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BOOK SAMPLE: THE YOUNG GUARDIANS AND THE GENESIS SPELL

Here is a sample from my first volume, The Young Guardians and the Genesis Spell.  This is the scene that changes the Young Guardians’ lives forever:

    “The mysterious object hit the ground in front of them. As the object hit the ground, shock waves of white energy shot in every direction. The shock waves hit Patrick and his friends over and over again, sending them flying in every direction.

Joshua flew at a tree, smashing it in two, and slammed through a window of a Corner Bakery Cafe. Derek landed in the fountain outside the theater with a loud splash. Gregory crashed into one of the theater pillars, landing on his back. Patrick flew straight up, falling back to the ground with a thud, belly up.

Patrick slowly raised his head. He looked in front of him. There was a large crater, with white flames surrounding its rim. Even though the heat was immense, Patrick tried to pull himself toward the crater, to see what the object was. He winced, his insides and eyes were  urning and his legs were numb, as he crawled towards the crater. He peered over the rim, and looked inside. There was a young girl who appeared to be his age, more beautiful than any he had ever seen, lying in the crater.

She wore a torn gray skirt, what remained of a gray tunic, a large silver shoulder pad strapped onto her left shoulder, and she firmly held a long curved silver sword in her right hand. Patrick could not see the girl’s face in the blinding light. She wore no shoes or boots, which revealed her long slender legs and small feet. Her arms were as long and slender as her legs. Her hands were small and frail-looking. Her abdominal area, which was muscular and had a small belly button, was also revealed. As far as Patrick could see, the girl was gorgeous.

“Aut mett,” the girl whispered.

Then Patrick’s world went black.”

WONDERCON UPDATE: POSTERS AND T-SHIRTS

I have an update on the preparations that are being made for my book signing at WonderCon this year.  Today, I got the final layout of the posters that will be hung in my booth and have placed an order to add the final touches.  Tomorrow, I will place the order to have T-shirts made so that my many volunteers will wear them at the convention.  I still have much more to do before everything is ready for WonderCon, but I am so far satisfied with what has been done.  I will keep you updated on any further developments.

WONDERCON UPDATE: TWO MONTHS TO GO!!!

Only two more months remain until WonderCon and I have done a lot of preparations so far.  I have completed the basic layout of the complimentary fliers and bookmarks I will be handing out throughout the weekend.  In addition, I have done the groundwork for the posters and banner I will be hanging at the back of my booth.  After completing the overview of these items, I have researched various locations in which I could mass-produce them after my godmother refines them.  I also acquired other vital paperwork that the people in charge of the convention requested.  For the moment, I am waiting for a local school to produce the character concept art that will be put on display at my book signing and am eager to finally see my beloved characters with my own eyes.  Overall, it has been a very busy and productive month and I look forward to all of the developments that will follow.