New Children's Book Series Tackles Life During COVID-19 Quarantine

Tales of the Quarantine Gang, a new short story series available on Amazon, explores life with a group of fourth-grade buddies who stay close by meeting online.

Online PR News – 15-September-2020 – Prairie Village, Kan. – Tales of the Quarantine Gang is a new short story series that follows a group of fourth-graders who meet online to keep in touch during the COVID-19 quarantine.

"It's based very loosely on one of my kids," said John Laing, the author. "My son Quinn was in the fourth grade when the quarantine started and he and his friends have kept in touch by meeting with each other online."

Laing said that his goal was to give fourth and fifth graders a way to ease their boredom while playing towards their limited attention span.

"Let's face it," Laing said. "In this day and age, video games are more exciting than good old fashioned books. That's why I've tried to keep each installment of The Quarantine Gang to something that a ten or eleven year-old can read in one sitting: About 15 minutes."

The series of short stories is available on and can be read for free with Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service.