The Vanishing Kidnapper
Teenagers John and Kaitlyn Rivers have a simple life in their 1870s outpost, running their family's general store for the surrounding communities and operating the stagecoach stop. But one stormy night, the stage's visit is anything but ordinary. Kidnappings, attacks, and shady characters change a usually boring existence into a fight for life.
Confronted with their past, John and Kaitlyn begin to unravel a mystery that left them survivors of not one, but two kidnapping attempts. Their questions uncover facts different than the truth they had always believed. Now they have to decide whom to trust - and the lives of those they care about depend on it.
The Vanishing Kidnapper follows John and Kaitlyn's harrowing adventures in the Wild West and their discovery that people are not always what they appear to be.
About Danielle Grandinetti (Sheboygan, Wisconsin Author)
Since 2008, Danielle has worked as a freelance editor and writing instructor, helping teens and adults become better writers. She has also taught college courses on intercultural communication and group dynamics at Trinity International University. Other jobs have included piano teacher, assistant event coordinator, chapel coordinator, craft instructor, and bookseller. Over the years, she has had the privilege of doing short-term missions work in various countries, including Bolivia, Italy, England, and Uganda as well as volunteer work with junior highers.
While mystery is Danielle’s favorite genre to both read and write, she also enjoys historical topics, classic literature, and a good adventure. Danielle’s short stories and articles have appeared in several publications, including the 2014 Edition of the Christian Writer’s Market Guide, Parables Magazine, and The Storyteller Magazine. Her middle school, historical western mystery, The Vanishing Kidnapper, was published in December of 2015.
Danielle has earned an M.A. in Communication and Culture from Trinity International University, a B.A. in Communication from Louisiana Baptist University, and an A.A. in Biblical Studies from New Tribes Bible Institute, as well as attained the Apprentice, Journeyman, and Craftsman Level certifications from the Christian Writers Guild. Though a Chicagoland native, Danielle now lives in Wisconsin with her husband. She also enjoys a good cup of tea.