George Arnold began his book-writing career in retirement at age 58. His first book, Growing Up Simple: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950s with foreword by Texas humorist and icon Liz Carpenter, was an instant success, winning the IPPY Humor Award as the funniest book published in North America in 2003, the Violet Crown Award as the best nonfiction book by a Texas author of 2003, and the coveted Silver Spur from the Texas Public Relations Association for marketing excellence.

The C.I.A. Cats series are multi-lingual adventure books for both juvenile readers and adults, featuring the crime-fighting cleverness of Buzzer Louis and his best friend Cincinnati the dancing pig and Buzzer’s hilarious siblings, Dusty Louise and the tiny orange tabby twins Luigi Panettone Giaccomazza and Luisa Manicotti Giaccomazza.

George and his wife of almost 50 years live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.


Ninth book in the Secret Cats of the CIA Series



Rumble in Recífe: Os Gatos of the CIA
Aventuras em Brasil

By George Arnold

Suddenly, the International Cat Futebol Association (IFCA), headquartered in Brasilia, the capital of Brasil, finds itself the target of a gang of illegal gamblers seeking to “fix” soccer games and prosper from betting on them. The head of the association implores POTUS, President of the US, to send special investigators to ferret out the heads of the ring and put a stop to their unscrupulous activities that threaten to ruin the IFCA’s reputation for fairness and sportsmanship. Read more


Illustrations from the CIA Cats series by Jason Eckhardt.

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