Plotting Book Two

Been busy plotting and writing my next book...

Busy plotting and working on my next book…

Update: I will be offering my first book, The Secret of the Golden Heart, at a signing at Century Center in South Bend at the end of April. Further details will be forthcoming.

Book #1 in my Golden Heart Series is out on Amazon. If you get a chance to read it, please leave a kind review. It’s more of a challenge to market to children when self-publishing, but hopefully parents and grandparents will shop for their little ones and spread the word and leave a review.

This first book is an introduction to the Golden Heart Series and lays a foundation for my twelve-year-old main character’s next adventure on his 2nd quest in this coming of age fantasy story. But you’ll find no wizards or witches, or any other such characters because I didn’t feel it was right to take this book in that direction for young minds to absorb. There are too many books are on the shelves with such story lines that I feel serve no good purpose. Rather, I wanted my book to be adventurous with a bit of mystery with timely truths that will help children grow and develop into a better person.

My 2nd book in this series promises to be a bit more intense with some surprising twists after Kristian discovers that Gracie has disappeared. Frantic, he wastes no time trying to find her, but in the process he discovers a map and realizes there’s another golden heart to find, and he must find it before a cosmic phenomenon occurs and threatens their existence.

He must find Gracie and heart before a solar disaster, but will he have time to do both? The answer lies in the “town that drowned” where he discovers something that has lain dormant for thousands of years.

Stay tuned.

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Unknown galaxies?Christmastime is the best time to send your child or grandchild on a great adventure through the universe in my new middle grade fantasy novel that will take them out of this world on a journey to another galaxy. Their journey will carry them to a dying planet in the Tri-fold Galaxy (more about this galaxy in my next book!). Can Kristian summon the courage to stop the entity lurking in the forest? Can he summon the faith to persevere before time runs out?

You can check out the book trailer on my website:  The Secret of the Golden Heart. Or, visit my Book Launch Party page at SCBWIparty. Sign up for my Book Giveaway under “Enter The Contest” that will be held tomorrow, Dec. 18th.