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HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 5: When You Wish

HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 5
When You Wish

This newest release is volume 5 in the Hidden Mickey Adventures series, the book you have all been waiting for… action… adventure… and mystery surrounds Walt Disney and Wolf as they interact with Peter Brentwood in this 5th Disneyland clue-solving adventure.

Get a Signed copy at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books or D23 Expo.

As with all the other Hidden Mickey Adventures, this book was written for Adults, Teens, & Tweens (age 9 & up).

A FAMILY IN CRISIS

When tragedy strikes, Adam and Beth find it more and more difficult to believe in miracles. Will their family ever be whole again?

CAN A MAN FROM THE PAST REALLY HELP A BOY IN THE FUTURE?

Peter, still hurt and angry by the treatment he received at the hands of Nimue, is handed a special message. It is from Walt Disney himself. Can Peter get back his love for Disneyland and fulfill his special Hidden Mickey quest? Or will the absence of his partner be too much for him?

EXTORTION. BLACKMAIL. A FORBIDDEN GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE.

Walt exacts a promise from Wolf in exchange for his help. Wolf vowed never to take him on such a dangerous journey. Who will win this ultimate battle of wills?

NOW IS THE TIME TO WISH!

Disneyland now and in the future is the backdrop for this exciting tale of hopes, dreams, and discovery. When You Wish unites families and friends as they work together to keep the Disney magic alive both for themselves and for Walt s legacy.

Another “E-Ticket” ride through Disney’s history.

HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 5: When You Wish
HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 5: When You Wish

As you can see from the cover, Peter appears to be in the set of the Jungle Cruise Attraction at Disneyland.  Wolf seems to be lurking in the distance, keeping a watchful eye on things.  Why is Peter there at the Rhino scene? What could he possibly be looking for? Will he be caught when a Jungle Cruise captain catches a glimpse of a boy in a place he is not supposed to be? The answers to these questions, and many more, are answered as you are once again immersed in this fun fantastical Disneyland adventure that picks up right where the last book HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 4: Revenge of the Wolf left off, and brings you back to what happened to Lance in HIDDEN MICKEY 1: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell tales and HIDDEN MICKEY 2: It All Started… so hang on to your hats, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

Get a Signed copy at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books or D23 Expo.

If you can’t make it to those venues, this adventure is available in Hardcover edition, paperback edition, and eBook formats, from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and many many other Bookstores and online retailers.

Flesch-Kincaid Grade 4.1 – Flesch Reading Ease 83.6

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Highlights From D23 – 2015

Hello, Hidden Mickey fans!

I wanted to share some of my pictures from Disney’s D23 this year. D23 comes around every two years, and I have been privileged to have been there with my Hidden Mickey and Hidden Mickey Adventures novels since 2011. Every time it is different and we get to see new exhibits and meet new people. Being in a booth, I was there from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each of the three days. But, I did have some time before the event opened to the public on Friday morning to snoop around the exhibits in my section and get some pictures!

One of the first things we saw as we approached the Convention Center was Buzz Lightyear. Now, this was no ordinary Buzz. This was an actual Macy’s parade balloon. He was huge! I had never seen one of the balloons up close before and I can now understand why there are so many ropes and people helping guide it through the street.

Buzz Macy's Parade Balloon
Buzz Macy’s Parade Balloon

One of the exhibits that touched me the most was the Disney Archives. Some of you know the historian Dave Smith and his tireless efforts to preserve the history of both Walt Disney and Disneyland. Dave stopped by my booth, and it was nice to be able to say hello to him again.

Historian Dave Smith
Historian Dave Smith

The Archives was a treat for those of us who remember back to years ago. It brought back rides and parades and attractions that are no longer in the Park, but are still vivid in our memories.

Main Street Electrical Parade float
Main Street Electrical Parade float

Other displays showed us some of the designing concepts that the Imagineers when through to bring us some of our favorite rides. Here is an example of the Alice in Wonderland ride vehicle in concept and in reality:

Ride Vehicle prototype
Ride Vehicle prototype
Actual ride Vehicle
Actual ride Vehicle

Plus, we got to meet up close and personal Disneyland personalities like Murphy and Harold!:

Murphy seems to have lost her head
Murphy seems to have lost her head
Harold and an older Bobsled
Harold and an older Bobsled

Another part of D23 that made some of us (no names here…) tear up was seeing some of the rides that had been removed from the Park. One collector brought a working Peoplemover. The doors opened and closed, the roof raised, and there were four different spiels.

PeopleMover car number 10
PeopleMover car number 10

One highlight of the D23 Convention was seeing fans dress up as their favorite characters. The costumes were sometimes elaborate, sometimes whimsical. And, best of all, the costumed fans were always happy to stop for pictures! Here are a few of my favorites:

Is he or isn't he??
Is he or isn’t he??

Indy and Sallah.  Take Heed!
Indy and Sallah. Take Heed!

Mansion's Tightrope Walker
Mansion’s Tightrope Walker

The Mad Hatter was awfully nice for being mad
The Mad Hatter was awfully nice for being mad

As you can tell, there was something for everyone at the event. I was happy to release my newest novel: Hidden Mickey Adventures 4: Revenge of the Wolf. It, like most of my novels, is available now in paperback, hardback, and eBooks. Check them out on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Hidden Mickey Adventures 4: Revenge of the Wolf
Hidden Mickey Adventures 4: Revenge of the Wolf

I even got to meet Sven.

Sleigh ride with Sven
Sleigh ride with Sven

One person I couldn’t have done it without is my husband, Russ. He was at my side the entire event and worked tirelessly to help make it a success. And, by his side, is his service dog, Toto. As you can see, we wore her out!

Russ and a tired Toto
Russ and a tired Toto

Thank you to those of my Facebook fans who came to meet me. Some of you I got to meet for the first time in person. And some I got to see again and renew our acquaintance. You all made the event very special to me!

Best wishes to all of you and I hope you enjoyed my pictures from Disney’s D23 – 2015.

Nancy Temple Rodrigue

Game Book Giveaway in Disneyland Resort

Nancy Temple Rodrigue was in the "Disneyland Resort" in Anaheim, California, giving away Game Books.

Nancy Temple Rodrigue was in the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA
Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA

She stayed at the Paradise Pier Hotel.

This visit to the park was preparation for the ESPN Zone Hoopla, where she spoke to fans about the Hidden Mickey books.
Fans that found Nancy by locating her Hidden Mickey Flag won their own"HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES in Disneyland", or "HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES in Disney California Adventure" Game book, and they had fun Finding the Hidden Mickeys and doing the Games and Quests afterward!

Fans that spot this Hidden Mickey Flag WIN a 'HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES: in Disneyland' or 'HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES: in Disney California Adventure' Game Book.
The Hidden Mickey Flag



If you couldn’t make it, no problem, just go to the Hidden Mickey Fan Club page on Facebook and "Like" the Fan Club to be entered in the contest to WIN your own Game book!

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