"Someday you're going to be someone's favorite author. I believe in you."
Being the middle daughter of a middle-class family, I was born in Center, Texas and was reared in the middle of America which may explain why--as a Type A personality--I love to be surrounded by action and adventure!
In a scary case of mistaken identity, Olivia Stone is threatened by Aga Kahn, a powerful Indian ruler, because she could pass as the twin of the missionary's deceased wife. Kahn calls her the Sahar of Zanzibar who has returned from the grave to torment him and demands that she leave the island or face his wrath. She'd come to exotic Zanzibar in search of adventure, but she experiences much more.
A handsome widower, Missionary Eli Deckland, steps between Olivia and the angry Indian, rescuing her. There's an instant connection between Olivia and Eli that escalates when he comes to her rescue again and again. Amid the chaos, Eli tries to prove Kahn murdered his late wife. After several attempts on Olivia's life, she's kidnapped. Eli joins the police to find her before it's too late.
Tubby Can't Swim is about a young hippo who wants to learn to swim. Despite the help of his friends, a parrot, a fish, two geese and a crocodile, he doesn't learn how. Then a wise owl tells him hippos don't swim, they push off the bottom of the river to get a breath when they need one. That makes him a happy hippo.