Author(s): Ruth Starke
Take the Yukon Express with Captain Congo and his loyal offsider Pug as they travel deep into the great Canadian north-west in pursuit of gold, ghosts and monsters. But who is pursuing our heroes? And what awaits them at the end of their treacherous journey to Klondike Creek? One thing is certain: when Pug mysteriously disappears at an old mining camp it will take more than strange lights, skeletons and a sasquatch to frighten off Captain Congo.
Ruth Starke has worked in public relations and travel marketing, and at a great variety of other jobs - of which the most interesting, she says, were selling French perfume in Harrods, cooking on the radio, taking tourists to Kashmir, and interviewing Grand Prix drivers. Ruth turned to fiction writing in 1992, and since then has written over a dozen award-winning and best-selling novels for young people including Aussie Chomps: Catland, Stella by the Sea and Captain Stella. Ruth lives in Adelaide where she teaches English at Flinders University and creative writing at TAFE. She reviews for Viewpoint and Australian Book Review magazines, has been a judge for the National Festival Awards for Children's Literature since 1995, and is deputy chair of the South Australian Writers' Centre. For more information visit: http://www.ruthstarke.itgo.com/index2.htm