Celtic Run Synopsis by Sean Vogel
Jake, a 14-year-old gadget whiz, didn’t plan on a summer full of treasure, thieves, and danger. He just got lucky.
on a class trip, Jake
stumbles upon the first clue to a treasure missing from the Spanish Armada.
Jake sees the riches as his chance to buy back the family sailboat and restore
a piece of the life he enjoyed before his father was critically injured in an
accident. Desperate to find the treasure, Jake teams up with Zach, his nemesis
and class bully, and two girls in a clue-hunting chase across the Ireland . Dingle Peninsula
Dodging would-be thieves, exchanging wisecracks with Zach, and concocting ingenious devices to get them out of scrapes, Jake leads the team as they connect piece after piece to the 400-year-old mystery.
Guest Post - Ultimate Dream
As an avid daydreamer, asking me to pick my ultimate dream is like asking Emeril Lagasse to choose his favorite dish. Combining my passion for history with my drive to create moving stories that spur the imagination would be the ultimate dream. Being involved in a project where I pull most of the storyline from true accounts and weave in just enough fiction to keep the pages turning is my goal. As a child, the We Were There When… series of books were some of my favorites. When you can teach while entertaining, you have done something significant.
About Sean Vogel
Growing up in a small town in
1980s, Sean was provided with an excellent garden for cultivating his writing
career. With only a few simplistic video games and three television channels,
he became an accomplished daydreamer and a creative outside adventurer. Michigan
A son of a garbage truck driver, Sean often received “gently used” items from his father’s route. With a bit of imagination and a little tinkering, these items were reborn as tools for battles against backyard bandits. These childhood experiences would later serve as the foundation and inspiration for Jake McGreevy’s gadgetry expertise.
Seeking his own adventures, Sean joined the Army via an ROTC scholarship at
. Living in Colorado State
University Germany for several years gave him the
opportunity to travel extensively in Europe.
During his time in the Army, he served in the Field Artillery and Signal Corp,
rising to the rank of Captain and receiving the Bronze Star Medal for his
service in . Iraq
Sean started drafting novels out of boredom during long deployments in the military; a pen is easier to carry than a guitar. But he soon fell in love with the frustrating, yet satisfying science called writing and has been hard at work ever since.
When he’s not helping his main character Jake get out of tangles, Sean is a department manager for a large aerospace company. He lives in
with his wife and their two dachshunds. Denver