What are the mysterious lights flitting above Oswego Lake on moonlit nights? Marsh gas? Ball lightning? Or holdovers from the dawn of Creation? When Jonathan Oliver makes it his homeschool project to track down the source of the Lake Lights, his search leads him to Iron Mountain's abandoned Prosser mine and its prehistoric secrets. After his brilliant father, Matthew Oliver, goes missing, Jon is left to decode a cryptic message leading to a remarkable invention. With his grandfather's help, Jon tries to outwit his father's former business partner, who will stop at nothing to steal the device and sell it to a shadowy criminal organization. Jon's dual discoveries not only help him deliver his city from total annihilation but also ultimately rock the scientific world to its foundations. The Lake Lights is the first title in William D. Burt's new Creation Seekers series.
About the Author
William D. Burt is the award-winning author of the seven-title Christian allegorical "King of the Trees" series. Other works are in progress. Two of his titles (out of three submitted) were finalists in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest: "The King of the Trees" and "The Golden Wood." "The King of the Trees" subsequently won the 2014 Silver Medal in the category of "Christian Fantasy." All seven of Burt's series titles have been awarded five stars by Readers' Favorite reviewers. He was also a 2013 finalist in The Authors Show.com "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" competition. Volume I in his new Creation Seekers series, "The Lake Lights" is Burt's first foray into the realm of science fiction. The plot deals with the discovery of a supposedly extinct dinosaur species in the state of Oregon as well as the invention of an anti-gravity device. As an Assistant Professor in the Special Education Department at Western Oregon University, Burt served as a successful grant-writer and program coordinator. He holds a B.S. in English from Lewis and Clark College and an M.S. from Western Oregon University in Deaf Education. Burt is an RID-certified sign-language interpreter with over forty years' experience. His interests include reading, foreign languages and mycology. He is married with two grown children.
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