I never imagined one little secret would change the course of my life. No one believed me about what happened to my mom. The officers in charge of the investigation thought I was confused. The psychiatrist persuaded everyone I was delusional.
I never should’ve mentioned Bailean–my best friend. And a dragon.
Over the years I’ve tried to tell myself he wasn’t real. I told myself the stories mom told me about Brindle, a hidden land, were only fairy tales. I almost had myself convinced. Then I inherited my grandmother’s house in Vermont.
Now more and more memories are rising to the surface: the gleam of a king’s golden belt buckle, iridescent scales, a haunting song. It’s all connected to my mom and the events of that afternoon in our New York apartment. It terrifies me.
I want the truth about my mom. About everything. Is the truth different for me than it is for other people, or is the truth the same for everyone? Is the truth what my dad or doctors insist, or found in the fairy tales Mom used to tell me?
Or is the truth a whispered voice from deep inside that no one else can hear?
When Ducky’s new ball bounces off the door of an underground home, she suddenly has a new friend to play with. But Spike’s spines pop Ducky’s new ball. The two friends try everything to fix it. Spike uses glue. Ducky tries tying the ball together. Nothing works until Ducky’s creative thinking, and Spike’s “spikes”, save the day.
Illustrated with hand-made dolls and scenery made by the author, Jennifer Carson.
In medieval Russia, a battlefield historian is commissioned to transport treasures from the invasion-torn south to a haven in the north. Centuries later, four events occur simultaneously. Grace Sawyer, on her summer sabbatical at the Rosanov Art Institute in Yaroslavl, stumbles upon a
black stone from a medieval Russian treasure. Richard Simon
, an art historian in New York, is solicited by a friend in the CIA to journey to Yaroslavl on a cryptic
quest. In Kiev, the brother of the president of the Ukraine is assassinated, and a group of men plan to violently end the Epiphany–the historic meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Russia. Within a week, these events will mesh in a violent climax that echoes in the halls of the Rosanov Art Institute.
We’d like to welcome author Cindy Davis to the Prince and Pauper team! Soon to be widely available is her fabulous Angie Deacon Mystery Series, based in our home state of New Hampshire. Here’s what some of her reviewers have to say about this series:
“Bad checks, blackmail, kidnapping, murder…a complex plot and a shifty cast of characters make this a memorable read.” Kaitlyn Dunnett, author of Scone Cold Dead.”…sure to be a hit. A Little Murder kept me guessing till the quite surprising end.” Gary Braver, award-winning author of Skin Deep”…mystery author Cindy Davis digs deep to find the mystery and corruption that can plague even the most quiet of states… Davis skillfully portrays real people facing unreal crime and terror.” Brendan DuBois, award-winning author of the Lewis Cole series.
“A deceptively simple setup…exciting twists and turns…you won’t want to put this one down.” Agatha Award Winner Toni LP Kelner
“Fine writing and a strong sense of place make A Little Murder a most satisfying read.” Kate FLora, Edgar nominated author of Finding Amy: A True Story of Murder in Maine
“Action packed…engaging…will keep your light on deep into the night.” Nancy Means Write, Agatha Award 2006 Best Children’s/YA Novel
Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall, illustrator extrodinaire and I have opened a new Etsy shop dedicated to Fox Hollow tales. The profits from this store will support our new book series, Fox Hollow Tales. Look for new products to be added soon! We’d love to hear what kinds of items you’d like to see in the store too, so drop us a line!
Today I launched the kickstarter for my project with illustrator Patricia Ann Lewis— she’s the fabulous artist who illustrated Hapenny Magick and To Find A Wonder. It’s a scarey feeling to put your work out to the world but also exciting =0)
Fox Hollow Tales is a series of stories set in New England in the 1830’s.
Wojer and the Wizard of the Wood
is the first tale in the series and stars a little badger named Wojer. The neighborhood bully, Lilly, tries to scare Wojer with a story about a wizard who turns anyone who picks berries at the Old Lark Meadow into frogs. But Wojer humorously turns the tables on the Lily and her friends.
You can find out more about Wojer and the Fox Hollow Tales series by following this link: