Terror at Bottle Creek is an adventure story set in the swamps of Alabama. Cort's father is a local expert on hunting and swamp lore and has been teaching Cort everything he knows. When a category 3 hurricane makes landfall, Cort must put all his survival skills to the test. As the storm rages, Francie disappears with Cort's dog, Catfish forcing Fanncie's older sister, Liza, and Cort to go out into the storm to save her. The trio ends up being swept into the raging river, battling winds, cold, darkness, and rising waters.
While angered that his father was tending to Cort's estranged mother while leaving kids at home alone, Cort must keep his focus on getting them to Bottle Creek Indian Mound. Unfortunately, this is also where wild, scared, hungry animals have fled in their own attempts to survive. Amid miles of storm-thrashed wetlands filled with dangerous, desperate wild animals, it's up to Cort to win or lose the fight for their lives.
Terror at Bottle Creek has been nominated for the 2017-2018 Golden Sower Award.