J. Lasterday

J. Lasterday is me! It is the pen name I write under for my children’s books! And here’s the first one!

dogthedragonsexcapeebookcoverThe Dragon’s Escape (Dog the Dragon, Book 1)

A boy’s best friend may not be a dog, but could it be a dragon?

Ben Watson falls asleep in his bedroom dreaming of a pet dog, but he wakes in the land of knights! Worse, the villagers think he’s come to fight a dragon!

What will happen when Ben meets the dragon? Will he escape and find his way home?

When the adventure is over, will the dragon be more than just a dream?

The “Dog the Dragon” books are an early chapter book series to be most enjoyed by ages 6-10.

*Please note: The illustrations for this book are black and white in the paperback and full color in the kindle version!

So, the obvious question is why. Why would I use a pen name when I’ve already had great success with my Amanda Tru name? The answer is because I wanted to keep things separate. I wanted someone searching for my children’s books not to have to wade through my “grown-up” books and vice versa!

This book is the first in what is to be a long series about Ben and Dog. I love to here from readers. If you write to me, I will write back. I’d love to hear what kind of adventures readers would like to see Dog and Ben go on! If you are in the Boise, Idaho area and would like me to come visit a classroom or library, please contact me!

My contact info is below, or you can also contact me via my Amanda Tru contact links.




Lasterday, P.O. Box 192, Emmett, ID 83617



Heather Young

For more information, or to contact my fabulous  illustrator, Heather Young, look for her at her website or on Facebook!



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