Freddie and Stumper Best Friends Forever
Freddie is a lonely boy who lives in the swamps of South Georgia with his parents. One day while fishing he meets a new friend … a bullfrog he calls Stumper. When the family moves to Florida, Freddie doesn’t want to lose his best friend and takes Stumper with him. But when they get to their new home there is no swamp nearby for Stumper to live in.
Finding a new home for Stumper isn’t Freddie’s only problem however. He’s making new friends and now Stumper is lonely. Maybe he needs to make new friends, too. What will they do? Will they stay best friends? Will they still have adventures together?
Find out how Freddie and Stumper work out the answers to their problems as you follow their adventures together and apart.
“These stories warmed my heart. I admire the authors’ dedication and imagination to bring such vivid stories to life.” – Karen H. Chapman, Crystal Lakes Elementary.
About Mary Lois Sanders (The Villages, Florida Author)
A native Texan, Mary Lois Sanders is the daughter of a Baptist preacher and a Baptist preacher’s daughter, both of whom were published authors in their special fields of expertise. They both loved music as well. Perhaps her love of both writing and music are in her genes, who knows? But she grew up loving to write and sing.
To this end, Mary Lois worked on her high school newspaper, wrote stories she never showed to anyone, and took voice and piano lessons. The voice lessons took, the piano just barely passed.
As she tells it, her most obvious talent, upon entering college, was singing, so she chose to major in music, earning both a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Baylor University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Church Music and Vocal Performance from Southwester Baptist Theological Seminary. Her writing skills became focused on academic articles and papers.
After teaching for nearly 20 years, Mary Lois married. Instead of teaching she became the volunteer minister of music in several churches in Kansas City and New Jersey. She also began writing for children. Her credits include nonfiction articles in Cobblestone, Calliope and other periodicals. She also wrote and published short stories for Boy’s Life and several anthologies. Her award-winning novels include:
• The Vision Seeker, A Tale of the Tuscarora, a YA historical novel awarded the Silver Medal for YA fiction by the Florida Book Awards in 2014, and First place for YA novel, published, in the Royal Palm Literary Awards of FWA in 2014. • Down from the Mountains, a Timothy Michael O’Hara Adventure—a Middle Grade historical novel that won First Place, Middle Grade published novel in the Royal Palm Literary Awards of FWA in 2014.
Mary Lois is a member of SCBWI, Florida Writer’s Association (FWA), and Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA). She’s also Publisher/Managing Editor of Creative Writer’s Notebook, a monthly newsletter for writers, and owner of Court Jester Publications.