In-progress. Middle-grade novel. The young calves of Lumpke Milk Farm couldn't be more bored with their lives, but when a nuclear accident endows them with incredible powers, their fortunes quickly change. Who else will be able to save Wisconsin from a 200-foot "jerk" chicken?
In progress. Middle-grade novel. The most advanced school in the world is run by a super-computer named Mr. CATS (Computer Assisted Teaching System) and only the smartest kids are accepted. But when Mr. CATS malfunctions trapping five of the smartest kids inside the school right before summer break, they'll have to outsmart the smartest computer in the world in order to make it out for their summer break.
Completed picture book series. Derek's first children's books (written at 15-years-old) are Dr. Seuss meets JRR Tolkien. They chronicle the tales of a young elf named Bo Bipps, who gets caught in the middle of a war between a race of good dragons and evil creatures who have discovered how to build flying aircrafts. How will one tiny elf be able to end a centuries old conflict?
Artwork by Derek's mother, renowned artist Melanie Taylor Kent.
Completed picture book. During a full moon, a family comes home to find their home in shambles. They are quick to blame the dog, but Scruffy is tied up outside. Unless Scruffy is... something else?
Completed picture book. A city on a faraway island discovered that all of its problems were solved when it was lifted onto stilts. But when a young boy discovers that the stilts are breaking and the city will soon plummet into the ocean, the mayor and the entire populous turn against him. Will he stick to his guns or go with the mob?
For business inquiries about any of these projects, please write to Derek@DerekTaylorKent.com