“It is hard to imagine my life matters in a world so vast covered in a ceiling of shadows. Yet through the dimness, beams of hope as tiny specks of light, gleam through. The minuscule threads weave together broken lives, forming fractured stories.”~Marked
…is the daughter of Romanian immigrants, and has always been interested in the multicultural experience. The uniqueness people from different nations, languages, and cultures have to share is reflected in her writing and world-building. Fulfilling her dreams of being an elementary school teacher and a wild boy mom, she is now focusing on writing books for Children, Middle Grade and Young Adults. She has published an article in an Alaska Womens magazine, along with writing skits and short inspirational stories for church retreats through the years. She lives in Alaska with her husband, three little musketeers and a horde of Lego dragons and dinosaurs. She’s discovered first hand Tolkien’s words ring true: “It’s a dangerous business…going out your door…if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
I am Marked: a blazing stain across my face; emotional scars ruining every moment of my life; nightmares that terrify me. But these are also my strengths. I can affect the feelings of those around me. Will it be enough to stop a war with the country that kidnapped me and save my outcast friends?
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“Broken hearts are sadly common, but they can be mended.
It’s the heartless that have no hope.”
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A red birthmark stains Ada’s face, but her emotional scars run deeper. These fears come to life when she is kidnapped and sold as a slave in a foreign land. The prince discovers her plight, making promises and settling Ada’s heart but placing her in greater danger. Finding refuge in the Gard, a home for the disabled outcasts of the city, she befriends the few people who understand her struggle and can help her discover her worth. She can influence, even manipulate, the emotions of others. But her only hope lies in unraveling the secrets of a young general infamous for attacking her country.
Two sisters must protect a dark secret even if it throws them into more danger than they expect. Especially when neither wants to unleash an angry horde of elemental dragons or start a rebellion against magic-wielding Elvyn. But confessing may be worse.
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A secret will be her undoing
With revenge always pursuing
But justice will come from her loss and pain
When magic sings its final refrain
Give up her will and take to the stage
She must make her stand in the Dragon’s Cage
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Two sisters. One secret. A perilous plan.
To protect a dangerous secret, Alexia runs from home to work in the Dragon’s Cage. Most days she cleans the stalls and watches epic battles between elemental dragons in the arena…until one speaks to her.
Her sister Sarai also hides their secret. She cunningly masks her heartache through a volatile romance to protect her family from a power-hungry rival.
Both sisters are playing with fire. To keep their secret hidden, they are willing to do anything—even unleash an angry horde of dragons and start a rebellion against the magic Elvyn. Because confessing would be much worse—landing one sister inside the Cage.
I may be a monster, but kindness is always a choice.
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An amusing twist to the traditional Cinderella story, Monsterella shows that kindness is always a choice, even when one is born a monster. Monsterella’s one dream, as she does all the work for her step monster, is to see Castle Cave, where her parents met. With the help of her Fairy Godzilla, Monsterella gets sparkling glass claws and goes to the grand feast at Castle Cave. But while there, she comes across her step family and is ordered to serve them. Her mother’s advice: I may be a monster, but kindness is always a choice gives her strength to be kind and gains her the attention of the monster prince.
Monsterella is the first in a Monster Princesses picture book series.
When Eliejah Samuels discovers a magical orb grants him superpowers, it’s only through his friend Ollia’s influence he decides to become a superhero and not a super villain. With the perks of a space flying dragon, Liej and Ollia must tackle the challenges of the preteen life—building true friendship, mediating with bullies, learning which adults to trust, and strengthening natural talents. But there’s a catch to his newly discovered abilities: if he loses the small magic orb, or if someone steals it, he dies.
“It fractures, beams of cerulean light bursting from the blue dragon. Her scales glow iridescent. They pulse and flicker like stars in a cobalt sky. The lights prickle until she is engulfed. With a flick of her wing, the stars burn from her body. Blasting brightly, they dissolve everything in its path in blinding, gleaming light. It even trembles the glass Cage. The arena is clear of all darkness.”~DRAGON’S CAGE