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Top-ranking outdoor author to attend Antioch's Summer Bazaar/Children's author ranks in Amazon's Top 100

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  • The Up North Adventure series by G.M. Moore targets ages 9-12.

    The Up North Adventure series by G.M. Moore targets ages 9-12.

Dan Stehl

Children's author G.M. Moore will appear at Antioch's Summer Bazaar at Main and Orchard streets in Antioch, Ill., to sign copies of the Up North Adventure series. The series, which ranks in Amazon's Top 100 in the outdoor and fishing genres, includes Muskie Attack, Ancient Elk Hunt and Snakehead Invasion.

The author will be onsite in the flea market area from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Books will be available for purchase at the event for $10 each or $25 for a complete set.

First, we had Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn; then came the Hardy Boys. Now welcome Pike and Griffy, two boys on a mission to catch the lunker of a lifetime. Moore's engaging three-part young adult series combines a Gary Paulsen-esque exhilaration for the outdoors with a problem-solving duo the likes of The Hardy Boys. The action-adventure series targets ages 9-12 and is based on the author's experiences growing up exploring the lakes of Hayward and Minong, Wis.

Set in northern Wisconsin, the adventure series is filled with fun, action-packed anecdotes that will keep even the most reluctant reader turning the page. In Muskie Attack, main characters Griffy and Pike team up to battle a ferocious, world record muskellunge. In Ancient Elk Hunt, the duo discover fossils hidden in Lost Land Lake and must fight a desperate, cunning archaeologist for the find. In the third book, Snakehead Invasion, the boys become entangled in a treacherous mystery and must stop an invasive species from ruining Lost Land Lake.

All three books won the Editor's Choice Award through online publisher iUniverse Inc. Muskie Attack and Ancient Elk Hunt also were named Star Award winners by the publisher and received its Reader's Choice Award. Ancient Elk Hunt was a finalist in the juvenile fiction category in the 2010 Book of the Year Awards by ForeWord Reviews.

Author G.M. Moore currently lives in Skokie, Ill., and has worked as a writer and editor for the Cincinnati Enquirer, Florida Today (Melbourne), The Daily Southtown (Tinley Park, Ill.), The Jackson (Tenn.) Sun, and The Commercial-News (Danville, Ill.), as well as magazines at Crain Communications (Chicago) and Reed Business Information (Oak Brook, Ill.)

Visit or for more information about the series. Ebook versions available for Nook, Kindle, iTunes and Google Play.