"The Amazon River" is series of travelogues about the Amazon River Basin of Brazil featured in my illustrated picture book, "Alexander the Salamander." A young salamander named Alexander living in the Amazon River Basin joins his friends Airey the Butterfly and Terry the Tarantula for an unforgettable jungle adventure. Come along with Alexander and friends as they meet birds, monkeys, and other creatures, enjoy the beauty of the rainforest, and face danger along the way. MG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the mystery, thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service in 2011 to write full time. Edwards is author of six books. His travel memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, is the first book in the World Adventurers Series and a finalist for the Book of the Year Award and Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series, including Alexander the Salamander, Ellie the Elephant, Zoe the Zebra, and a 3-in-1 book collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is a collection of 15 short stories from many genres. He is currently writing the next book in the World Adventurers Series, a memoir about his father’s experience in the Vietnam War. Edwards lives in Singapore with his wife Jing and son. He has also lived in Austria and Thailand, and visited more than 50 countries around the world. His passion is to travel, experience other cultures, and share it with readers. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit www.mgedwards.com or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook or @m_g_edwards on Twitter. © 2014 MG Edwards. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted without the written consent of the author.