Walker Wildcats Year 1: Age 10 by Tamara Hart Heiner

The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Cassandra Jones

Life as a fifth-grader is anything but ordinary.

Walker wildcats year 1: age 10

Book 1 of 8 so far in an ongoing series.

What's special about Cassandra? Absolutely nothing. She's as ordinary as any other fifth grader. And yet her ordinary life is riddled with hilarious and sometimes heart-breaking mishaps as she guides herself through the world of pre-teens on the brink of adulthood. 

Cassandra Jones is the new girl at school. She's been uprooted from her beloved state of Texas and relocated to the hillbilly Ozarks of Springdale, Arkansas. She wonders if she will like her teacher or if she will have any friends. She can only hope school won't be harder than it was back home. 

She doesn't expect to have two close friends, and even worse, two friends that don't like each other. As she tries to make a spot for herself, will she keep her friendships intact? 

Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / New Experience

Secondary Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books

Language: English

Keywords: new girl, new school, new experiences, friendship

Word Count: 60000

Sales info:

This book is broken up into six books online. The first one is Permafree across the major retailers in the United States and averages 200 downloads a day, which leads into the other books in the series. Consistently a "bestseller" online.

The ideal scenario would be to translate the entire book and then break it up into the six pieces and set the first one as free so people download it and buy into the rest of the series.

Sample text:


New School


The van door slid shut behind Cassandra Jones as her brother climbed out, and still she stood in front of the new school, staring up at it. Her heart thumped out a staccato rhythm at double time. Duh-dum, duh-dum, duh-dum. She knew where her classroom was; her mom had shown her when they visited the school a few days ago. No, that wasn’t the problem.

The problem was, she didn’t know anyone. Last year had been the best one ever at North Ridge Elementary. She spent every spare moment with her best friend, Tammy. Her mind flashed on those images now, eating lunch together, running on the playground, trying to see who could go the highest on the swing set at Tammy’s house.

They’d left Texas right after the last day of school. As in, Cassandra walked out the school doors, talking with Tammy, and saw her mom’s van waiting in the pick up line. The whole family was already inside, the vehicle packed to the rafters with everything the moving truck hadn’t taken.

And in that moment, the gravity of the situation hit Cassandra like a grand piano. She thrust her arms around Tammy and sobbed into her shoulder.

“Cassie. Cassie!”

Her mom’s voice behind her made Cassandra zone back into reality. She blinked back moisture and turned to the open window and the van that hadn’t moved.

“Cassandra, I’m holding up the line,” her mom said, weary lines etched around her eyes. Still, she pursed her lips together, and Cassandra knew her mother wasn’t unsympathetic to her plight. “You’ve got to go inside, Cassie. You’re going to be fine.”

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Miriam Boetzer
Author review:
Professional, courteous, and timely. I'm excited to work with this German translator.
Already translated. Translated by Barbara Ricci
Author review:
Barbara's amazing. Very communicative, professional, responsive. One of the best translators I've worked with.
Already translated. Translated by Joana Palma
Author review:
Could not ask for a better translator. Communicative, friendly, and professional. She knows grammar and formatting. Very happy with how the book turned out and eager to work with her again.
Already translated. Translated by Victoria Otto
Author review:
She was excellent and communication and very, very prompt. I would definitely work with her again. One thing to note is make sure you have an editor on hand to double check punctuation and final formatting of the book after the translation.

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