Decatur Book Festival: Saturday, September 5th: 10am

The Decatur Book Festival is coming up on Labor Day weekend. September 4-6, 2015.

Be there or be bookless!!

I will be speaking in the Emerging Authors tent at 10:40am, with a book signing a few minutes earlier at 10:15am. I will have the first book in my adult spy series: A Spy is as a Spy Does, and the first book my the elementary series: The Salem Academy for Young Sorcerers, Book 1: The Dragon Eggs.

I look forward to seeing you there!

 

What inspires me – March 2015

What inspires me as a librarian.

Working with students inspires me to see how I can open the world for them. How can I convince them to take the next step in learning? I start with what they think they know, then I add another step, and another. We have to begin by building trust. With myself and each other. I add different perspectives. Our school is an international school. The world is about more than what you see in front of you. We study other cultures, other traditions. Then the students present me with their perspective of what they have learned.

What inspires me as a writer for my Salem Academy for Young Sorcerers series.

To create a new world. To straddle the lines between reality and magic. To create connections for the reader within the characters and within themselves. To play. To visualize dragons, see fantastical things happen, rejoice in the wonder of it all.

What inspires me as a writer for my A Spy is series.

Explosions and secret missions. Unraveling the mystery, the intrigue, the game with a sense of humor. Romance intertwined. To satisfyingly kill off the enemy, and maybe have him/her reappear again with a new face. To fight the good fight, and feel as if you’re making a difference in this world.

A Spy Who Spied Me – 3rd book in the “A Spy…” series – now on Kindle & in paperback!

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A Spy Who Spied Me

The third installment in the “A Spy…” series with amateur spy Adam Levy & his counterpart British Agent, Anna Martin-Levy.

The president of the United States has fallen ill, as has the Queen of England, the President of Italy, and the Prime Minister of Canada. What is going on?

Duplicate spies are appearing all over the world. Who is behind this? How can freedom be opposite peace? How do Anna and Adam unravel this latest international spy mystery and save the day?

This is a sexy spy novel with lots of glimpses of local and international color as they travel to Italy and Ontario, with a trip to Kennesaw Mountain.

The Salem Academy for Young Sorcerers, Book 6 – Here Be Dragons

The Salem Academy for Young Sorcerers, Book 6: Here Be Dragons – is here! It’s now available on Amazon Kindle! (It will be available in paperback later this week.)

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Twins David and Ashira are back for their 6th adventure attending a private school for young witches and wizards. Join them in exploring The Salem Academy for Young Sorcerers.

Dragons here, dragons there! Here be dragons! How many different kinds can you find? At a magical school, you never know what is going to happen next!

 

Star Light, Faerie Light – new fantasy mystery book for 4th-6th graders

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Star Light, Faerie Light

The star unclenched his hand and threw flower petals at her. “I was perfectly happy in the sky! I had finally reached the point where I broke the cocoon and I was fighting other stars to gain mass! But, you, you had to knock me down!”

“I didn’t knock you down! If you really are a star…” she began.

He glared at her.

“To knock down a star, you have to send a faerie wish, wrapped in a faerie kiss,” Felicity paused for a moment. “In order to actually reach a star in the sky, the faerie wish must be sent by someone’s lifeforce, their life essence…”

“You didn’t send for me?” demanded the star.

“Do I look like I’m dying or dead?” she countered in an irritated tone.

“No,” grumbled the star. “Then who did send for me?”

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Coming in 2015… Star Light, Faerie Light, Book 2: The Pixie’s Revenge

The Salem Academy for Young Sorcerers, Book 5 is out!

I think between the end of school and the beginning of summer, I somehow forgot to post this:

The Salem Academy for Young Sorcerers, Book 5: Astronomical Twilight is available on Kindle, as well as paperback!

Twins David and Ashira are back for their 5th adventure attending a private school for young witches and wizards. Join them in exploring the Salem Academy for Young Sorcerers. Why has a constellation gone missing? And, more importantly, what happened to the dragons? At a magical school, you never know what is going to happen next!

Yes, I am working on Book 6 of The Salem Academy for Young Sorcerers. I will give one little hint – dragons!

The white dragon has been named by a couple of my fans – thanks to Sawyer and Mason in New York for naming the baby white dragon from book 1: Blizzard!

The baby gray dragon and the baby red dragon have not been named yet…

Happy reading!