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Tristan Bancks

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Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks is a children’s and teen author with a background in acting and filmmaking. His books include the My Life series, MAC SLATER COOLHUNTER (Australia and US) and TWO WOLVES, a crime-mystery novel for middle-graders. TWO WOLVES was shortlisted for the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award and will be released in the US as ON THE RUN in November 2015 (Farrar Straus Giroux). His short films as writer and director have won a number of awards and have screened widely in festivals and on TV. His most recent book is MY LIFE & OTHER STUFF MASSIVE MISTAKES, a third book of weird-funny-gross, semi-autobiographical short stories. Tristan is excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create.

Tristan Bancks

Books by Tristan Bancks

by Tristan Bancks - Children's 10-12, Mystery

Ben has always wanted to be a cop, so he's intrigued when police officers show up at the door, asking for his parents. Then his parents arrive after the police leave and rush him and his sister into the car, insisting they are going on a vacation. Ben's a little skeptical --- his family doesn't go on vacations. After they lose the police in a high-speed car chase and end up in a remote cabin deep in the woods, Ben discovers his parents' secret: millions of dollars were deposited into their bank account by accident, and they took the money and ran off.