Based on Real Life Characters · Inspired by True Events

A magical story Based on Living Characters, who together must face a slew of all too real imaginary creatures. Creatures who all seem to be after one thing…

Monsters? Weaselly Wentzels, Shadowy Magus, Moon Dust and Magical Steeds…

Dusty has his hooves full protecting the feral kitten who seems to be a natural at getting into trouble and riling up all sorts of creatures. But that’s not all, there’s something about Kitten the creatures secretly know!  Who will help Dusty keep Kitten safe?

  • Entertaining, exciting, humorous and fun.  A wonderful read for middle school age youth through young adult (and the young at heart of any age!)
  • An amazing adventure entwining actual real-life characters with mysterious, legendary creatures emerging from the woodland shadows.  Once they do, the chase is on!
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The Kitten

One day, Dusty stood in the corral bobbing his head up and down but refusing to move his feet. Curious, Dusty’s owner, Mark Peterson, walked over to have a look at what was going on. To his surprise, between Dusty’s front hooves was a tiny puff of kitten rubbing along the surface of Dusty’s strong hooves. Not more than a handful of fur, it was discovered that Kitten was actually part of a feral litter living in Dusty’s barn. Once the two met, they remained inseparable.

Over time, Kitten has proven himself to be the farm trouble maker and four-paw comic relief capable of vast amounts of mischief and proudful, indignant behaviors.

What’s not to adore?



The Horse

Dusty is a real live horse living on a peaceful ranch in Minnesota with his sister, Daisy, and the rest of his herd. He is a Palomino gelding, a Rocky Mountain Horse,  a breed notorious for a smooth gait and a big heart.  Over the years, Mark and Dusty, have traveled throughout our nation on many adventures. They have led film crews into deep woods and high country, have participated in research and expeditions for all manner of wildlife, including the ever aloof Bigfoot.

When the duo are not out making new friends on the road, they generally spend their time exploring the wild expanses of Northern Minnesota, camping or trail riding.  Mark and Dusty will be traveling nationwide to do book signings, opening up the ability for Dusty to expand one of his favorite places to visit; the very special children at Ronald McDonald houses, and other child based charities, across the country.

A Good Soul.



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The first of a series of adventure books you won’t want to miss a single edition!

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Dusty’s Adventures enchants and charms everyone who picks it up and cracks the cover. It’s the sort of book all ages enjoy, and makes a great gift too!

  • It has all the adventure you could hope for, blended with a tale of friendship, trust, unexpected heroes and guardians, as well as the bittersweet stings of betrayal.
  • While inspired by true stories, Dusty’s Adventures embraces you with imaginative creatures, plots, quests and painful life lessons for a young, headstrong Kitten
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Love Dusty’s travels and his visits to places, interacting with people, places and things. Love his smile and his kisses to others!
Suzie Heath Richardson
I love seeing Dusty’s photos out in the woods, and the best ones are when Dusty’s around kids, especially when he goes to Ronald McDonald houses <3
Lisa Wagner Lawrence
Dusty, I enjoyed meeting you at Breyerfest!
Debbie Walton
Love Dusty, love the wildlife pics and how Dusty interacts with people. Love kitten too!
Nancy Naville Savely
I just love Dusty’s expressions.
Elle Levine
I love seeing Dusty and Daisy come to the magic window, in addition to all Dusty & friends travels.
Tanya I Venckus
I love all the travel pics and the pics of Dusty and Daisy being silly
Marianne Meadows
I love Dusty’s Fan Page. Of course, the travel and wildlife pics are awesome. I love seeing Dusty meeting new people (especially the kids). But most of all, the pics of Dusty, Kitten, and the gang. Makes me miss having horses so much. Someday I’ll have them again.
Lisa Filichia McDonnald
Dusty and his antics add instant sunshine to anyone’s day. It’s wonderful to watch him spread love around and interact with his family. I always check on him everyday on Facebook to see what he is up to, from his backyard antics to his wilderness adventures he is one very special boy…
Juanita Potwin
Whenever I see your page, I get ”The Happys” , whatever y’all are doing! But I guess ”The Most” would be your videos on trail rides, especially the one where y’all were cantering along that twisty, winding trail in the woods! And I could actually “feel” Dusty’s lead changes as you rounded the curves ! Loved this one ! Watched it over and over!
Valerie Davis
Love hearing about all the cool things Dusty, Daisy, Kitten and Mark are up to!
Nita Hanson McDougle
I like the ambassadorship that Dusty provides for equines everywhere. He goes where many can’t, and handles it well. And, he gave me a kiss at Wild a River last month!
Jean Fredlund
Sign me up to follow Dusty! I enjoy his Fan Page, it is good to see something nice and pleasing for a change
Ann Sparks
Love Dusty with the kids and his Kitten!
Tamera Selhaver
Dusty and Kitten, what’s not to love? I enjoy everything that’s posted. The variety keeps it interesting.
Sandra J Mitsler