Hello. Axel here.

The life I've led is one I never imagined--at the start, one I never would have chosen.

One thing I've discovered is that, while you may not be able to choose the events in your life, you can direct your fate.

I' m very fortunate to be able to work for an organization that sees the best potential in people--and the world--and works to bring it about.

Storytelling got me through some rugged times as a lad, and it's long been my dream to be able to tell stories based (sometimes loosely, sometimes not) on my own adventures.

I'm beyond excited about the publication of AGENT COLT SHORE: DOMINO 29. Colt is in some ways a young me--but I hope that in some ways, he's a young you, also. So please join us for the adventure!


Agent Colt Shore: Domino 29 Fan Fiction Contest

Arundel Publishing is announcing our first young adult reading contest. Our newest young adult thriller, Agent Colt Shore: Domino 29 has received many positive reviews from you so, we would like for you to use your creativity to write us!

We are asking that readers write an action and adventure based short story that is both exciting and positive. All stories should include at least one of your favorite characters from the book and can be any length you choose.

Please submit all entries to Karen.lee@​arundelpublishing.com by December 15th, 2013. Winners will receive an age appropriate spy kit, along with the opportunity to be published in an upcoming F.A.L.C.O.N tale. We look forward to reading your stories!

Happy writing!

Welcome to the official AXEL AVIAN author site!

It was wonderful to meet so many readers at Book Expo America! When you're done reading, I'd love to hear from you!

What would YOU ask a spy, if you could?
then email or tweet him your questions!

I'm enjoying meeting readers in classrooms, libraries and hospitals. Contact me if you'd like to arrange a visit!

Decoder Wheel Activity

Small Decoder Wheel

Large Decoder Wheel

Instructions: Print wheels on white or colored paper, cut out, and connect using a paper brad. The smallest wheel and the medium wheel each have common alphabet letters, numbers, and symbols. This is so that one wheel can be turned then matched up with the other wheel for one code. For example, T can match up with K, setting all the other letters on the wheels up as a code itself. The largest wheel is for you to make up your own code; write new code symbols(±, ≠, ∞, ┴, ≈) lining up with an upright letter on the right side of the wheel. You and your friend must have the same made up code on your largest wheel in order for your decoder to work using the made up code. If your friend has the same wheel, you could put the code at the top of the note, for instance "T=K", so that his friend can line up those letters on the wheel and decipher the note from there. Of course, in order to write in his secret code, the friend will need to have the same code on his wheel. This alphabet wheel by itself makes several systems, since A can = A or B or C or L or K, etc. If H=5, then 4WW1 7WY means GOOD JOB.

NEW! READ AN EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT OF THE BOOK! Click DOMINO 29 in the right hand column now!

Advance word on the street:

Move over, James Bond: there’s a new kid in town and he’s way cooler. In Domino 29, author Axel Avian introduces us to Agent Colt Shore, a young, globetrotting secret agent who gets swept into an adventure he—and every reader—will not soon forget. Axel Avain has crafted a masterpiece of high stakes, fast action, and intriguing characters. It’s a story that will have readers racing through the pages—and trying in vain to catch their breath. Domino 29 is a thrilling must-read!

—Robert Liparulo, author of the Dreamhouse Kings and The 13th Tribe

Action sequences, nifty gadgets, exotic locales, and cinematic moments (including some memorable scenes set in the legendary Neuschwanstein castle), give this book a wide range of appeal.

- Publishers Weekly

Imaginative and exciting! A Hogwarts for secret agents. Domino 29 will knock you over.
--Bestselling author Andrew Gross

Agent Colt Shore Domino 29 was one of those books I could not seem to put down! Full of humor, action and adventure, Colt's first mission proves to be entertaining and exciting. What I loved most about this novel although, was the tone. Risky and dangerous, it seems like anything could happen in this novel. Yet Agent Colt Shore Domino 29 is 100% realistic, and that makes this novel even better! Agent Colt Shore Domino 29 was a fast-paced novel that will keep the reader on the edge of their seats. It's a must read for anyone who loves action, and adventure!
-- YA Book Crazy

Domino 29 is a terrific book that is a "must read" for anyone who likes action-packed spy stories. Colt Shore, the main character, is a kid but he is also a secret agent who finds himself in a wild adventure. The story is very exciting and exceptionally funny--I was laughing out loud a lot while reading it. There is a lot of suspense as well as car chases, cool gadgets, and near-death experiences. The book is well-written and includes a strong female character, too. I was so engaged in the book I read it in one sitting! I loved it and highly recommend it.
--Lily, age 12, for The YA Bookcase


About Colt Shore

Student writing based on Axel's school visits. Students were asked to describe their dream school. What would YOUR dream school look like?
The Book
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LINKS to places of interest in Domino 29