Bass Lake Bunch – The Hideout at the Abandoned Fish Hatchery
While stopped at a gas station in a small town in Indiana, orphans Brianne and Kevin escape the custody of a social worker while being taken to a group home in Indianapolis. The siblings set out looking for a long lost aunt they hope to ﬁnd at a place called Bass Lake. Along the way the two of them meet three boys, best friends, who help them search for their family member.
The ﬁve young people hide out at an abandoned ﬁsh hatchery near the lake and help the orphans keep from being discovered. In the process, this “bunch” sets into motion events that draw a lake community together.
This is the ﬁrst novel of a series of experiences ﬁve children have at Bass Lake, Indiana, where children spend lazy summers having fun, getting into and out of humorous situations, and solving mysteries that intrigue them. Find out what adventures await “The Bass Lake Bunch” in this, their ﬁrst adventure that brings them together and makes them the best of friends.
About Charles R. Ratliff (South Bend, Indiana Author)
Charles R. Ratliff is a former award-winning journalist and teacher from Arizona and Indiana. He currently teaches middle school Language Arts at Knox Community Middle School, and has taught in Indiana for 12 years. As a teacher in Arizona, Mr. Ratliff was a 2004 Mohave County Teacher of the Year, and a 2005 Educator of the Year finalist for the Laughlin, Nevada Chamber of Commerce Community Achievement Awards.
Prior to becoming a teacher, Mr. Ratliff worked as a reporter and editor for several Arizona publications, including The Tombstone Epitaph, San Manuel Miner, and The Mohave Valley Daily News. Mr. Ratliff has earned awards in nearly every category of writing.
He currently resides at Bass Lake with his wife Elizabeth, and daughter, Rebecca.