Between her literary agent’s gulps of sugary coffee and her waiter’s insistence that she try the best desserts in the South (on the house of course), Savannah Ashford tells her story — how it was she became a best-selling author at only thirteen years old.

Finding the mysterious trunk in the attic of her mom’s house seemed odd to Savannah, but not as odd as it did when pages of a story her granddad had written during his race against disappearing memories began to fill the empty trunk. Each night the adventures of Tyne E. — a mouse with a passion for jockeying a winning horse to the finish line of a crowd-worthy race — captured Savannah’s curiosity. Tyne E.’s dilemma of how to keep his new best friend P, the amnesia-stricken, yet most talented racehorse in the state, from returning to his mean, dishonest owner, Mr. Cheatham, consumed Savannah’s every thought and had a greater impact than she ever expected.

How was Savannah to know her granddad’s story would inspire a school revolt at Ward Middle, or that by the end of the week, every student in Mr. Weiss’ fifth period biology class would be counting on her to save their grades? The pressure was on, and Savannah felt up to the task — until the night the pages stopped. How would she help her friends now? And why did her granddad’s pages stop appearing in the trunk? She had to know the end of the story. She had to know what happened next, and so will you. So will you once you begin reading Tyne E. Tells.