Amy was cursed. There was no doubt about it. It happened the day her mother left her in an old Lost and Found box when she was only three. That day, she believed, was the day that she had been cursed with the uncanny ability to locate lost items, people and things, but never to be able to find things she had lost herself. Tossed around from home to home, because no one wants her around, Amy is placed under the care of an old German man named, Mr. Heckler. There Amy finds, a lost baby deer, a home, and a chance of a new life. Given a list of lost items to locate, Amy sets out to prove her abilities, only to find herself a pawn of power, in a very dangerous game of seek and find, where desperate individuals will stop at nothing until she has found every secret, and dug up every treasure the town has. FLOTSAM, is an adventure story that tells of forgiveness, and hope, of shipwrecked lives, and of those amazing coastguards of life who take the time to find us when we are lost.
Stephanie Skeem, the seventh child of nine children, was born on the sixth day of June on the sixth month, in the tiny town of Snowhere, sandwiched right in the middle of Somewhere and Nowhere, with Nothing Much in between. She lives on a not so ordinary farm, with a barn (that isn’t red) With goats that can fly over fences, an orphaned horse that thinks it’s a unicorn, and chickens that actually have invisible teeth. For fun, she sings to old people, does amazing hula hoop tricks, paints beautiful pictures, milks goats, has mud fights, rescues the poor and afflicted, and scuba dives through water that is amazingly populated with leaches, alligators and hippos, all while sitting at her writing desk.