Shia Porter's life is turned upside down the day he receives the news of his father's death and to make things worse, his mom has decided that moving from Los Angeles, California to Malta Bend, Missouri, population 211, is the best way to get on with their lives. Now, leaving behind friends, a home, and even his dog, he has come to the conclusion that this will be the loneliest, most uneventful summer of his life. But, unexpectedly, with the help of two unlikely friends, the nerdy boy at school & the eccentric girl next door, those thoughts quickly changed. With a summer filled with adventures, a secret hide-away, and plenty of schemes, together they climb, overcoming the obstacles of childhood, and even tackling some serious life lessons along the way. They learn the true meaning of friendship, the sorrows of loss, and the hardships of addiction. BeeJaye Green completed his first book at the age of 9, and ever since, hasn't been able to put the pen down. He enjoys watching movies, reading books, and spending time in the outdoors. He enjoys the company of friends and family, especially his mother, Debbie, whom he loves very much. He considers the craft of writing his own little sanctuary, and after losing his father to cancer at the age of 12, it gave him the security blanket he needed to overcome the struggles of losing a parent. Now, at the age of 29, he aspires to become the world's next Mark Twain, but until then, spending time with his wife Dawn and their three dogs keeps him busy enough. BeeJaye lives in Torrance, California, where he is currently working on his next novel, Chance.