B E Boucher is the author of the Jonster the Monster and the Bear trilogy. The Sceptre introduces Jonster the Monster and the Bear and friends to readers badly in need of good YA Fantasy stories. The Secret City is the second book in the series and continues the fantasy adventures of his beloved son Geof “the Bear,” who passed away in 2021 due to complications from brain cancer. To honor the spirit and values of his son, Boucher gives encouragement and hope to young people who are facing life threatening illnesses, bullying, or other tests of the soul. Geof was an “I got this” battler and an inspiration to everyone he touched. In the trilogy, the Bear teaches young people that their troubles can be overcome with humor, imagination, and a never say die attitude.