Connie asked John McLay:

John, I found On Mountaintop Rock to be a refreshing change from many of the dystopian and supernatural books currently on the market for tweens and teens. That it is a great mystery novel and contains historical facts about Jasper, Alberta, means that the kids who read it are learning without even realising it. Do you plan to write a sequel?

John McLay Connie, I’m 40,000 words into a follow-up novel called On Pancake Island. It involves the same characters, with lots of mystery, history and–hopefully–just the right amount of romance. Between the lines of On Pancake Island, the reader gets an introduction to the historical events of the Yellowhead route, which became the Yellowhead Highway, connecting Canada’s four western provinces. The story also allows the reader to explore the identity of Yellowhead, the historical figure for whom the route was named. On Pancake Island begins where On Mountaintop Rock left off. Jenny and Edward are looking for treasure that’s gone missing from high up the side of Whistler’s Mountain in Jasper National Park. On Pancake Island also has another famous visitor. Again, the story is told through the eyes of young Edward, but it all starts with the author as an adult writing in his journal.

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