Hidden Mickey Book - The Action Adventure novel about Walt Disney and Disneyland. Available here, on Amazon, Compass books in Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, in Little Professor Bookstores. Not yet in Borders, Dalton, Barnes and Noble and Disney World.

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Nancy Temple Rodrigue

Nancy has been an avid Disney fan ever since she was 6 years old and went to Disneyland for the first time with her family. She and her Father were infatuated with the park and would make excuses to visit every chance they had. Her huge collection of memorabilia is a testimony to this. Nancy has been writing stories most of her life and wrote her first novel back in 1989. With Tomorrowland as an influence, many of her stories were of the science fiction variety. Those who know Nancy well will remember her Star Trek years! The Star Trek novels she wrote remain unpublished, but her friends that read them say they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. HIDDEN MICKEY* is Nancy's first published work, and it certainly will not be her last. She is currently working on a new novel having a slightly different Disney twist, and a series of Disney themed Children's books.

Nancy grew up in Modesto, California, and now lives with Russ, her husband of 16 years, and they live in Lompoc, California, a small town surrounded by the beautiful Santa Rita Hills wine region. Russ grew up at Disneyland since he lived only 1 mile away in Anaheim, California. From the time he was 5 years old, he has been able to experience first hand the evolution of Disneyland from it's beginning back in 1955 until now. Both Nancy and Russ can even say they own a little piece of Disney, since they are members of the Disney Vacation Club. You'll notice award-winning cars in part of Hidden Mickey's story line, these cars are real, since Nancy has a beautifully restored Classic 1957 Ford Thunderbird and Russ a gorgeous 1923 Ford T-Bucket street rod, both are shown at Special Book Signing Events and Car Shows. Besides their regularly scheduled business trips to Disneyland, they also go for sheer pleasure with or without grandkids.

Nancy and her co-author Dave Smith have been good friends since 1981 when they first met at Disneyland, where Dave worked.

 

Nancy Temple Rodrigue and the Mouse himself

Nancy Rodrigue and David W. Smith at Compass Books Downtown Disney, Anaheim
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David W. Smith

       Having worked at Disneyland in the late 1970’s, Dave experienced first-hand the inner workings of the park and the many wonderful inspirations that were cultivated within the mind of Walt Disney.  Dave always felt a special connection to Disneyland, growing up just a couple miles south of the park in Garden Grove and seeing it evolve and grow to what we now recognize as the destination resort it has become.  Dave believes everyone who has ever had a dream can relate to Walt Disney’s own dreams of “doing the impossible.”  While most of us never fulfill our dreams to the extent Walt did, we all can imagine just how he must have felt walking down Main Street, USA of Disneyland, taking in all that he had done.  However, while most of us would have felt a sense of accomplishment, knowing Walt as we know him today, he, most likely, would have been thinking of something new or doing something better…instead of being satisfied his success.

       As a former High School Teacher and Tennis Coach, Dave's personal team win-loss record of over 1000 team wins against less than 25 losses is one of the most successful U.S coaching records. He has taught over 3000 players including over 100 state, national or world-ranked players. David Smith's 30-plus years of teaching includes a wide variety of successful venues.

       Dave Smith is the author of two top-selling tennis instructional books, TENNIS MASTERY* and COACHING MASTERY* and is the Senior Editor of the world’s top-rated tennis website, TennisOne.com, and a featured writer - publishing over 100 articles including feature pieces for USPTA's ADDvantage Magazine, Belgium's "Tennis & Coach" magazine and other articles written for the worldwide recognized website for tennis instruction.  Dave has been a featured speaker at USPTA, National Honor Society and many other tennis conferences, clubs and workshops. Dunlop Racquet Sports Recognizes Dave as MASTER Professional, and he was previously recognized as one of only 40 Premier Tennis Professionals by Prince Sports, Inc. and Wilson Racquet Sports.  Dave currently owns Top Notch Tennis Academy in St. George, Utah.

       While Dave has published more than 100 tennis articles over the past 8 years, HIDDEN MICKEY* is his first venture into writing novels. 

       Dave has also parlayed his expertise in the art of Magic, using his magician skills to educate pros and entertain audiences around the country with expert close-up and slight of hand magic. In addition, David is a bass and guitar player who has played in several bands when he lived in Southern California.

       David has been married to Dr. Kerri N. Smith for 20 years, currently a practicing Pediatrician in St. George, Utah. They have two children, Kyla Marie (10 years of age and featured in several of Dave's articles on training junior players), and Keaton Bruce, six years old.

Nancy Temple Rodrigue and the Mouse himselfDavid W. Smith with his daughter Kyla

Nancy Rodrigue with the Mouse, and David W. Smith with his daughter Kyla

 

References
* Tennis Mastery (2004), "Tennis Mastery" Now in it's 5th year! Considered by many to be the premier tool for Learning, Developing & Mastering the Sport of Tennis. Dave introduces his "Advance Foundation" philosophy of teaching & coaching with this book. Also available on Synergy-Books and Amazon.
* Coaching Mastery (2008), Following the world-wide embrace of David's first book, TENNIS MASTERY, Dave now brings his "Advanced Foundation" to the art of Coaching and teaching Tennis. COACHING MASTERY will become every tennis coach, tennis parent and tennis teaching pro's tennis-teaching "Bible"...a resource that brings reality to the world of developing championship teams and successful individuals. Also available on Synergy-Books and Amazon.
* Hidden Mickey (2009) An Action Adventure novel about Walt Disney and Disneyland.  Readers will discover Fact with Fiction in this 482-page action-adventure Novel.  If you like all things Disney, and you liked movies like National Treasure and the DaVinci Code, you'll be hooked on HIDDEN MICKEY! Also available at Compass Books in Downtown Disney, Little Professor bookstores and other independent bookstores, as well as online at Amazon, and Alibris, and eBay, and Synergy-Books, and soon Barnes and Noble.

 


Readers of ALL ages will discover Disney Fact with Fiction in this 482-page action-adventure mystery.

 If you like all things Disney, and you liked movies like National Treasure and the DaVinci Code, you'll absolutely love HIDDEN MICKEY!

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