For Corbett Griffith III, divorce and two busy parents mean goodbye city life, hello great outdoors. With their busy Chicago careers and schedules, his parents just don’t seem to have any time for him. When his mother sends him to his uncle’s Wisconsin fishing resort for the summer, Corbett feels that there’s no one pulling for him or caring what happens to him. But all of that changes at Whispering Pines Lodge, Corbett learns he is never really alone, thanks to his Uncle Dell, who takes care of him, and his new friend Pike, who pulls him into one mischievous adventure after another. It’s a summer of change for ten-year-old Corbett—even his name changes, when a cute girl calls him “Griffy,” a nickname he likes enough to keep. Griffy and Pike spend the summer searching for adventures and cool things to do. When Griffy catches two elusive walleyes, he is surprised to discover how much he likes fishing. Eager to test his newfound skills, he and Pike are stunned to hear that a seventy-pound muskie is on the loose. They resolve to catch the ferocious fish, no matter what. For Pike catching a world record muskie would be about the sport. For Griffy it would be about something more. Maybe, just maybe, if he caught that fish is parents would take notice. Think alligator. Think prehistoric beast. Think mean. Will they be able to catch the muskie and stop it from attacking anyone or anything?
G. M. Moore is a former newspaper writer, editor and columnist. The author grew up battling game fish on the lakes of northern Wisconsin. During the summer months, you can still find the Chicago-area author up north and out on the lake.
The Up North Adventure series is based on the author's experiences exploring the lakes of Hayward and Minong, Wisconsin. Filled with action and fun anecdotes, the series will keep even the most reluctant reader turning the page.
The series includes, Muskie Attack (Book 1), Ancient Elk Hunt (Book 2) and Snakehead Invasion (Book 3).
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Muskie Attack was a great read. Perfect for the young and the young at heart. Filled with adventure and wonder, will hook you right from the beginning. Will have you searching for book 2. I give it 4 stars.
Where do you get your writing inspiration from? Mostly from kids and nature. I do school visits and in talking with kids I get a lot of great feedback and ideas.
Did you have to do any research for your books? If so what? Yes. I do most of my research online, and in the field, so to speak.
What are you working on now? I’m working on “Ghosts of Manitowish Waters,” a YA book inspired by a group of 6th –grade boys who wanted an action-adventure love story.
What is the hardest part of writing for you? Actually sitting down and doing it!
What can readers expect next? More action-adventure intrigue with a little mysticism sprinkled in.
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview and how would you answer that question? Can my company buy 10,000 copies of your book? YES!
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be? “Get busy living or get busy dying: The G.M. Moore Story” (I’m a big fan of “The Shawshank Redemption”)
Who is your favorite author? Stephen King
What is your guilty pleasure? Reece’s peanut butter eggs. The perfect peanut butter to chocolate ratio. Beats the cups, trees, pumpkins, hearts—hands down.
Highest point of your writing career? When a young boy used his own money to buy one of my books.
Advice for aspiring authors? Just keep on keeping on.
Last song that was stuck in your head? Downtown by Lady Antebellum