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 contunues that 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.

      With fans writing in with questions about Wolf's friend Wals, Nancy next gives readers more of the HIDDEN MICKEY saga and storyline in HIDDEN MICKEY 4.5: Unfinished Business—Wals. The 5th book by Nancy Temple Rodrigue in the HIDDEN MICKEY series. After battling wicked Maleficent, traveling back in time to rescue a friend, and struggling to get over a broken heart, Wals finds himself alone with an exciting new quest from Walt Disney. Will he be able to figure it out by himself, or will he require help from an unlikely—and skeptical—source? Now is the time to wrap up some unfinished business. Disneyland is the backdrop for this exciting tale of hope, love, and discovery. Unfinished Business reunites us with a hard-working, deserving hero and introduces his beautiful partner as they work together to keep the Disney magic alive—both for themselves and for Walt’s legacy. Another "E-Ticket" ride adventure through Disney History. The book released July 15, 2017 at Disney's D23 Expo.

       Fans asked, and Nancy listened! Readers wanted more... so her next work is the HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES series, written for all ages, 9 to 90.  This series picks up right after HIDDEN MICKEY 4: Wolf! Happily Ever After? in the HIDDEN MICKEY series. First in the series is 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, 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, 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. This book released July, 2015 at Disney's D23 Expo.

       Book 5, HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 5: When You Wish, again takes off right where book 4 ended, so look for more adventures of Peter and Wolf to continue. This book released April, 2016.

       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 Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales!
[Double R Books]
(September 2009) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue and David W. Smith - The 1st book in the HIDDEN MICKEY mystery series about Walt Disney and Disneyland's Magic Kingdom written for Adults, Teens, & Tweens (age 10 to 100). Who knew a Disney Quest Event would lead Adam and Lance on a wild cross-country search filled with discoveries, about the famous man, his life, and about themselves. Beth, Adam's former girlfriend, was fired from her beloved job at Disneyland, thanks to Adam. Now he needs her help in untangling a web of clues that Walt left behind. Can she put their past aside and work with him again? Can the three friends decipher the eccentric clues that Disney himself may have ingeniously devised? As the clues lead them closer to their goal, and deeper in the legacy of Walt Disney himself, will they find some long-lost treasure? Anyone who loves all-things Disney will be swept up in the intrigue of the sometimes subtle, sometimes obscure, and always amazing facts surrounding one of the most recognized, beloved and ingenious men of all time. Walk in the shoes of our intrepid treasure hunters as they scavenge historical records and discover amazing connections, while they seek out what Walt may have left behind. The story continues in HIDDEN MICKEY 2: It All Started.... An "E-Ticket" ride through Disney's history. Readers of all ages will discover Historical Fact blended with Fiction. 


"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.  Missing a clue Lance stumbles on a mysterious red gemstone. Lance finds himself in an unfamiliar position alone and at loose ends. Now, in an ironic twist of fate, Lance is the one at the receiving end of a .44 Magnum. When he awakens in an unknown location, he learns that the legacy Walt set in place is more far-reaching than he had ever imagined. Can Lance earn the trust of the Blond-Haired Man s daughter, Kimberly, or does the feisty beauty have plans of her own? The intrigue heats up when Lance has to team up with Kimberly as the two embark on an even wilder quest to unravel Walt Disney s final clue and ultimately find the very treasure that helped Walt build the greatest entertainment company in the world. A chauffer was content to sit on the sidelines and live the easy life. Seeing a chance to up the stakes, he now will stop at nothing to step into the position of power he feels he has been deprived. The only thing he sees standing in his way is Lance and what appears to be a growing attachment between Lance and Kimberly. Who will win the battle for Walt s legacy the one man determined to preserve it or the other man determined to destroy it? In what seems to be a no-way-out situation, Lance discovers there is far more to the Legacy of the great showman, Walt Disney, and is thrust into a life-or-death race to uncover what the Master Storyteller wants someone to find. The story continues in HIDDEN MICKEY 3: Wolf! The Legend of Tom Sawyer's Island. Another "E-Ticket" ride adventure through Disney History. Historical Fact is again blended with Fiction.


"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. How far would you be willing to go to save your life--as well as the potential future of your boss, Walt Disney? Would you put your life in the hands of a mysterious security guard named Wolf who seems to have uncanny abilities that reach far beyond the realms of logic? Wolf has dedicated his life to guarding his boss Walt Disney. Little did he know how far-reaching that dedication would extend. Dr. Claude Houser, a doctor and scientist employed by Walt Disney, finds his life and Walt's future threatened by an unknown blackmailer. Wolf sends Disneyland cast member Wals Davis to aid the doctor and a damsel in distress. Wals now finds himself in a bizarre—yet strangely familiar—setting where time moves differently and things that occur in the present seem to have a profound effect on things that happen in the past. It will take all of Wolf's cunning to bring three vastly different people back through the swirling vortex of time. The story continues in... HIDDEN MICKEY 4: Wolf! Happily Ever After?. Another "E-Ticket" ride through Disney's history. This is Historical Fact blended with Fiction and Fantasy.


"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. Wolf, the mysterious Disneyland security guard and Guardian of Walt Disney, now armed with a 21st century helper and a beautiful damsel lost in the stream of time, finds himself traveling back and forth through history as he attempts to get the enchanted princess, Briar Rose, back home to her own castle and time. Once loved by the powerful Merlin, his apprentice Nimue shows her true colors by betraying him—and all who come close to her—as she attempts to regain control of the powerful pendant. Her name might change through the eons, but her heart of evil stays the same. Trying to keep his home base of Disneyland as his touchstone, Wolf struggles against the powers of darkness. When it finally overtakes him, his friend Wals must figure out a way to break through the fabric of time to bring back help. Returning to the Guardian's distant past, Wals must convince Wolf's warrior brother Mato to trust him and step into the swirling vortex that destroyed his brother's life. Join the 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. The story continues in... HIDDEN MICKEY 4.5: Unfinished Business—Wals. Another "E-Ticket" ride through Disney's history. Will it end...Happily Ever After? Historical Fact blended with Fiction and Fantasy.


"HIDDEN MICKEY 4.5: Unfinished Business—Wals" the fifth book by Nancy Temple Rodrigue in the Hidden Mickey series of action adventure novels about Walt Disney and Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY 4.5: Unfinished Business—Wals
[Double R Books]
(July 2017) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - The fifth book by Nancy Temple Rodrigue in the HIDDEN MICKEY novel series. Another Action-Adventure Mystery-Fantasy novel about Walt Disney and Disneyland and the mysterious character Wolf! Join Wals after he with Wolf was battling wicked Maleficent, traveling back in time to rescue a friend, and struggling to get over a broken heart. Wals finds himself alone with an exciting new quest from Walt Disney, but will he be able to figure it out by himself, or require help from an unlikely—and skeptical—source? A petite brunette with definite opinions might hold the key to solving Wals’ dilemma. Can they find a way to work together, or is Wals’ story too far-fetched to be believed? Disneyland is the backdrop for this exciting tale of hope, love, and discovery. Unfinished Business reunites us with a hard-working, deserving hero and introduces his beautiful partner as they work together to keep the Disney magic alive—both for themselves and for Walt’s legacy. The story continues in... HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 1: Peter and the Wolf. Another "E-Ticket" ride through Disney's history. Historical Fact blended with Fiction and Fantasy.



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) - The sixth Hidden Mickey novel by Nancy Temple Rodrigue, following Hidden Mickey 4.5: Unfinished Business—Wals. It continues the HIDDEN MICKEY saga of action-adventure mysteries about Walt Disney and Disneyland. The HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES series features a new generation of clue solvers, written for Adults, Teens, & Tweens (age 9 to 90) 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 ADVENTURES 4: Revenge of the Wolf" the 4th novel in the Hidden Mickey Adventures series, with more adventures about Walt Disney and Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 4: Revenge of the Wolf
[Double R Books]
(July 2015) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - The 4th novel in the HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES series. Armed with a new set of clues, Peter and Catie find themselves in parts of Disneyland they never expected to see. Wolf is still missing. Can Adam and Beth help see them to safety without Wolf? Who really wrote the clues? An old enemy is back. Determined to retrieve a cherished possession that has been lost for eons, she will stop at nothing to get it back—even if it means sacrificing Peter. Now is the time for revenge! You will once again be transported to Walt Disney's Disneyland as the adventure continues.


"HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 5: When You Wish" the 5th novel in the Hidden Mickey Adventures series, with more adventures about Walt Disney and Disneyland HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 5: When You Wish
[Double R Books]
(July 2016) By Nancy Temple Rodrigue - The 5th novel in the HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES series, and the 10th Hidden Mickey novel by Nancy Temple Rodrigue about Walt Disney and Disneyland. When tragedy strikes, Adam and Beth find it more and more difficult to believe in miracles. Will their family ever be whole again? Peter is handed a special message. It is from Walt Disney himself. Can Peter get back his love for Disneyland and fulfill his special Hidden Mickey quest? Or will the absence of his partner be too much for him? Walt exacts a promise from Wolf in exchange for his help. Wolf vowed never to take him on such a dangerous journey. Who will win this ultimate battle of wills? Now is the time to wish! Disneyland—now and in the future—is the backdrop for this exciting tale of hopes, dreams, and discovery. When You Wish unites families and friends as they work together to keep the Disney magic alive—both for themselves and for Walt’s legacy. Another "E-Ticket" ride through Disney's history.



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  in Disney California Adventure" 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 Disney California Adventure (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 the Walt Disney World (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, DoubleRbooks.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 them to order them.


 
 

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