I am so pleased to feature the cover reveal day of fellow middle grade author Robert Polk! Robert and I became friends at Twitter, and to my delight, a few months later he signed with Anaiah Press to publish his middle grade book, OPERATION TREE ROPER: AN EYE ABOVE.

I loved what the folks at Anaiah did for my own MG cover, and I knew they would do a fabulous job creating Robert’s as well. Of course, the cover is perfectly beautiful, mysterious, and engaging!!

So without further ado….

here it is………

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Isn’t it gorgeous? But even more special than the beautiful cover is the touching story behind it. Read the synopsis below, and the interview with Robert on the Anaiah Press blog should NOT be missed.

About the Book:

Twelve-year-old Declan Parker was born with only one eye, but all he seems to have trouble seeing in proper perspective is himself. All he wants is for kids to see him as normal before he starts a new school in the fall. To that end, he sets out to make money helping with his dad’s tree care business.

Unfortunately, when his dad lands in the hospital after a climbing accident, Declan’s surgery hopes are wrecked. His only hope remains in a neighbor girl and her uncle, a wounded army veteran. Can they help him save his dad’s business, or will Declan’s once-courageous drive turn into total despair?

Operation Tree Roper: An Eye Above is a well-crafted story about a strong, dauntless young man who redefines the value of self-reflection. Declan is a character you won’t be able to forget.

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Release DATE:

October 7, 2014

About Robert:

Robert Polk lives in western Nebraska where he shares his love of books and the great outdoors with his wife and seven children. He is a former school counselor, business owner, and tree climbing arborist. Robert participates in his church and local community, currently serving on several non-profit boards.

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Author Photo- Robert Polk