NC Literary Hall of Fame



Pepper's Misadventure by Renée Filippucci-Kotz

Archway Publishing
$8.99, paperback / $3.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-4808-5121-4
November, 2017
Children's: Chapter Book
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Pepper's Misadventure is the second book in the Amelia Jae series.

Pepper, recently adopted by AJ and her family, is on her way to the veterinarian when her family is in an auto accident. AJ takes Pepper out of the car to check on her. Pepper is frightened by a dog, jumps out of AJ's arms and runs away.

Pepper's Misadventure followos AJ, her friends Su Li and Cory, and her parents as they look for Pepper as well as Pepper's experience while she is lost.

Injured and alone, Pepper must navigate through a city with its frightening sounds and dangers.

Pets are an important part of our lives. Whether you have a pet or not, you'll understand how AJ feels about Pepper's disappearance.

Renée Filippucci-Kotz was born in New York and grew up in Kentucky. She developed a passion for books and animals as a child. Going to the library with her parents and brother was a favorite pastime. Renée became in became interested in writing for children while working with foster children. Pepper’s Misadventure is the second book in the Amelia Jae series. Pepper’s Misadventure received honorable mention in the Carteret Writers Contest.

Growing up Renée and her family had a variety of animals including gold fish, dogs, turtles, a cat, and a rabbit. In 2001 she began to volunteer with her local, county, animal shelter. Renée photographs animals for the shelter’s website and assists with adoptions.

When not writing, Renée enjoys traveling, reading, gardening and spending time with her husband and pets. Ms. Filippucci-Kotz lives in North Carolina.

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