Hi! My full name is Konstantina Cassandra Flanagan, but my friends call me K.C. My older brother Rudy says that K.C stands for Kook Case! I am 14 and three quarters years old (some folks say I look 18!) and I live with my father, James Flanagan, Esq. He is a lawyer for an international construction and investment company, so when he travels, he usually works. My mom Trina Gigantes is a sculptress who lives in Dallas with an oilman named Darrell Hughes. He's pretty swift. And rich! As you probably guessed, my parents are divorced, and our family is all over the place, but what the heck, we're ready for this new millennium. At least, that's how I see it. My brother Rudy is 17-plus - well, physically, anyway. Actually, the boy is pretty smart when he applies himself to something. And like all my friends tell me, he's cute too. But don't tell him ! I guess he's an okay kind of brother, even if he never believes me at first when I stumble across crime. As you might imagine, my extended-blended parental units travel a lot and as long as we keep our grades up, Rudy and I go with them. What I like about travel is, you never know what you'll find when you get where you're going. Last year, for example, we went to paradise on Earth, the island of Maui, where I thought I was going to rest up and help Mom with a new show of her sculpture. Instead, I ended up crossing swords with a really dreadful Yakuza gangster named Hiroshi, who would have burned alive Rudy, me and a friend we made there named Kenji, except that - well, read on and you'll find out! Anyway, I'm keeping this journal to chronicle my life so that someday when I'm a famous and respected archaeologist and movie star it'll be easy for people to read my autobiography right up to the moment when I find the Holy Grail. Or maybe the Lost City of Atlantis, whichever comes first. Also, because I get extra credit for my English composition class. I'll write more later I have a lot to, tell about my latest adventure, in Orlando. You know, the place with the castle and the mouse. I learned a lot there about the three E's: entertainment, ecology and... evil, - excerpt from K.C.'s travel diary.