Book List in Order: 12 titles


  • The last place on earth Taylor Sorenson wants to be is in Saigon in the middle of the Vietnam War. His mom dragged him here to visit his dad, who's stationed at the US embassy, and Taylor is bored out of his skull. One night, during an embassy dinner...



  • It's been a month since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. America is officially at war with Germany and Japan, and everyone wants to do their part. In twelve-year-old Colton's case, that means stepping up at home once his older brother, Danny, ships out w...



  • One brother home from war. The other desperate to save him. A gripping journey together to the river's end. Shane has always worshiped his big brother, Jeremy. But three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken their toll, and the easy-go-lucky br...



  • Anderson and his friends Greg and Julie have been doing everything they can to avoid the battered trunk full of old military things in his family's junk shop basement. Only, staying away seems impossible, and this time Anderson discovers a dusty Worl...



  • After three ghosts, it looks like things might be going back to normal for Anderson and his friends Greg and Julie. It's been a while since any ghosts have shown up, and the most annoying things lately are the loud barking dogs at the Dogs and Suds p...



  • History comes alive -- with ghosts! Anderson finds himself drawn to the old trunk of military relics in the basement of his family's junk shop again. His friends Greg and Julie warn him to stay away from it, but he can't help himself. This time An...



  • History comes alive -- with ghosts! In the basement of his family's junkshop, Anderson and his friends Greg and Julie discover a trunk full of old military stuff. Including a battered navy peacoat from World War II, and when Anderson puts it on he...



  • Heart-wrenching and real, Juvie tells the story of two sisters grappling with accountability, sacrifice -- and who will be there to help you after you take the fall. Sadie Windas has always been the responsible one -- she’s the star player o...



  • A gripping portrait of a teen's struggles through grief and abuse - and the miraculous power of animals to heal us. After her veterinarian dad dies, sixteen-year-old Iris Wight must leave her beloved Maine to live on a North Carolina farm with her...







  • "A classic loss-of-innocence story. . . . Readers will be haunted by the drama of harsh secrets close to home." —Booklist (starred review)It’s 1966, and Dewey is determined to start seventh grade right. No more being the brunt of every joke. Bu...



  • The dozen stories in Steve Watkins’s first book of fiction are funny, and odd, and resonant with clues to the secret ways of men and boys. In settings ranging from the dark underbelly of the Deep South and Texas to New York and beyond this country ...



  • Dogs and comic strips enjoy a long history together. But leave it to the highly creative mind of cartoonist Steve Watkins to come up with a dawg like no other. Watkins's pooch is none other than DJ Dog, a down-on-his-luck, ex-rap star canine forced b...


Complete Series List in Order

Ghosts of War

1) The Secret of Midway (Jan-2015)
2) Lost at Khe Sanh (Apr-2015)
3) Awol in North Africa (Apr-2016)
4) Fallen in Fredericksburg (Apr-2016)

Award-Winning Books by Steve Watkins

Down Sand Mountain
2008 Golden Kite -- Fiction
2009 Golden Kite -- Fiction