A New Orleans native, Kathleen brings the city – and some great lessons – to life through the eyes of children and their pets.

When instruments belonging to famous New Orleans musicians begin to vanish only weeks before French Quarter Festival, Detective Louise Bouchet of the NOPD turns to the undercover agents who have helped her before—her nephew, Wyatt, and his pot-bellied pig, Walter. With Wyatt’s keen powers of observation and Walter’s snout for crime, the exceptional pair has never failed to crack a case. And Walter works for peanuts. Literally.

Look for this upcoming chapter book, The Case of the Left-hand Trombone, to be released in October 1, 2019. Pre-order is available through Amazon. Read the full synopsis here.

What readers had to say about the book…

Schrenk’s first novel, a coming-of-age story which explores the themes of family and friendship, follows eleven-year-old Zach through a landscape of city parks, little league baseball, and urban animal shelters. Zach’s growing awareness of the complicated world outside of his own little-league dramas requires him to make big-league decisions about what is most important.

Her first novel, a middle-grade fiction book titled A Dog Steals Home, is available from Amazon, Pelican Publishing Company and the gift shop at The Audubon Zoo. 

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