Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Dennis but most people just call me Den. I’m skinny and I’m afraid of Russell Folmer, who’s a well-known bully and lives just two doors down from my house. For that reason, I try to stick around home and have taken up model airplane building to stay busy.
What is your role in the story?
I tell the story. I begin as an introvert, but Jay, the kid over the back fence, manages through his volcanic personality to drag me into the sunlight through his own interest in model airplanes–and the fear he also has for Russell Folmer.
What is your favorite hobby?
Building and flying model airplanes.
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
The challenge is always overcoming fear, an emotion that only becomes greater with each crime Jay and I commit against Russell–wittingly or not–how angry he must be because of those crimes, and how much greater our punishment will be when he catches us.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
To be as brave and as popular as Clinton Farrow, which in the end proves to be the source of all the trouble.
Title: Russell’s Revenge
Author: Dennis Fishel
Genre: YA Humor, Adventure
Fate has been messing up Dennis’s life for as long as he can remember. It was Fate that decided Russell Folmer—the biggest, ugliest, and meanest kid on earth—would live only two houses south of Dennis’s. Fate was also responsible for making Russell the same age and placing him in the same school. So who else but malicious Fate would arrange for Russell to be in the wrong place at exactly the wrong time when the bombs crafted from the only product a dog manufactures fell from Dennis’s experimental kite?
Now, with dog dumplings decorating Russell’s extremely large and angry face, it looks as though Dennis’s days of successfully dodging the well-known bully are over. As the sound of Russell’s pounding feet gets ever closer, two questions flare up in Dennis’s panicked mind like neon in the blackness of a cave: What has he done to make Fate hate him so much, and how is he going to get out of this fix?
Owned and managed by dogs for most of his life, Dennis shares a home on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula with his four-legged boss, Sally. Together they pursue their interests in wooden boats, fly fishing, chasing down obscure historic sites, and hiking to remote places just for the fun of it.
Author Website: http://www.dennisfishel.com/