Hey … I’m Ned Herts. But you can call me Ned the Nerd. No, really … I don’t mind. My hobbies include: video games, comic books, creating superhero characters, bringing home awesome grades, tumbling into school lockers, and handing over my lunch money. Talents? Well, I have mastered the art of duck-and-cover while steering clear of Beck the Bonebreaker, my personal bully. Unfortunately, a super-bad school day involving a paper cut causes my parents to flip: They drag me to a karate class to toughen up.
Let me tell you something: When a guy like me lines up next to a cute girl to face his very first workout at the mercy of a weapons-happy martial arts teacher, it’s not pretty. But when a guy like me gets hauled into the woods in the middle of the night for another lesson, he’s going to wonder if superheroes can really exist and if his uncoordinated feet have just been placed on a very strange path.
Targeted Age Group: Middle Grade (Grades 2 – 7)
Book Price: .99
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About the Author:
Melissa Mertz owns and operates The Dojo Paramus in Paramus, NJ, where, as a 5th level Black Belt in Isshin-ryu, she has taught for over ten years. She is forever grateful for the opportunity and privilege of teaching martial arts to those who have trained with her. She thanks her students and their parents for their trust and for following her path to Black Belt. Melissa lives in New Jersey with her star-throwing son and the sweetest dog the world over.
Kea Alwang lives in New Jersey with her podcasting husband, film-obsessed son, book-munching daughter, and a self-absorbed parakeet. Apart from writing and world building, she teaches Isshin-ryu karate, searches for the perfect chocolate bar, and immerses herself in multiple fangirl obsessions.
Her other works include the Young Adult Speculative Fiction series, Based on a Dream.