I am thrilled to be a part of the Tracy Library’s upcoming Author Night Out on October 7th! As the date approaches, I have been consumed with my presentation. It is hard to condense my thoughts while writing an 8 minute speech, but instead of focusing on the “what” I have decided to focus on the “why.” Why did I write this book? Why is the Beyond the Hidden Realm series different?

When my daughters were growing up we shared books like the Magic Tree House series, Harry Potter, Ranger’s Apprentice, and the Hobbit. We developed favorite authors such as JRR Tolkien, John Green, and Jodi Picoult.  Sometimes, we read together, but as the girls grew, we would pass the books between us. Our dinner conversations and car trips were spent lost in fictional worlds. A truly special outcome occurred because of our reading time, one made possible through literature. These books were able to relate important life inspirations in a way I never could. If I talked about hope and perseverance I was the annoying Mom, but when Harry Potter learned courage despite adversity it meant something.

The Kingdom of Belamour, and the Beyond the Hidden Realm Series, embraces this philosophy. The tale is for everyone-fantasy and non-fantasy lovers alike. It is meant to inspire as well as entertain. How will I define success? Success will be the joy of knowing another family has experienced the joy of literary bonding!

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Hello everyone!

Next summer, my family is planning a trip across the pond. I am looking for a great vacation…hmmm…I mean research opportunity in England, France, or Ireland!  I would love to travel beyond the typical tourist locations and into the heart of the old countries. Any suggestions for inspirational sites bursting with medieval history? Of course, no trip is complete without a culinary adventure so dining suggestions are welcome as well!

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I am thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Boston Book Festival on October 23rd and 24th. The weekend will be full of inspirational speakers and events.

Be sure to stop by the New Hampshire Writer’s Project Booth on Sunday, October 24th between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. I will be signing copies of The Kingdom of Belamour. For more information check out the event website.

http://www.bostonbookfest.org

Don’t forget to get your copy of The Kingdom of Belamour today!  Now available in both E-Book and Paperback formats.

www.beyondthehiddenrealm.com

Amazon Kindle – E-Book

Amazon – Paperback

Barnes and Nobles – Paperback

Books-a-Million – Paperback

Who says book research is tedious?

Northern Italy boasts some of the most beautiful castles in the world. My recent trip provided just the inspiration I needed to push The Kingdom of Adeleya into high gear. Spending three nights at Castello Di Pavone was a dream come true. Who wouldn’t be inspired when staying in the tower of an ancient castle? Breath taking views, stunning architecture, and food worth wrecking any diet for rounded out the stay.