About the Author:
Author Otis Ritch is a wild Choctaw Indian from the Mudlark bottoms in Stigler, Oklahoma. As a child he grew up in the desert Southwest, in and around the Casa Grande Valley in Arizona. As an adult he has traveled over half of the states in the United States working as a field hand, ginned cotton, worked cattle, worked on a core recovery drill rig, fry cook, service station attendant, pipe line construction, welded bridges, welding shop foreman, plowed land, irrigated crops, foreman on two farms, played music at honkytonks, sold everything from grand pianos to grandfather clocks, taught meditation classes, owned stores, etcetera. He also became a master boot maker and leather artist.
Author Otis Ritch loves to write books that teach truth, beauty, and goodness, as well as to entertain my readers. I truly believe that little children are the future of the world and that they will be the ones who will eventually bring harmony to our world.
He currently lives in Texas -- you know, that little suburb of Oklahoma just south of the Red River. Texas is the original home of tall tales and long winded people so he feels right at home here.
About the Book:
This is the 4th book in the Johnny SkyHawk series. In this story Johnny, Lena, and their son Tommy take a trip with some other children to a South American country to look at ruins of old temples. Tragedy strikes as their plane goes down in a jungle a hundred miles from the nearest civilization. They are stalked by head hunters, threatened by large cats, man eating fish, crocodiles, and nearly eaten alive by numerous insects. Johnny has to use all of his spiritual skills to save them and lead them to civilization once more. As in the previous books in this series things will happen throughout the story that will trigger memories of spiritual truths that his old grandfather taught him as a child. As in all the other books in the series the Grand Father teachings are an integral part of the story.