This story is a reminder to kids and the adults who love them to keep eyes, minds, and hearts open; to be careful, but not close-minded. 

Different is not always bad, sometimes it is just different. 

And once in a while, it's downright wonderful! 


Desert Dreadfuls (Or... Maybe Not!)

  • Author Jerilynn Henrikson is a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, retired teacher, gardener, traveler, lover of dogs, horses, flowers, and kids of all ages. Jerilynn cannot remember when she did not love a good story. Since retiring from teaching English to teens, she has indulged her love of books by writing eight volumes for children. Desert Dreadfuls is her ninth book. Currently, she is working on a young adult historical fiction novel. All of Jerilynn's goodies can be found at 



  • Illustrator Elizabeth Daniel is a Kansas artist, Mother, sky gazer, junk store adventurer, and lover of all things unique and quirky. Elizabeth dabbles in all types of mediums and projects and when asked to team up and create a book for children she jumped at the opportunity. Find "Elizabeth Daniel- Art" on Facebook to check out her latest endeavors.