Nancy Temple Rodrigue

 

Nancy Temple Rodrigue


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       Nancy Temple Rodrigue lives in the small town of Lompoc, California, where she writes her novels. Besides writing, Nancy enjoys driving her award-winning 1957 T- Bird and showing it at Car Shows.

      Writing about Walt Disney and the Disney parks comes easy for Nancy as she has been an avid Disney fan ever since she was 6 years old and went to Disneyland for the first time. Her novels show her admiration and respect for the man who started it all–Walt Disney.

       Nancy loves to entertain and educate her readers while providing a means to have a great time inside the realm Walt Disney created. Her first Disney themed novels are in the HIDDEN MICKEY series. The start of the adventure is HIDDEN MICKEY: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales! The inspiration for the first book came from long-time friend and past Disneyland cast member David W. Smith when he watched the Disney movie National Treasure. His idea was to base a story on Walt Disney being the person of interest behind a hidden treasure.

       Smith contacted Nancy asking her to co-author the book with him.  In the months that followed, Nancy created a great cryptic clue driven storyline with three main characters, Adam Michaels, Lance Brentwood, and Beth Roberts.   Adam and Lance found Walt Disney's lost Diary, and had to solve clues in the Diary.   Adam and lance soon realized they needed help, so they brought Beth in to assist.  With her characters, and a nearly completed storyline, Nancy now looked to David Smith to add his Disney knowledge, since he was a cast member and had many inside secrets.   Smith also added the great cliffhanger epilogue. This first book was released September, 2009.

       Readers were immediately hooked, and could't wait to devour more... but there was just one problem, the authors seemed to have a bit of writers block.  Nancy's husband, Russ, suggested they adapt the storyline from a different novel Nancy was working on.   This storyline would now bring in the element of fantasy, now introducing a Wolf character, and since Walt Disney was all about fantasy the authors decided it would be a great plot. Readers will see that this Wolf character is a bit mysterious, and he gives Walt a Red Diamond Pendant when Walt was in Colombia. This pendant has special powers, since it once belonging to Merlin.   HIDDEN MICKEY 2: It All Started… was now born, having a great main plot in the sequel.   This book released September, 2010.

       Nancy as a solo author moved ahead with the series to write HIDDEN MICKEY 3 Wolf!: The Legend of Tom Sawyer’s Island, creating the back story to her mysterious Wolf character introduced in book 2.  She introduces readers to his family, explains why he has those unusual abilities, his relationship with Walt Disney, and his relationship with Walt's legacy. Wolf's , mysterious powers include an unusual ability to traverse time. She also shows readers what that Pendant can really do.  This book was released at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books April, 2011.

      She then wraps up her Hidden Mickey Wolf segment of the storyline with HIDDEN MICKEY 4 Wolf!: Happily Ever After?   The question mark at the end of the sub-title makes one wonder, is this a real happily ever after, or???   In this 4th book of the series, Nancy has Wolf, Walt Disney and all her main characters involved in a final battle between good and evil, right there inside the Disneyland park.  What a great showdown! The book was released November 15, 2011, and a huge success at Disney's D23 Expo.

       Fans asked, and Nancy listened! Readers wanted more... and they wanted her next work to include younger readers.  The HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES series was born, now written for age 9 to Adult.  This series picks up right after book 4 in the HIDDEN MICKEY series, starting with HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 1: Peter and the Wolf.  These Action-Adventure Mysteries feature a younger generation of clue solvers. When Lance comes home with a Quest book, and takes the Family to Disneyland to run the quest, Peter and his brother stumble on a note written by the man himself, Walt Disney.  This book is full of danger, intrigue, and excitement, as the kids try to solve the clues left behind.   The series features favorite characters like Wolf, and introduces a new generation of clue solvers with Lance's son, Peter, and other new characters you will come to love.  The book released September, 2012.

       Book 2 in the series, HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 2: Peter and the Missing Mansion, leaves readers breathless as Peter finds himself alone, scared, and in the distant past in front of a hauntingly-familiar Mansion.  Join Peter and the mysterious Wolf as they embark on an action packed adventure when they accidentally alter present Disneyland by their actions.  This book released November, 2013 and was a big hit at Disney's D23 Expo.

       Book 3 in the series, HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 3: The Mermaid's Tale, continues with Peter, a small Mermaid statue that he found in the Mansion Attic, and he now faces a new foe. The mysterious Wolf is always present to step in to help, bit is it enough? This action packed adventure gives readers a glimpse into the past, back when Disneyland's Submarine Lagoon had actual Mermaids. This book released July, 2014 and a huge success at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

       Book 4, HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 4: Revenge of the Wolf, will take off right where book 3 ends, so look for the adventures of Peter and Wolf to continue. Release is yet to be determined in 2015.

       When Nancy wrote the storyline to HIDDEN MICKEY: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales!, she created a quest that Adam and Lance ran in Disneyland. Readers would comment on how much they enjoyed doing that same quest when visiting the park. This inspired the HIDDEN MICKEY QUESTS series, having Games and Quests to play in the Disney parks. The first is HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES: in Disneyland. This book is full of Scavenger hunt-type Quests, Games, and Challenges you will enjoy doing on your next visit to Disneyland, in California. Then there's HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES: in Disney California Adventure, with Scavenger hunt-type Quests in the new Cars Land, and Buena Vista Street, with Games and Challenges you can enjoy during your next visit to Disney California Adventure, in the Disneyland Resort. Nancy didn't want to leave the east coast out, so she added HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES: in WDW Magic Kingdom as the 3rd fun filled book with Scavenger hunt-type Quests, Games, and Challenges to play during visits to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, in Florida. More of these game books are coming, a book for each park, so enjoy these Quest/Game books as they allow you to see the Disney parks with a brand new set of eyes!

       As a talented and diverse author, Nancy authored The Fan Letter in addition to her Disney themed novels. This Romantic Fantasy is a book readers of all ages will enjoy, a light and fun read, and a nice addition to her other books!

       Nancy actively participates in book signings and speaking events, and she loves talking to people who enjoy her novels. Fans can follow Nancy on Facebook or Google+ or Twitter or visit Nancy's personal website and the author's blog where Nancy posts book signings and other events.

       Due to the popularity of the first book, Nancy formed The Hidden Mickey Fan Club and it's free to join online. Members get access to behind-the-scenes articles written by various past and present cast members in the Disney parks, advance announcements on future book signings and special events, and special pre-release opportunities and merchandise available in the Hidden Mickey series.

       You can also join The Hidden Mickey Fan Club on Facebook and when you 'Like' the Fan Club page you will be automatically entered in the "Like us" Contest to WIN a Game book. 


Nancy and Dave in Downtown Disney, Anaheim

Nancy Rodrigue and David W. Smith at Compass Books Downtown Disney, Anaheim
Book Signing Events are scheduled at Disneyland, Disney World, Barnes & Noble and other select locations.


Nancy Temple Rodrigue and the Tony Baxter at the Disneyana Convention

Nancy Rodrigue with Tony Baxter at the Disneyana Convention


References

HIDDEN MICKEY Mysteries

"HIDDEN MICKEY: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales! " the first novel of the Hidden Mickey series of action adventure novels about Walt Disney and DisneylandHIDDEN MICKEY: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales!
[Double-R Books]
(September 2009) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue and David W. Smith - An action-adventure Mystery novel about Walt Disney and Disneyland.  Readers of all ages will discover Fact with Fiction in this 488-page action-adventure Novel. 


"HIDDEN MICKEY 2: It All Started..." the second in the Hidden Mickey series of action adventure novels about Walt Disney and Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY 2: It All Started...
[Double-R Books]
(September 2010) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue and David W. Smith - The sequel and second book in the HIDDEN MICKEY novel series. Another Action Adventure Mystery novel about Walt Disney and Disneyland.  Historical Fact is again blended with Fiction to make this 456-page action-adventure mystery Novel.


"HIDDEN MICKEY 3 Wolf! : The Legend of Tom Sawyer's Island" the third in the Hidden Mickey series of action adventure novels about Walt Disney and Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY 3 Wolf!: The Legend of Tom Sawyer's Island
[Double-R Books]
(April 2011) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - The third book in the HIDDEN MICKEY novel series. Another Action-Adventure Mystery-Fantasy novel about Walt Disney and Disneyland.  The mysterious element in "Hidden Mickey 3 Wolf!" is "Things that happen in the Future, affect the Past!". This is once again Historical Fact blended with Fiction and Fantasy in another exciting 440-page Novel.


"HIDDEN MICKEY 4 Wolf! : Happily Ever After?" the fourth in the Hidden Mickey series of action adventure novels about Walt Disney and Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY 4 Wolf!: Happily Ever After?
[Double-R Books]
(August 2011) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - The fourth book in the HIDDEN MICKEY novel series. Another Action-Adventure Mystery-Fantasy novel about Walt Disney and Disneyland and the mysterious character Wolf! Join our heroes—past and present—as they unite for one last stand against the forces of evil in a showdown that will rock the very foundations on which Disneyland was built! This is once again Historical Fact blended with Fiction and Fantasy to make a 424 page Novel.



HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES series


"HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 1: Peter and the Wolf" the first novel in the new Hidden Mickey Adventures series, with more adventures about Walt Disney and Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 1: Peter and the Wolf
[Double-R Books]
(September 2012) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - The 1st novel in the HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES series. Join Lance's son, Peter, and the mysterious Wolf, as they embark on an action packed adventure when Peter finds the clue his dad didn't know about. You will once again be immersed into the life of Walt Disney and our favorite park, Disneyland.


"HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 2: Peter and the Missing Mansion" the second novel in the Hidden Mickey Adventures series, with more adventures about Walt Disney and Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 2: Peter and the Missing Mansion
[Double-R Books]
(November 2013) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - The 2nd novel in the HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES series. Join Lance's son, Peter, and the mysterious Wolf, as they embark on an action packed adventure when Peter finds himself in front of a seemingly familiar looking Mansion of the past and by his actions he accidentally alters present Disneyland. You will once again be immersed into the life of Walt Disney and our favorite park, Disneyland.


"HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 3: The Mermaid's Tale" the 3rd novel in the Hidden Mickey Adventures series, with more adventures about Walt Disney and Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 3: The Mermaid's Tale
[Double-R Books]
(July 2014) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - The 3rd novel in the HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES series. Join Peter, the mysterious Wolf, and the small Mermaid statue that Peter found in the Mansion Attic, and he faces a new foe in this action packed adventure. Readers get a glimpse into days gone by, when Disneyland's Submarine Lagoon had actual Mermaids. You will once again be transported to Walt Disney's Disneyland as the adventure continues.



HIDDEN MICKEY QUESTS series


"HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES: in Disneyland" the start of the Hidden Mickey Adventures series of more adventures about Walt Disney and Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES: in Disneyland
[Double-R Books]
(May 2012) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - The first book in the HIDDEN MICKEY QUESTS series. A book of 20 different Scavenger hunt Quests, Games, and Challenges readers can do on their next visit to Disneyland. Work alone, with friends, or team up and challenge them. Score points on each quest you finish. See who knows the park the best as you decipher cryptic clues and find hidden symbols. And for our fans with disabilities, amost every Challenge is Handicap Accessible. Available in paperback as well as in all eBook formats (just to prevent peeking at the answers, they are not in the book. Instead they are located online to add to the challenge).


"HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES: in Disneyland" the start of the Hidden Mickey Adventures series of more adventures about Walt Disney and Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES: in Disney California Adventure
[Double-R Books]
(August 2013) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - The second book in the HIDDEN MICKEY QUESTS series. A book of 20 different Scavenger hunt Quests, Games, and Challenges readers can do on their next visit to DCA in the Disneyland Resort. Work alone, with friends, or team up and challenge them. Score points on each quest you finish. See who knows the park the best as you decipher cryptic clues and find hidden symbols. And for our fans with disabilities, amost every Challenge is Handicap Accessible. Available in paperback as well as in all eBook formats (just to prevent peeking at the answers, they are not in the book. Instead they are located online to add to the challenge).


"HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES: in WDW Magic Kingdom" the second game book in the Hidden Mickey Adventures series HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES: in WDW Magic Kingdom
[Double-R Books]
(June 2012) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - A book of 20 different Scavenger hunt Quests, Games, and Challenges readers can do on their next visit to WDW Magic Kingdom. Work alone, with friends, or team up and challenge them. Score points on each quest you finish. See who knows the park the best as you decipher cryptic clues and find hidden symbols. And for our fans with disabilities, amost every Challenge is Handicap Accessible. Available in paperback as well as in all eBook formats (just to prevent peeking at the answers, they are not in the book. Instead they are located online to add to the challenge).



Other Books by Nancy Temple Rodrigue


"THE FAN LETTER" the Romantic Fantasy THE FAN LETTER
[Double-R Books]
(2011) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - A Romantic Fantasy novel about Leslie Nelson, a television series fan that sent a short story, a photo of herself, and commendation for her favorite actor's acting abilities. Their lives soon intertwine when her letter sets off a chain of events that affect both her life, as well as this actor’s life and career. Leslie finds her whole world is changed, now becoming intermingled with favorite television stars she had only admired from the safety of her living room. Follow the action and romance as this outsider becomes an insider in the fascinating world of Hollywood. This 258 page Novel was written with the adult in mind, but appropriate for all ages.


Nancy's books are available at Barnes & Noble bookstores, and many smaller independent bookstores, as well as online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Double-Rbooks.com, and more. If you would like an author autographed copy, you can get it on HiddenMickeyBook.com. Many local Public Libraries also have her books on their shelves. If your Bookstore or Library doesn't have them, just ask and they will order them for you.


 
 

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