"Bonnie Lanthripe's book engages me from the first words, gaining my attention with a tale with gusto, intrigue and suspense intermingled with animated dialogue. I smiled at the antics of the bright, curious, and delightful young characters. Her writing skills keep the story moving from one event to the next, creating a delightful, fun-loving book that is sure to capture the interest of many. I love to read anything Bonnie Lanthripe writes and hope to read many more of her books."

~ Kathryn Spurgeon, author of Love from the Inside Out


"The Ringleader promises to be a page-turning mystery novel for middle-school readers as they follow the fun adventures of the young heroes of this story."


~ Louise Tucker Jones, Gold Medallion Award-Winning Author/Inspirational Speaker/Columnist

"Successful playwright Bonnie Lanthripe brings her talents for fast pace and crisp dialogue to fiction for middle age readers. The Ringleader tracks the trends of today's pre-teen crowd — budding videographers, roaming wild animals, stumbling heroes in mysterious messes. This book is print for the You-Tube generation. It should be consumed with enthusiasm by those who order their reading served quickly with a generous side of slapstick humor."


~ Lynette L. Wert, ED.D., Professor Emeritus, Creative Studies Department, University of Central Oklahoma