Sands Hetherington WOI July '12 Tour


Sands Hetherington credits his son John for being his principal motivator. Sands raised his son as a single parent from the time John was six. He read to him every night during those formative years. He and young John developed the Crosley crocodile character in the series during months of bedtime story give-and-take. Sands majored in history at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and has an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro. He lives in Greensboro.



Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare

Written by Sands Hetherington

Illustrations by Jessica Love

List $7.99

Paperback 128 pages Also available in Kindle and Nook

Publisher: Dune Buggy Press; One edition (June 1, 2012)

ISBN-10: 0984741712 

ISBN-13: 978-0984741717


About the Book: When pineapple cheesecakes start disappearing from the world’s only Pineapple Cheesecake Factory across town, a zany red crocodile named Crosley enlists the help of young John Degraffenreidt to straighten things out. In this adventure-fantasy, the unlikely pair sneaks out of John’s house by becoming invisible, thanks to the I-ain’t-here doodad Crosley uses from the bunch of whatchamacallits hanging on his belt. Danger lies ahead as they embark on their Program, the Night Buddies word for Adventure, and make their way around the Borough chasing down enemies and dealing with the perils at hand. 


The story is filled with well-drawn fascinating characters embellished with some excellent illustrations by Jessica Love. The fonts change with emotion and circumstances, a fact that makes every page a little artwork that keep the child’s eye involved in the book. And just to make sure the youngsters reading this book have the inside information for a mystery, a glossary of ‘Night Buddies Uncommon Words’ is supplied – explaining ‘Jeeks’, ‘Wuff’, ‘Snerk!’ etc.  The 128-page book is packed with all-new picture drawings by illustrator Jessica Love.


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~Night Buddies June '12 Blog Book Tour Schedule~


1. April Renn

June 4 for Q&A and Giveaway


2. Sue Morris

June 5 for Q&A


3. Susan Heim

June 6 for guest post and giveaway


4. Diane Robinson

June 9 for review


5. Donna Lawrence


June 10 for guest post, excerpt and giveaway


6. Inspired Kathy

June 12 for interview and giveaway


7. Eric Weibel

June 13 for interview and giveaway


8. Paula Phillips

June 14 for review and guest post


9. Nicole Langan

June 15 for interview


10. Marshal Zeringue

June 18 for interview


11. Norma Willis

June 19 for review


12. Maggie Castelluccio

June 21 for guest post and giveaway