WAITING FOR THE VOO
BOOK 1 OF THE WARRENSBERG TRILOGY
"Last Thursday evening everything changed so much I almost didn't notice. My toothbrush grew two more bristles. Mayonnaise was a shade whiter. Some words had a few extra vowels. My ear wax smelled a bit like vanilla. (Don't ask.) My toes were even a little less crooked. Just a little. Everything was off."
— Wilkin Delgado
Waiting for the Voo is the story of a 13-year-old boy from Minnesota named Wilkin Delgado and a tug-o-war champion, gray-haired, exiled 14-year-old tattooed Missouri girl with serious anger issues by the name of Alice Jane Zelinski.
"You have to understand that I'm something of a legend in Missouri as the three-time tug-o-war champion of Jackson County. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that my fingers are listed as lethal weapons in three counties, five small towns and a Texaco station near Columbia."
— Alice Jane Zelinski
Wilkin and Alice Jane join forces with an intergalactic, flip-flop wearing plumber named Cardamon Webb to fix a nasty sewage problem that threatens to destroy the universe. Along the way the three—and one or two others—must deal with a spiky monster, a ch-duck, an ancient book, a rat, a pair of ostriches and the mysterious Voo.
"We need to repair a significant something—plug a rather large hole, if you will—on this side, of course."
— Cardamon Webb
Can the universe be saved? Probably not.
– indiereader (5-star review)
You can order Waiting for the Voo and the rest of The Warrensberg Trilogy (Escape from Dorkville and The Last Ma-Loo) from your local neighborhood bookseller. That's where I'd go.