Dairy Surprised, Illustrated Children’s Book, Makes Science Fun With Farm Adventure

Dairy Surprised, a fun little book telling the adventures of two little mice, is now available on Amazon as an e-book or paperback.

The Adventures of Sawyer and Finn

A Twist of Science in Every Tale!

Adventures of Sawyer & Finn

Adventures of Sawyer & Finn

Sawyer and Finn are mice living in Farmer Huckleberry’s barn. They are cousins and best friends.

Dairy Surprised tells the story of their adventures one Saturday with Sam the horse and Polly the cow. Sawyer and Finn explore the barn and learn about cows and dairy products.

“It’s Saturday, and anything can happen on Saturday!” says Sawyer.

The book is fully illustrated with hand drawn and colored pictures throughout.

Suitable for children ages 4 to 8, Dairy Surprised includes educational material with more dairy and butter facts, a related science experiment for kids (with adult supervision), and links to Sawyer & Finn puzzles and coloring pages available for free download.

Finn waveDairy Surprised is currently exclusive to Amazon and costs only $2.99 for the e-book or $7.99 for the full-color paperback.

We are adding coloring pages and puzzles to the Lakehouse Publishing website, starting today! Click on the link to download any you would like. Lakehouse does not collect your information and would never allow any spam or cookies.

Coloring pages:

Finn Laughs

Sawyer Swims

Sawyer & Mom Coloring Page

Word Find Puzzles:

Sawyer & Finn Word Find

Farmer Huckleberry Puzzle

Download and enjoy! We’ll be adding more puzzles and coloring pages to the website and creating a special page for Sawyer & Finn’s adventures in the next couple of weeks. So be sure to bookmark us and come visit again.




MommaSaysRead Recommends Mortal Choices, Murder Mystery

Murder mystery Mortal Choices is bringing great reviews. We wanted to share the latest, from a great website called MommaSaysRead.

What does Momma have to say about Mortal Choices? She says Read!

MORTAL WEB small“Mortal choices is definitely a great read! I found the book to be a little gruesome in the beginning but its necessary to the book and really not gratuitous. It’s a very fast-paced book so be prepared to read this one cover to cover. It is a great mystery and kept me reading to the very end. The writing is very well done. You can tell that the author is a seasoned writer as it is well proofed and edited, which is always a bonus.

“I liked that I was kept guessing – duh, I like mystery. But Mortal Choices doesn’t drag or slow down at all. The story didn’t feel at all contrived. It was fresh and intriguing.

“I would definitely recommend It anyone who is up for a fast-pace deep mystery.”

The Mortal e-book is only $2.99 and the paperback $9.99 at any major online e-book retailer.

If you haven’t heard of MommaSaysRead yet, check out the website. It is full of free and bargain books, book reviews, author reviews and more. They are also preparing to do a huge book giveaway.

There are a good number of websites tracking free and bargain books, but Momma has one of the cleanest and easiest to navigate. So stop by and have a look.


Fishin’ Tales Paperback Now Available

The paperback version of Roy D. Mercer’s Fishin’ Tales is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It sure is a pretty thing!

Fishin' TalesThe e-book is available on Amazon, and should soon be available at all the major e-tailers.

See the paperback on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The e-book is on Amazon as well.

Fishin’ Tales is chock full of Roy’s down-home wisdom and observations, plus a fishing tip or two.

The book is already bringing in some great reviews. Here are a couple of our favorites.

“After I read it, I was happier than a kid with an All-Day sucker and two tongues.”  — Doodles Weaver

“A pack of lies! This whole thing smells fishy.”  — Milton Clump

“Roy rote a book? Makes about as much sense as a chimp doing brain surgery.”  — Dingo Malone

“It’s a 55 gallon drum of Horse-hockey!”  — Fleet Southcott


Roy D. Mercer is best known for his colorful phone calls and threats of ass whuppin’s and pop knots, but people who really know Roy realize there’s more to him than misunderstandings. There’s family and there’s fishing.

Few people are aware that Roy keeps a journal filled with observations about his family and his fishing trips. This book shares his tales about life in the double wide with his wife Sharon Gene, son Raymond, and step-daughter Lateesha. And of course, Lateesha’s dog, Bon Jovi.

As Roy says, “There always seems to be a ruckus goin’ around here. There was a time when I could settle ‘em down. But then the druggist started gettin’ suspicious at how much Nyquil we’s buyin’.”

It’s always something at the Mercer trailer.

“We just got back from a funeral. Sharon Gene’s cousin, Kelly Gene. His poor mamma was a dislessic and she always thought she named him after the dancer. Died of lime disease. Not from a tick bite, though. No, Kelly Gene was down in Quarez on a Tequila bender and as near as them Mexican doctors could tell, he sucked so many limes, he puckered his windpipe shut and assphixinated. Bad case of lime disease,” said Roy.

There are plenty of homemaking and child rearing tidbits here, but don’t miss out on all of Roy’s great fishing tips and tricks.

Roy doesn’t hold with store-bought bait. He prefers to make his own and he gives out some of the recipes in this book, like:

“Went out there and caught two or three perdy good-sized bass. Done it on some bait I made out of out-of-date biscuit dough, Cocoa Pebbles, and the run-off oil from a can of tuna fish.” You just can’t buy that kind of wisdom at the bait shop.

He also tells of some of his favorite fishing holes while recounting fishing trips with his many fishing buddies.

“Back on Tuesday, me and Raymond went and trickled off down the right leg of Wet Trouser Creek. If you get one of them lake and stream maps, it shows up on that thing as three or four little dark spots that trails off just south of the Tee-Tee River,” Roy says. “I did alright, but Raymond didn’t catch a thing. I told him it was ‘cause of the way he was workin’ his worm. You know usually you want to work a worm slowly back towards you, but for some reason, down on wet trouser creek, to catch anything you got to really give your worm a good shakin’.”

So dive on into Roy’s world and learn the true country way to reel in baskets of fish and deal with family trials and tribulations.


About the Author

boots (2)It’s long been legend that Roy D. Mercer was conceived under a shower of welding sparks and now, it seems that legend may actually be fact. Here’s the story as told in Roy’s own words.

“Mama and Daddy was working on the Hoover Dam back in the late ‘20s or early ‘30s. Daddy was a welder and Mama hauled them weldin’ rods. You know there’s just something about two folks up on a scaffolding by theyselves. It’s hot and they got them big weldin’ goggles on and such, and nature just took its course.

“They was a team, welder and weld-rod holder. Course she held more than just his weld-rod from what I understand. I come out nine months later with a full-growed set a teeth and doubled up fists.” 


Mortal Choices Featured Bargain Book at KindleBoards Today!

Here’s the post from www.kboards.blogspot.com. Really nice write up and feature over there.
Here’s a bargain Kindle book, available for 99 cents today!

Mortal Choices (Mortal Series), by D.E. Newcomb. (Still $0.99?)

Here’s a family drama with a female sleuth. Written about a journalist by a journalist, this well-written mystery is only 99 cents today!

“Take one reporter, add a rookie detective, multiply by disappearing people, minus the sale of human organs, equals Mortal Choices. To make the story more realistic, Newcomb did research in the inter workings of the police force and in aviation. An interview with a retired police detective and questions answered by active police officers gave insight to the workings of the local police department and a glimpse into the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Interviewing one with aviation experience helped to add flavor to the parts of the story when pilot, Steve Kerr, was written into a scene.” — Cynthia Harris, Amazon reviewer

Amanda Miller, an inquisitive journalist, is looking for distraction from a troubled home life when she crosses paths with Detective Terry Walkingstick, newly promoted and eager to prove himself.

Local police have just linked the disappearance of several area residents. A task force is created to investigate, but no one yet realizes a killer is hunting on the quiet suburban streets, snatching his victims without witnesses and seemingly at random.

When Terry and Amanda join forces, following the scant leads available, they discover what may be the elusive link between the missing people. Can a decades-old fire really be the connection’ And why do so many trails lead back to a local funeral home? Was a cunning serial killer forged in that fire?

The couple’s independent investigation uncovers leads and evidence, landing them in the middle of the case and in a killer’s crosshairs.

218 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 6 reviews.


Mortal Choices Trade Paperback Now Available

Mortal Choices, the first mystery in the Mortal series, is now available in trade paperback on Amazon for $9.99. The e-book remains $2.99. Both versions can be seen here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RLL9HM

The box of review copies arrived at the office Thursday, and they are beautiful! This is our first book available in print or electronic formats, so it’s very exciting to have the paper copies in hand.

Dairy Surprised is Coming Soon!

Dairy Surprised, our first hand-illustrated children’s book, will be available soon in e-book or print book formats. The artwork is starting to roll in, and it’s looking great!

Dairy Surprised is the story of mouse friends Sawyer and Finn and their adventure one Saturday. The mice live on a small farm with Sam the horse, Polly the cow, and of course Farmer Huckleberry.

While exploring the barn, the curious boys fall into a pail of milk and must use science to get out!

Dairy Surprised is the first in a series of lushly illustrated children’s books recounting the adventures of Sawyer and Finn. All the stories contain a science twist in the tale. The book are complete with enrichment materials and additional information about the topics discussed in the adventure.

Lakehouse Publishing is celebrating these books with free downloadable coloring pages and word search puzzles. Come back soon for more great free content and even more adventures!

Dairy Surpised is scheduled for publication in August.