Doug Mendel © 2016

On the morning of April 8, 2006, a pale green, twenty-eight-foot-long, 1976 FireMaster fire truck-Engine 633-drove away from a port in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, after traveling some 8,500 miles from Colorado's Rocky Mountains. It had just cleared customs and was en route to a small fire station six kilometers away.Just two years before that, Captain Sok, Sihanoukville's fire chief, told author Douglas Mendel that his town was in need of a new fire truck. Mendel made it happen. In Cambodia Fire, Mendel shares the story of how he came to visit Cambodia, how it changed his life and the lives of numerous Cambodian people, and how he began his journey to help them with firetrucks, supplies, and gear to make their lives safer and better.This memoir tells how the delivery of the fire truck was only one of dozens of projects and years of work in connection with the Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund. Cambodia Fire narrates how the country of Cambodia and its warm, loving people have shaped the last seventeen years of Mendel's life.

Cambodia Fire: The true story of one's man's solo mission to help put out the fires in cambodia from his home half-way around the world.

Cambodia Fire: Release date  February 22 2016!

by: Doug Mendel
Illustrated by: Kevin Mastin

The Adventures of Carrie the Koala and Karl the Kangaroo


The Adventures of Carrie the Koala and Karl the Kangaroo are about two Marsupials in Australia that take a bus ride from a city to the end of the line in The Outback for an amazing adventure of living, growing, learning and experiencing all that life has to offer beyond their wildest and crazy dreams. Karl dreams of learning to fl y and surf definitely sets him apart from his other Kangaroo buddies as he explores the skies and oceans off the coast of Port Augusta, Australia and Carrie’s dreams come to fruition as she learns that she doesn’t have to fit the self-imposed
confines of what a Koala has to live by. There are very few books that can capture the imagination and soul of two Marsupials that start their adventure on the outskirts of a city, take a bus to the end of the line and start their incredible journey of self-discovery through dreams, sharing, living, growing and meeting other interesting animals and humans along their journey!


Release Date: Dec 14, 2014

Readers: Grade 3-6
Kindle Version: Available on Amazon

Paperback: Approx Pages 156

Author. Traveler. Philanthropist.

Doug Mendel