On Tuesday, August 22nd at 5:00pm, Writer’s Block Bookstore will host author James Ponti, whose newest series “Framed!” was featured on both Sunshine State lists for grades 3-5 and 6-8. James will be talking about his latest addition to the “Framed!” series, Vanished!
About the Book: Florian Bates – the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists – must uncover the truth behind a series of middle school pranks that may or may not involve the daughter of the President of the United States in this hilarious second novel in the T.O.A.S.T mystery series.
After helping the FBI solve an art theft at the National Gallery and uncovering a DC spy ring, Florian’s finding life at Alice Deal Middle School a little boring. But that’s all about to change! His FBI handler, Marcus, has a job for him! Is it a bank robbery? Counterfeit ring? International espionage? Actually it’s middle school pranks…
However, once the crime-solving pair arrive at the prestigious private school attended by the President’s daughter, they discover that there’s a lot more than a few pranks going on and the conspiracy of silence reaches all the way to the top. Can Florian and Margaret save the day? Or are they about to get toasted?
Author Bio: James Ponti was born in Italy, raised in Florida, and went to college in California. After receiving a degree in screenwriting from the USC Film School, he began a career writing and producing television shows for the likes of Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS, Spike TV, History Channel, and Golf Channel. James loves writing, travel, and the Boston Red Sox. He lives with his family in Maitland, Florida.