Vanya, the illustrator, to create this beautifully written and illustrated hard cover book.


Reader comments:

“I have to tell you that you are one special lady … reaching out to kids and sharing ‘some basic truths’ through your books.”
“Thank you for May Finds a Way. Very enjoyable. Waiting for Book 3, coming soon I hope.”

"Sat down yesterday to start reading your Second book...did not move until I was finished. It was just WONDERFUL !!! Felt like I was in Paris with you Miss May !!! Great read...Highly recommend both Miss May's books to everyone !! Love Ya !!!! Woof, Woof!!"
"I just finished May's second book. What a great read. I'm ordering several as Christmas gifts for my grandchildren. Lots of life lessons and making good decisions from a position of strength. My granddaughters gave the first book 4 thumbs up. I can't wait to see their faces when they discover the second book under their tree."
“I’m only on the first page and it already has me hooked.”

Check out May's web site

All photographs © KC Frantzen


May the K9 Spy (and KC Frantzen) said...

Miss Rita ~

Thank you for hostessing me and Mom today! PAWSOME!!!

We're reading your story about Nikki and the Legend of Ghost Dog Island at night. Fun!

Rita Monette, Writer said...

Great May. I know you and Snooper will get along fine...Only remember...he's not a good tracker like you, so you might need to give him a I mean paw.

Mary Connealy said...

HI KC and May. I'm giving both of the K9 Spy books to my granddaughter for Christmas. She's just old enough for Chapter Books and I'm hoping she'll let me read them to her. :)

Unknown said...

I LOVE these illustrations and can not wait to get the books for my three boys. AND We are planning on getting them a puppy in Jan or Feb...This sounds perfect. Best of luck, we need more Middle grades books like this. Tracy Sands (The Christian Alphabet Book)

Kitty Myers said...

The pictures are fantastic! Good choice of illustrator, May & Karen:)

May the K9 Spy (and KC Frantzen) said...

Thanks everypawdy!
Mr TW is pawmazing, and of course, my story is too... BOL!

Amber Holcomb said...

((Waving to KC and May!!))

Ever since I "met" KC over at Seekerville and through e-mail, she has blessed my life in so many ways! I really enjoyed her first book, and I'm sure this one is awesome!! I LOVE the cover, and the illustrations look great!

Keep up the great work, KC! And thank you for featuring her, Rita!


Rita Monette, Writer said...

I just LOVE the drawings! Hope you use the same artist for your next book.

Tim Davis said...

May - you are amazing! Your first book was very good, and now you've surpassed yourself! Sure hope there's a #3!

Cher' Shots said...

Believe me - May, her author Mom and their illustrator are all totally pawsome!