SANTA CLARA, Calif. /Publishers Newswire/ — Author D.L. Carroll announces children’s chapter book, “Sir Licksalot & The Maverick Fools” (ISBN 1-60474-917-2) for Ages 9-12. Author D.L. Carroll intertwines alienation, adventure, and tween humor as the story of one boys struggle to fit in unfolds. This story demonstrates the acceptance of individuality and the power of friendship. Using dialogue children can relate to, the author captures even the most reluctant reader’s attention.

Blaze N. Haught, once the most popular kid in fifth grade, becomes a loner when his parents move from their big city condo to a beach house. His parents agree to adopt a stray dog, Sir Licksalot, so long as Blaze promises to make an effort to meet new friends. Finding it difficult to fit in with the neighborhood kids, Blaze competes in challenges to win their friendship. A competition is underway when the boys notice their sisters, and Sir Licksalot, have disappeared from the mysterious water fountain in Blaze’s backyard.

While searching for the girls and Sir Licksalot, the boys find themselves on a death-defying adventure in Mavericks Extreme Water Cave. Who said, “Surfs up”? Who will survive?

“Sir Licksalot & The Maverick Fools” (ISBN 1-60474-917-2), released by PublishAmerica, is available online at,,,, by request in book stores nationwide, and through wholesalers Ingram, Baker & Taylor and Brodart Co.

Review: 5 out of 5 stars! Sir Licksalot & The Maverick Fools, AUTHOR: D.L. Carroll. “I absolutely love this book! It has the adventures of The Goonies and the social bonding of The Sandlot in one awesome story. I hope this is a movie one day; it has the makings of an awesome storyline and plot. Although it seems inadequate, but I’m giving this book a 5.” Reviewer: Sunshine (entire review posted on GhostWriter Literary Reviews).

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