Arthur M. Mills, Jr.'s Arthur M. Mills, Jr.’s third grade teacher read Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the class and then asked the students to write a one-page sequel to the book. Arthur couldn't stop writing, and it was then that Arthur knew he would be a writer.
Arthur M. Mills, Jr. is a full-time husband, father, and Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army. If that isn’t busy enough, he is also a full-time author. Arthur is the creator of Branching Plot Books, a book series devoted to the art of double meanings and reader interaction. Branching Plot Books include the award-winning part-memoir and part-fiction novel The Empty Lot Next Door and the teen/young adult interactive fiction novel The Crawl Space, as well as the modern day fable The Haves and Have Nots.
Arthur and his wife, Yonsun, have two children, Arthur and Allen.
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The Haves and Have Nots: A Fable on Inequality
Branching Plot Books (2013)
Synopsis: Tolmie State Park seems like a paradise for the birds and woodland animals who reside there with enough fruit, nuts, seeds, and acorns for everyone. Enough until one day, Mitch the chipmunk, observes an unfamiliar group of blue birds arrive, which he soon learns are blue jays. At first, the blue jays appear friendly, even warning Mitch before Coyote can pounce and make a snack out of him.
But things take a turn for the worst as winter approaches and the chipmunks try to warn the blue jays to prepare for it. When the chipmunks discover someone has been stealing from their own hard-earned stores, conflict ensues in Tolmie State Park and the repercussions look like they will be devastating for all the creatures and the park itself.