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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ice Trekker - video and freebies!

The video for my teen fantasy Ice Trekker is in December's video contest at Yougottaread. 


It's listed at number 2 and I'd love your vote. Here's how ...
http://pamkelt.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/ice-trekker-in-video-contest.html



In the spirit of giving, there's a special promotion this weekend - and Ice Trekker is free! See below for a brief outline:


Monsters. Myths. Mayhem. Whatever else does icy Krønagar have in store for 
young Midge and the crew? 

The Grells of Hinderland face a bleak future.

Blackfrost, their last source of fuel, is running out. Food is scarce, jobs are hard to find, and worse … the greedy Minax under evil Empress Koya are threatening to invade from the south.

For the sake of his family, young Midge leaves his cosy home in search of a job and treks north to the mysterious icy wastes of Krønagar.

Set upon by Minax thieves, he misses out on his dream of working on the king’s new flagship, ending up as dogsbody on the Ice Trekker, a shabby cargo vessel that runs into trouble from the start, nearly capsized by an enemy vessel heading in the same direction …

Despite evil omens in the sky, monsters from the deep, desperate battles on land and sea, treachery on board and a constant struggle against the worsening weather, the crew presses on. Midge finds hidden strengths and learns to use every trick up his sleeve to survive.

But the Ice Trekker crew are not what they seem, and it’s not long before Midge is caught up on a suspicious, and desperate mission in uncharted Krønagar with the treacherous Minax on their tail …


By Pamela Kelt

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Cloud Pearl - now out





Today is the launch of The Cloud Pearl, book one of Legends of Liria.

The book's now on Amazon.com and Smashwords among others. It's an exciting adventure for tweens, introducing Svila and Petra, two young questers on a perilous mission to save their homeland from a dark dynasty.


Hop over for some questing banter and epic pictures of swords and monsters.

There's a giveaway, too. Everyone who drops in will be in with a chance to win a copy of Ice Trekker, another fantasy title. Monsters, myths and mayhem - an adventure set in the icy wilderness of Kronagar ...

Here's the link to the Facebook page:








https://www.facebook.com/events/549911368412269/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Visit the blog to read chapter one: http://legendsofliria.blogspot.co.uk/p/chapter-one.html

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Launching ... Legends of Liria

The Cloud Pearl is book one of a new fantasy series, Legends of Liria. It's out on 1 November.

To mark the occasion, I've just completed a video trailer - do take a look. It's only one minute and 30 seconds long!

It features the fabulous banner designed by my cover artist, Marion Sipes.

Check it out on the blog - http://legendsofliria.blogspot.co.uk/p/video-book-trailer.html

So, what's it all about?

Inspired by a trip to Montenegro, it features two young questers, Svila and Petra, who must unlock the secrets of ancient legends to save their crumbling homeland from a dark dynasty.



Liria is a land of legend and beauty, but after a battle with its war-like neighbour, its beloved queen vanished and the country became prey to the evil Empire of Bura.

Young girls Petra and Svila are travelling players. Their manager, Zoran, collects legends and stories, hoping their message will inspire Lirians to regain their country and restore its cities to former grandeur. One tale tells of how a defeated queen dismantled her crown into six charms and hid them in the kingdom to avoid capture.

The troupe prepares a show to mark the arrival of new governor, but it is his sinister wife, Kurova Grax, who turns up along with a Buran army and demands Zoran’s arrest for treason.

Zoran passes his notes to the girls, with a brief message. Stay safe. Save Liria. He is dragged off in chains. They flee, but discover their first quest is to the much-dreaded mountain citadel of Gorach, seized by Grax’s oldest son, Skaliari.

Soon it is a race against time to outwit Skaliari and find the first charm. They must use their skills to solve puzzles, tackle obstacles and overcome their personal fears as they attempt to save their precious homeland.

By Pamela Kelt

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Reviews and Spotlights

Reviews and Spotlights

A four star review for Palace of the Twelve Pillars:http://www.amazon.com/Palace-Twelve-Pillars-ebook/product-reviews/B00CJE7NI2/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_four?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addFourStar&showViewpoints=0
The author did a fantastic job showing you inside of each character and making them real for the reader…. I look forward to reading Book two from this series when I can fit it into my schedule!
Thank you Bridgette
Don’t forget
Palace of the Three Crosses : Book Two is finally live and you can find out what Asha and Sidramah have in store for Brandan and Joachim. Here is the link: https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/new-releases/palace-of-three-crosses-detail

Thursday, September 19, 2013

One Day

One Day
One more day: Brandan and Joachim are knocking on the door, be ready to answer and let them in. In the meantime check out Aoife Marie Sheridan blog where I am featured today. http://aoifesheri.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/spotlight-for-palace-of-the-three-crosses-by-author-christina-weigand/

Also check out my author page and the trailer: https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/our-authors/73-our-authors/authors-w/153-author-11455

http://youtu.be/DmhdCesuOJ8

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Elixir Bound Paperback Blog Tour Update

We're a little more than halfway through the Elixir Bound blog tour! It's been a whirlwind so far. Thanks to everyone who has checked out a post, made a comment, or entered the giveaway. And a huge thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who have hosted me.


Here's what's coming up on the blog tour! There's still plenty of time to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of Elixir Bound and a cool swag pack.

17th - Philip Coleman's blog - Talking my favorite tipples in this author interview

18th - Susan A. Royal's blog - An author interview where I reveal the movie I always watch when it's on and I spill on my next book Elixir Saved

20th - Observation Desk - (My blog again...you didn't think I was going to let everyone else have all the fun, did you?) A sneak peek look at the next Elixir book Elixir Saved

21st - Tina's Book Reviews - Saturday spotlight on the making of the cover of Elixir Bound

23rd - The Story of a Writer - Find out what readers of Elixir Bound have to say with this book spotlight  and snippets of reviews

25th - Behind a Million and One Pages - Katora may be a traditional "strong" female protagonist, but find out what other kind of strong female I admire
Observation Desk - (Yup, back to my blog again) Pics of the swag being offered in the giveaway

26th - These Words Tell a Story - A list of musical inspiration I turned to while writing Elixir Bound 

27th - Nicole Zoltack's blog Where Fantasy & Love Take Flight - A character interview of Katora, in which she reveals the one thing she would change about herself

30th - Suzanne's Thoughts for the Day - I go crazy on other people's books and suggest alternate endings
Observation Desk - (Saving the best for last on my blog) Exclusive reveal of the Elixir Bound trailer

And in case you missed any of the posts from the first half, here they are:

2nd - Where Writers and Authors Meet - Author spotlight and a chance to ask me questions (c'mon, you know you've been dying to ask me something!)

3rd - Observation Desk - (Yup, that's my blog) Your chance to see the official map of the Great Peninsula

4th - Books for Company - My favorite spots to write with pictures
Author Eric Price's blog - Find out how Katora, Kylene, and Bhar celebrate the Winter Solstice with an Elixir original short story

5th - Erin Albert Books - Twelve random things about yours truly (including one of my biggest fears!)

9th - Stuart R. West's blog - The dos and don'ts of novel openings, plus my favorite openers
Where Writers and Authors Meet - The A's to your Q's last week
Ladybug Lin's Exceptional Reviews - A surprise post with a review of Elixir Bound from fellow Muse author Lin Holmes

10th - Meradeth Houston's blog Write Stuff - My favorite books in my top fantasy series

11th - Kai Strand's blog Strands of Thought - Three Times a Charm feature in which I reveal my three favorite writing snacks, top three pieces of advice for kids, and three professions I wanted to be while growing up
You Gotta Read Reviews - An author interview where you find out who my favorite author is

12th - Girls Succeed! - My personal story on how I became a writer (fair warning, it's a bit sad)

13th - Kelly Hashway's blog - A deleted (and never before publicized) scene between Katora and Hirsten

14th - Literary Meanderings - Learn more about Zelenka and the demicks in this character interview

16th - Waibel's World - A character interview of Kylene (really more of a scene...I got a bit creative--i.e. totally disregarded--with the traditional Q&A of an interview)

And now for the giveaway! Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win a signed copy of the Elixir Bound paperback and a very cool swag pack.


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Friday, September 13, 2013

7 Count them 7 Days

7 Count them 7 Days

Seven Days: I can't believe it's only 7 days until the release of Palace of the Three Crosses: Book Two. That means only 7 days to read Palace of Twelve Pillars and be ready if you ever can be truly ready for what is going to happen in Three Crosses.
For a little taste of Three Crosses Margaret Fieland is hosting me on her blog today. Here is the link:http://margaretfieland.com/blog1/2013/09/13/3385/
Hop on over and check it out.

Ice Trekker - out today

Teen fantasy Ice Trekker is released today.

Do take a look at the fantastic cover by the talented Marion Sipe. I love the atmospheric northern lights. Find it here on the MIU site.


Thanks to everyone who helped to bring it about - Lea, Rosalie and Les.

If you've a moment, do drop by the online launch for some highlights - chat, info and an EPIC quiz. And when I say EPIC, I mean it! Just a bit of fun. Find it here.

And no cheating!


For more info, check out the companion website.

And here's the video - http://icetrekker.blogspot.co.uk/p/new-book-trailer.html

Have some fun. I certainly did!

By Pamela Kelt

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Launching the Ice Trekker book trailer

Ice Trekker, my first teen book for MuseItUp, is out a week today.It's an adventure set in the icy wastes of Krønagar, where the Grells are facing a bleak future.

Blackfrost, their last source of fuel, is running out. Food is scarce, jobs are hard to find, and worse … the greedy Minax under evil Empress Koya are threatening to invade from the south. For the sake of his family, young Midge leaves his cosy home in search of a job and treks north to the mysterious frozen wilderness.

Monsters. Myths. Mayhem. What more could you ask?


I'd love to share the video trailer with you. Here's the link.


Or here it is uploaded onto Blogger. What do you think? Comments welcome! You can find out more on the companion blog.

video

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Palace of the Three Crosses

 Drumroll please. Here it is the trailer for the Palace of the Three Crosses. Also go over and check out http://blackwords-whitepagesteenya.blogspot.com/2013/09/palace-of-three-crosses-cover-reveal.html for the cover reveal.



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Elixir Bound in Paperback Blog Tour

I'm super excited to report that my YA fantasy Elixir Bound will be making the leap to paperback this fall. To celebrate the occasion, I'm embarking on a month long blog tour starting tomorrow. There will be inside looks into the writing life, never before revealed info about the book, and a giveaway!


So you won't miss a minute of this tour, here's a list of stops:

August 31st - Krystal's Enchanting Reads - A pre-tour post with a beautiful review of Elixir Bound and a post about world building from me

2nd - Where Writers and Authors Meet - Author spotlight and a chance to ask me questions (c'mon, you know you've been dying to ask me something!)

3rd - Observation Desk - (Yup, that's my blog) Your chance to see the official map of the Great Peninsula

4th - Books for Company - My favorite spots to write with pictures
Author Eric Price's blog - Find out how Katora, Kylene, and Bhar celebrate the Winter Solstice with an Elixir original short story

5th - Erin Albert Books - Twelve random things about yours truly (including one of my biggest fears!)

9th - Stuart R. West's blog - The dos and don'ts of novel openings, plus my favorite openers
Where Writers and Authors Meet - The A's to your Q's last week
Ladybug Lin's Exceptional Reviews - A surprise post with a review of Elixir Bound from fellow Muse author Lin Holmes

10th - Meradeth Houston's blog Write Stuff - My favorite books in my top fantasy series

11th - Kai Strand's blog Strands of Thought - Three Times a Charm feature in which I reveal my three favorite writing snacks, top three pieces of advice for kids, and three professions I wanted to be while growing up
You Gotta Read Reviews - An author interview where you find out who my favorite author is

12th - Girls Succeed! - My personal story on how I became a writer (fair warning, it's a bit sad)

13th - Kelly Hashway's blog - A deleted (and never before publicized) scene between Katora and Hirsten

14th - Literary Meanderings - Learn more about Zelenka and the demicks in this character interview

16th - Waibel's World - A character interview of Kylene (really more of a scene...I got a bit creative--i.e. totally disregarded--with the traditional Q&A of an interview)

17th - Philip Coleman's blog - Talking my favorite tipples in this author interview

18th - Susan A. Royal's blog - An author interview where I reveal the movie I always watch when it's on and I spill on my next book Elixir Saved

20th - Observation Desk - (My blog again...you didn't think I was going to let everyone else have all the fun, did you?) A sneak peek look at the next Elixir book Elixir Saved

21st - Tina's Book Reviews - Saturday spotlight on the making of the cover of Elixir Bound

23rd - The Story of a Writer - Find out what readers of Elixir Bound have to say with this book spotlight  and snippets of reviews

25th - Behind a Million and One Pages - Katora may be a traditional "strong" female protagonist, but find out what other kind of strong female I admire
Observation Desk - (Yup, back to my blog again) Pics of the swag being offered in the giveaway

26th - These Words Tell a Story - A list of musical inspiration I turned to while writing Elixir Bound 

27th - Nicole Zoltack's blog Where Fantasy & Love Take Flight - A character interview of Katora, in which she reveals the one thing she would change about herself

30th - Suzanne's Thoughts for the Day - I go crazy on other people's books and suggest alternate endings
Observation Desk - (Saving the best for last on my blog) Exclusive reveal of the Elixir Bound trailer

And now for the giveaway! Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win a signed copy of the Elixir Bound paperback and a very cool swag pack.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Meet Erin Albert


Tell us something about yourself.
I am the only child of a single mother.  The year I turned fifteen, my mother married my stepfather (whom I call my father because we love each other like that) after eight years of dating.  I played many sports until a knee injury sidelined me.  In high school, I did a lot of acting and writing that carried over to my college years.  Today, I’m a fitness trainer (after a lot of work to fix my knees) and an author.  I guess I haven’t changed a whole lot!  LOL!
Your first novel, The Prophecy, is due out in November. Can you tell us a little about the book?
The Prophecy is the story of a girl kidnapped by religious fanatics and proclaimed the fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy.  You can get a sneak peek of the characters and the world here.  http://www.erinalbertbooks.com/1/post/2013/06/the-prophecy-world-and-characters.html
What prompted you to write the novel.

I was watching a movie one night, and the idea literally hit me out of nowhere.  I jotted down some notes, contacted my friends to see if the story sounded interesting, and started writing. 

The Prophecis your first novel. Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Yes, my whole life.  As a little girl, I dreamed of seeing a book I wrote at the library or bookstore. 

Who is your favorite writer? Favorite book?
My favorite writer(s) right now are:  Rick Riordan, Richelle Mead, George R.R. Martin, and Cassandra Clare.
My favorite writer(s) of all time:  Shakespeare, EB White, Beverly Cleary, and Judy Blume.

What do you do in your spare time?
Spare time?  What is that?  LOL!  I am a runner, kickboxer, and reader in my “spare time.”

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I’m a total pantser.  I’m ADD, so I don’t plan much of anything in life.  If I spent the time plotting, I’d never actually write the book because I’d get bored too fast.  LOL!

What's your favorite bit of writing advice?
Never give up!  Don’t stop writing, don’t stop reading, don’t stop trying to make your dreams a reality.

What was the most difficult part of writing your novel? The easiest?
The easiest part is the writing itself.  That’s exciting and fun!  The hardest part is editing.  I obsess over every detail, word choice, and sentence structure.  It takes forever. 

I see from your blog you're a member of the Grammar Police {grin}. What grammatical error do you find the most annoying?
Yes, I am, but I can’t spell at all!  LOL!  I have two main soapboxes.  1) Fewer or less.  If you can count it, you use fewer (except with time, distance, and money). If you can’t count it, use less.  At the store, the sign should read “10 items or fewer.” 2) The death of adverbs.  I’ve noticed in commercials and on television programs, adverbs are going the way of the dinosaur.  When people say things like, “She sings beautiful” or “She walks slow,” I get a nervous tic!  ;)
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on revisions to The Prophecy’s sequel, The Outlanders.

Where can readers find you on the web?


Find me online:

Twitter:  @ErinAlbertBooks




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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Release Day For Tex And The Gangs Of Suburbia!

 

Howdy! I'm Stuart R. West and the second book in my YA, paranormal, suspense, murder mystery, comedy, romance series, Tex And The Gangs Of Suburbia, came out July 26th!

 Tex McKenna’s junior year of high school is just as bad as his sophomore year. Maybe worse. Olivia’s dumped him. He's caught up between two warring gangs and goes “undercover” with the Modern Gangstas to unmask a murderer. Being a supernatural trouble magnet and a witch is hard enough. But all Tex wants to do is end the school year alive. And maybe find out who the mysterious punker girl is and how she knows all his secrets.


 That's Tex And The Gangs Of Suburbia in a nutshell. But, really, at its heart, the book's about the shocking and sudden violence that happens in schools across the world. The suburban gangs depicted in the novel may seem silly but they're based in reality. A couple years ago, there was a gang shooting at my old Kansas high school. According to the media, these gangs held sway over the student populace, even scaring teachers and parents into submission. Its a shame when, we as parents, have to fear for our children at high school, a place my grandmother used to say would reap the best years of my life. Well, besides the fact she lied, even high schools are a frightening place these days.

But the book's not all about angst and violence! I introduce a new character, Elspeth. She's shrouded in mystery and to give more away about her would ruin the surprise of who (or what) she is. Elspeth has become one of my favorite characters to write, even threatening to take over the whole dang series (she gets her own book when the Tex trilogy is completed).

 Elspeth also figures heavily into my first attempt at writing a romantic farcical quadrangle. Love spells gone bad! Unrequited love! Mistaken intentions! Longing looks! Sexual identity confusion, mix-ups and foul-ups! Kisses that shouldn't've been made! And, um, some that should.

 It's all here and then some. Still trying to mine humor and entertainment out of the angst and issues teens go through since, um, early 2013.
 

The first in the series, Tex, The Witch Boy was released in January, 2013. The second, Tex And The Gangs Of Suburbia is out July 26th. Tex And The God Squad , the final book is due in December, 2013. Many more books to come.

Super special AmazeBalls Deal! Act fast, hit up the MuseItUp website, and you can buy both the Tex books for the price of one! My publisher's going cray-cray! But don't tell her and buy! Our lil' secret! http://museituppublishing.com/bookstore2/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=759&category_id=281&manufacturer_id=277&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1

 
Tex, The Witch Boy on Amazon: (.99 Special!): http://www.amazon.com/Tex-The-Witch-Boy-ebook/dp/B00B3U5OWU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374849079&sr=1-1

Tex And The Gangs Of Suburbia on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tex-Gangs-Suburbia-Witch-ebook/dp/B00E5RWBGA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374849134&sr=1-1&keywords=Tex+and+the+gangs+of+suburbia

BLOG: http://stuartrwest.blogspot.com/

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/stuartrwestwriter?fref=ts

TWITTER: @StuartRWest

TEX, THE WITCH BOY Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6YA8yjNVMc

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Meet Kim Baccellia



My just released book is NO MORE GODDESSES  Link: http://www.zumayapublications.com/title.php?id=301


Tell us something about yourself


I’m a YA author, homeschool mom, and reviewer.  I love yoga, chocolate, facials, bittersweet love stories,
and 80s music.
What prompted you to write your book?


After getting the 70th rejection for CROSSED OUT I decided to write a lighter, younger YA story with romance.  But if you know me, light horror/fantasy element came into the storyline.  Basically NO MORE GODDESSES was my attempt to take the whole lemon experience of rejections and turn it into lemonade.
 How much research did you have to do and how did you go about it?


First off I wanted Jordan Lake to have a favorite icon that she loved.  It had to be a classic actress.  Audrey Hepburn came to mind.  I ended up devouring all I could about her and fell in love with her too!  My favorite AH movie has to be THE NUN’S STORY.  Jordan’s list came from the one Audrey Hepburn’s character makes in WAR AND PEACE.  Book two will see more references to FUNNY FACE as Jordan will travel to Paris!


Then I had to research the Egyptian part for the mischievous goddess.  I chose Hathor as she’s the Egyptian goddess of love.  My sister has been studying to be an Egyptologist and helped me with finding ancient text and other material.


Also I got permission from an actual present day Isis Priestess to use one of her hymns which was pretty cool.

What would you like readers to take away from your book?


NO MORE GODDESSES is more of a lighter story that I hope will leave readers with a smile.  I hope they can be engaged with Jordan, Selena, and Andrew’s adventures enough to want to continue with book two!  Yes, I signed a contract for a second book!  And it would be fun for readers to rediscover Audrey Hepburn and see her magic.  
Do you have any themes that recur in your books?


This one is basically be careful what you wish for because it might come true with not too fun consequences.
What are you working on now?


I’m currently working on book two in the goddesses series.  I’m also going over a revision of an edgier multicultural YA set in the not too distinct future.  This one is more suspense/thriller and might even end up becoming New Adult.  Right now just polishing it up enough before I send it out.

How did you get started writing?


I’ve always been writing.  Even when I was a bilingual teacher?  My main emphasis in English Language Arts had to be the writing component or Writer’s workshop.  My students and I have been mentioned in the South Whittier Newspaper in the 1990s.  To me I loved to see my second language learners embrace reading and writing.  I then thought, why don’t I practice what I preach and actually write too!  The rest is history!
Where can readers find you on the web?


I’m @ixtumea on Twitter
I’m @kbaccellia on FB
My website is www.kim-baccellia.com
I’m also an editor/reviewer at YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/
EXCERPT


Heart-shaped posters announcing <i>Candygrams! 25 cents! were plastered all over campus. It was here, the day I had anticipated with dread and hope, although it would probably end in disappointment.


As if the guy I drooled over would actually send me one.


I dreamed of the moment anyway. Every night since the announcement, I had played it all out in my head. I would be so cool, so sophisticated—just like Audrey Hepburn in <i>Tessa’s Treasure.


If I closed my eyes, I knew I’d go right to that dream, but then I’d risk being battered by the throng of students bumping and jostling in the overcrowded hall. Thank God there had never been a real emergency. Us lowly freshmen would be floor splatter.
Then, like the parting of the Red Sea, the crowd flowed to the sides of the hall as the star of my dreams, Ethan Taylor, and his bunch of basketball friends walked down the center, flipping their heads and waving as if they owned the place. Who am I kidding? They did. They <i>were McKnight High.


“There he is,” said my best friend Selena Garza with a subtle wag of her eyebrows. Lost in all the Candygram stuff, I’d almost forgotten she was there. “Go talk to him.”


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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Interview with Penny Estrelle, author of Flash to the Past



Tell us something about yourself


I’m retired after working as a school secretary for twenty-one years.  My husband and I live off the grid on a fifty-four acre ranch in very rural Arizona.  Between the two of us we have five kids and seven grandchildren.

What prompted you to write your book?

Flash to the Past is Book 3 of the Wickware Sagas.  I was ecstatic when MuseItUp asked me to do a series, which will include 5 stories, total.


Your main character travels back in time to 1776. How much research did you have to do and how did you go about it?

The Wickware Sagas are about 21 Century kids that go back in time, and meet the subject of an assignment they have drawn in class.  Once I figured out who/what the subject would be I had to do quite a bit of research.  History and I were enemies in school.  I wanted nothing to do with it!


What would you like readers to take away from your book?

That history is not an enemy.  It is truly interesting, which I have learned in my golden years, and I’m trying to make it fun for kids to learn a few facts about some historical events and heroes.


Do you have any themes that recur in your books?

As a matter of fact I do – Miss Wickware, the 7/8 grade history teacher, is the key to how these kids do a little time travel.  In each of the five stories, the readers get a glimpse of Miss Wickware’s powers.


What are you working on now?

I’m working on a story called
The Unwanted Christmas Guest.  This is a story that will be for the older folks.  It is a romance of sorts.  I also write adult stories under P. A. Estelle.



How did you get started writing?

I think I’m like millions of people in this world, that reads a book and thinks, “I can do that.  How hard can it be?”  Silly, silly girl!  I started writing seriously when I retired.  My story, Hike Up Devil’s Mountain, was the first story for kids to be picked up.  My daughter was teaching fifth grade and read my first three chapters to her class.  They all wanted more and that’s what kept me motivated.



Where can readers find you on the web?www.pennystales.com







Excerpt


“What a jerk!” Kristy hollered, hoping Larry heard her.  “Like that little twerp could protect me!”  She looked around.  Not a sound could be heard.  No birds, no rustling of leaves, nothing.  She opened her mouth to call Larry back, but stopped herself.  “He’ll be back!”  Kristy was beginning to regret her outburst when Larry came around the bend in the road, running as fast as he could.
Her “I knew it” smirk faded when she saw the frantic look on his face.  He grabbed her arm and dragged her into the group of trees, tripping them both, rolling into the brush.
“What’s your…” Her words were smothered as Larry’s hand clamped over her mouth.  Kristy’s outrage lasted only seconds when a group of horses, ridden by men in red coats, galloped by.
When the dust cleared, they continued to sit in stunned silence.  A hard gnashing of teeth clamped down on Larry’s finger, snapping him painfully out of his trance.  “Ouch!” he yelped, pulling his finger from her teeth.
“Well, get your hand off my mouth!” she growled.  They got up and brushed leaves off their clothes, glaring at each other.  “Did you think, maybe for one second, those guys could have helped us figure out where the heck we are?”  Kristy asked, hands on hips.





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