Jonathan J Bowerman
The Secret Realms of the Hidden Elves: The Beginning, is book one in the Hidden Elves Series. Stepping into her new home, Jasper had no idea her life would change forever. Being a typical 12-year-old girl with a typical 12-year-old imagination, she is never short of new adventures. Although the adventure she would soon embark on would change her more than she knew. Join Jasper and her team of majestic elves as they seek to save Whisper-Feet from the treacherous villain Veranon. High flying excitement, dark and dangerous caves, magical weapons, and beautiful realms all await her the moment she touches the Great Willow tree. The Secret Realms of the Hidden Elves: The Beginning is sure to keep your heart pumping and your mind racing!
How did ten-year-old Clemmie Beaumont die? That was the question on everyone’s lips when Clemmie woke with amnesia at Chalk House, an enchanting home for dead children. However, her arrival set off a chain of events which threatened the lives of the people and creatures she met. So, when her memory returned, she hatched a plan to wage war on those who killed her. Yet, one thing stopped her. Time itself. Follow Clemmie as she travelled seventy-five years in the past to stop a time-rift. Did she summon the courage to face her nemesis? And most importantly, did she make it back home in time for lunch? Only time, and toffees, will tell.
Melody J. Bremen
Melody J. Bremen writes books for middle grade and young adult readers. She lives on a distant planet where all they do is write and read books. (Sometimes they eat jelly beans.) She has a faithful computer named Oswald.
One evening a rift in the cosmos upsets the flow of spacetime, and a beautiful young scientist is changed into a Siamese cat. A kindly old man rescues her from an alley, takes her to his apartment above the book shop he owns, and introduces her to the mutt who lives with him. Max is upset to have an interloper share his living space and affection with Mr. Cavaliere. The cat soon realizes that she doesn’t belong in this feline body and will need dog’s help to solve the problem. Max decides that the cat is the problem and the sooner he gets rid of her, the better. Using ancient books and powerful magic, Sophie and Max travel across space and time into another dimension where they are transformed into humans. Through their magical adventures and mishaps, they meet a helpful wizard and learn the true meaning of friendship.
Susan Elizabeth Hale
With the Great Mother Tree dying in the Shining Land, eleven-year-old Emma Oliver must sing the Song of Creation before it’s too late. Emma doesn’t know that she comes from generations of tree singers, passed from mother to daughter. She doesn’t believe she can sing.
Her ailing grandmother has just come to live with the family. Her father is hardly ever at home. Her mother has been acting strange. To add to Emma’s troubles, her mother’s great uncle from England is coming to stay. Then, a strange old woman wearing a hat full of feathers appears mysteriously in her garden. She gives Emma a white swan feather that emits a haunting melody.
Emma’s only solace is the oak tree in her garden, which she names Annie Oakley. What she does not yet know is that Annie is part of a network of tree spirits who disguise themselves as old women. These spirits have come to Peachtree City to help Emma remember her mission to sing the Song of Creation and save the Great Mother tree.
Susan Elizabeth Hale M.A. circles the Earth with song teaching others to find and free their natural voices. She is creator of Earth Day-Sing for the Trees. Since 2010 over 10,000 people in 45 countries have participated in this annual global event. Susan is the author of Sacred Space Sacred Sound: The Acoustic Mysteries of Holy Places (Quest Books, 2007). American born, she now lives in the Malvern hills UK with her husband. This is her first juvenile fiction novel.
Annie Harmon lives in Houston (specifically Atascocita) Texas,USA, but has lived in many of our beautiful states. She has one husband (all she can handle) three children (who are each more beautiful than she could have hoped) and one dog (who is still trying to claim a spot as one of the above mentioned).
There is the technical bio listing books and editorial magazines, but that part gets boring.
My newest book: Super Piggy!
Meet Oscar, the deep-chested dog who just wants to play chase. When Piggy arrives at the family’s home, he is quickly recruited as Oscar’s best friend. The small pig grows bigger every day, and so does the trouble he gets into…much of it thanks to Kitty Bear, the family cat. She takes her antics a bit far, tricking Piggy and Oscar and framing them for spilled trash.
Yet, for all her trouble-making, Kitty Bear isn’t all bad. She also sneaks extra food to Piggy when their human family isn’t looking. So, when a stray attacks Kitty Bear, Piggy is not able to forget it.
Follow Piggy as he leads Oscar into a daring mission to protect the neighborhood pets from the violent stray that attacked Kitty Bear. Can he keep the plan from going a little astray itself?
When I turned 50, two years ago, I wanted to do something crazy. Since I did a lot of dog rescue, I thought I would write a short story about that. It’s true everyone has a story to tell! I now have two series. One is a middle-grade fantasy about a young girl who pet-sits magical animals. I am currently working on the third book in an adult crime thriller, with a young woman who turns vigilante against animal abusers.
David J. Naiman
Jake, Lucid Dreamer
12-year-old Jake has been suppressing his heartbreak over the loss of his mother for the past four years. But his emotions have a way of haunting his dreams and bubbling to the surface when he least expects it. When Jake learns how to take control in his dreams, he becomes a lucid dreamer, and that’s when the battle really heats up. Using his wits to dodge bullies by day and a nefarious kangaroo hopping ever closer by night, Jake learns about loss, bravery, the power of love, and how you cannot fully heal until you face your greatest fear. This uncompromising novel is a magical yet honest exploration of emotional healing after a devastating loss.
Patricia Mather Parker
THE ABODE, a middle-grade fantasy, is my debut book. I launched on Amazon (Kindle, KU, and PB) in November 2017. So far, adults are enjoying this book as much as kids. Much to my surprise!
THE ABODE Fel is the only child who has ever escaped from the Abode, a workhouse for chidren, hidden from the world inside thick, swirling mists. Fel finds a home with a family of reformed pirates, but the discovery of a magical object from her former life sends her back to the Abode to rescue her friend Molly. Fel’s reappearance sets in motion an adventure that goes far beyond saving one girl. A coming-of-age story for anyone 8 or older, The Abode offers readers a complex fantasy complete with pirates, dragons, and the Abode’s children, who discover who and what they really are.
I’ve always been afraid of the dark. As a child, I was certain I knew where the monsters in my closet hid, so I didn’t go in there after sunset. Nothing much has changed over the years. I don’t have the same closet anymore, but there are always new closets, shower curtains hiding whatever’s lurking in the tub, dark hallways, noises in the night, and, well, darkness. Maybe that’s why I’ve always been drawn to fantasy. All of that braving of the darkness in spite of monsters, evil wizards, huge dark chasms … and the heroes almost always start out as regular folks (Harry and Hermione, Frodo, Katniss Everdeen, Buffy). Fantasy stories scare me, thrill me, teach me, and give me hope. Most importantly they entertain me. I hope The Abode will entertain you as well. Perhaps, if you’re like me, some of your fear of the dark will dissipate after reading this book. I hope so.
David Patneaude began writing seriously (more or less) in the 1980s. His first novel, SOMEONE WAS WATCHING, was published in 1993. His books have been named to dozens of state young readers’ lists and honored by the New York Public Library, the Society of School Librarians International, the Winnetka (Illinois) Public Library’s “One Book, Two Villages” program, and the Washington State Public Library. His most recently published novel was EPITAPH ROAD, a nominee for the 2013-2014 Nebraska Golden Sower Book Award. When he’s not in a coffee shop writing, or at a school or library or conference discussing writing, or on the trail thinking about writing, he’s home in Woodinville with his wife Judy, a junior high librarian. His twelfth book, FAST BACKWARD, is due out June 1, 2018.
I am a writer and reader, a dreamer and a hard-working postdoc in Sciences that recovered her passion for writing after her first thesis draft and now struggles to make up for lost time. From futuristic worlds to mainstream, to nightmares and epic quests, I’m a writer of more than one genre. I don’t believe in being classified. Don’t expect the same type of book over and over again. I’m a multipotentialite that loves exploring all subjects and forms. My first book is a middle-grade story called Water Thieves, self-published in collaboration with the science research project SAFER. It’s a time-traveling story, where two sisters, Valentina and Emma, fight to save each other and stop the pollution that caused their parents death.
S. T. Sanchez
The Portal Keeper
A mysterious portal, which opens at dawn and closes again at dusk, is located deep in the woods and kept secret from the vast majority of the people who inhabit the kingdom of Rastella. Only a few are aware of its existence and fewer understand the confusing prophecy that accompanies it. Now, Ajax Maxwell, who is approaching his 14th birthday and has been in training for the past 2 years, is preparing to fulfill his family’s legacy by becoming the next keeper. But Ajax is afraid. He’s worried that he won’t live up to the expectations placed upon him and will let down his family, like his brother Axel did when he took over from their father and then promptly disappeared. When the prince of Rastella comes to visit for the first time, accompanied by Ajax’s childhood friend Nivara, it doesn’t take long for things to go wrong. In an accident, the prince falls into the portal and Ajax knows that it’s up to him to go and get him back. With the knowledge that nobody who has entered it has ever returned, Ajax and Nivara go through the portal to try to save the prince. But what Ajax finds inside, and what he discovers about the prophecy, will test him to his limits.
Guardian of the Gauntlet (Book I) is about two sister princesses, Camari and Mila, who meet Prince Denir. Denir has a special gauntlet which only works if one believes in a higher power. When the Prince uses this gauntlet to turn Camari invisible and he goes off to war, Camari is left in the predicament of being invisible. Camari must overcome obstacles, including outwitting two wicked villains in order to become visible again.
Lenita Sheridan grew up in the Goldstream Valley outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. With six and a half acres of woods as her playground, she had plenty of inspiration to write. Lenita Sheridan went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Guardian of the Gauntlet was her master’s thesis.