The Phantom Wolf of Lookout Mountain

Carl Watson 839813267515


1980s & '90s

Carl Watson

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Twelve-year-old, Mike and his cousin, William, become suspicious of the mysterious death of their grandfather's ranch foreman in New Mexico. Avoiding a gold-greedy murderer, they are helped by a mysterious Indian maiden, a shaman, and a white wolf to find gold coins and solve the mystery.



Short Summary

After the funeral of their grandparent's foreman, Mike and William discover a map that leads them to a cave containing a room full of skeletons and bags of gold coins. The shaman and white wolf appear. and the murderer fires his gun st them , causing an earthquake.

The boys escape the falling rocks in the cave. They fall into an underground river and are sucked into a passage that expels them in a waterfall out the side of the mountain. The boys decide to keep the location of the gold a secret because it is the site of the Indian rituals.


New Mexico

Based on a True Story


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Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Mike

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Confident,Heroic,Leader,Masculine,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: William

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Clumsy,Confident,Educated,Masculine,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Roscoe

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Criminal,Greedy,Villainous,Lone Wolf

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Development Pitch

Though Mike and William are friends, they have entirely different characteristics. Yet, with a strong sense of loyalty, they combine their skills to accomplish their goals. The personalities of the boys are based on the real-life characteristics of a pair of students in the author's classroom. The boys were also in his Boy Scout troop. Though the boys argued constantly, they were always together in all their activities. The story is filled with constant activity and challenge to keep either reader or viewer constantly involved in the story.

About The Author

Carl Watson is a former educator and has taught Language Art classes in both elementary and junior high environments. A published author, his work has appeared in both adult and children’s magazines. He is a graduate of North Texas State University and Texas Wesleyan University (ME). After being instrumental in writing a Leadership Training manual for the Boy Scouts of America, he assisted in writing a syllabus for Social Studies in the Fort Worth Public-School System. The Fort Worth National Bank awarded him a fellowship to continue his studies in creative writing. His work has appeared in several children’s magazines and in church school stories for the Methodist Publishing House, Child Life, and in True West Magazine. His first novel, Kid Clay (Argus Publishing, 2017) Kid Clay – A Cowboy’s Life on the Range, is a historical, western, adventure novel for middle graders based on his grandfather’s (Henry Carleton Clay) memoirs in which he describes his experiences as a teen cowboy during the time of the National Cattle Trail from 1880 to 1887. Watson’s latest, Silent Journey, is an inspirational, uplifting drama about a deaf fourteen-year-old boy and his dog. The boy dreams of a day when he and his father can have a home of their own. Published by Red Chair Press, it is scheduled for release in 2020.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Male Leaning

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