Roland Smith is the author of over 35 books--novels, nonfiction books and picture books. He is a former research biologist and species coordinator for the endangered red wolf that has been successfully released back into the wild. He was also a consultant for the gray wolf release into Yellow Stone National Park. Some of his award winning books include: Zach’s Lie, Cryptid Hunters, Jaguar, Sea Otter Rescue, The Captain’s Dog, Elephant Run. Storm Runners
Jake, a teenager, travels to Arizona to join his grandfather on a visit to their Hopi tribal homeland in Arizona. He finds himself fighting to save an endangered Mexican wolf while learning about past and present battles in his own family.
When Briggs Barclay first meets his new neighbor Theodore Ranly he can't imagine what they might have in common. Briggs’ main ambition in life is to dazzle the freshman football coach. Theodore's got a killer arm, but the fact that he's confined to a wheelchair rules out any possibility of playing backyard tackle. They soon enter into a relationship that sends Briggs on the adventure of his life