Sled dogs and racing and everything exciting, ICE DOGS (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, late 2013), is a standalone adventure that sounds pretty adventurous (no, I couldn’t find another word). thrilled and honored to be able to reveal the stunning cover for Terry Lynn Johnson’s debut! Scroll down to read the synopsis, check out the cover, and enter to win an ARC of her book (open internationally)!
Sometimes I wish I could trade places with the dogs. They only have to worry about running and eating. They love fiercely and don’t worry about things they can’t control. And when someone dies, they can sit on top of their house, throw their head back and howl.
That’s how 14-year-old dogsledder Victoria Secord as felt ever since her father dies. A champion musher, Victoria is independent, self-reliant, and thanks to her father, an expert in surviving the unforgiving Alaskan bush. When an injured “city boy” and a freak snow storm both catch Victoria and her dog team by surprise, however, a routine trip becomes a life or death trek through the frozen wilderness. As temperatures drop and food stores run out, Victoria must find a way to save them all in this high stakes, high adventure middle grade novel of endurance, hope and finding your way back home.
Terry Lynn Johnson writes outdoor adventures. She is represented by Caryn Wiseman of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Terry’s writing is inspired by her own team of eighteen Alaskan Huskies. Her passion for adventure has provided her with a rich background to write from. She’s a member of the Outdoor Writers of Canada and The Dog Writers Association of America – recently winning the Maxwell Medallion of Excellence.
When she’s not writing, Terry enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, kayak expeditioning, and she occasionally tortures herself in a canoe race. Terry lives in Whitefish Falls, Ontario.
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