Heroes come in many forms. As Veteran’s Day approaches in the United States, all thoughts about heroes focus on the military. There is no doubt that they are the ultimate heroes as so many of them put their lives on the line on foreign soil with the best intentions. Heroes are also many of the people in our every day lives. They are not as grand as the military in keeping us safe around the world and here at home, but never the less they are still heroes. With all the violence in the world, the teachers who protect the students during a shooting are certainly heroes. We are even heroes to our children. It can be something small such as defending them against a form of authority, another adult making false accusations or even their siblings who believe because they are older can say and do whatever they want to the younger child. When I decided to write the Good Gus Series I wanted to make sure there was always a hero. As I have said in previous blogs, the heroes aren’t always people. There are so many super heroes today, how can any child figure out who is really a super hero or even a real hero. Sheriff Gus has been the hero in a number of my books. In book five, “Lightning Strikes Pecos” the Sheriff definitely saves the day along with his trusty horse, Cocoa. The twins, J.C. and Bronco were fishing at the Pecos River when a storm developed. Before you know it, there is rolling thunder and lightning. Sheriff Gus arrives just in time and saves the twins. As Veterans Day approaches and you find yourself looking for examples of heroes, I hope beside the great military forces around the world, you will consider a book from the Good Gus Series.