Books

Mermaid’s Gold

Ysabel is on a new adventure helping her giant friend Horace, search for a golden tree that grows in the middle of the frozen Northfast Sea. Ysabel is confident in her growing ability to summon magic, but can she protect Horace and her two other companions: Daniel, an old soldier, and Jax, a young hunter, from a pack of hungry wolves pursuing them across the ice-bound sea?

Is she powerful enough to save them when they discover that reaching the island is just the beginning of their ordeal?

 

Queen of Incense (Selected as a Best of the 2017 Multnomah County Library Writers Project)

Who was the famous Queen of Sheba? Three thousand years ago she traveled across the vast Arabia Desert, carrying a magnificent treasure in frankincense and gold to King Solomon in Jerusalem. Her legendary visit with the king has been portrayed in books, paintings. symphonies, movies, and religious texts, yet there’s no evidence she ever existed.

Perhaps she did, and perhaps this is her story.

 

Anthra’s Moon

Ysabel hadn’t planned on becoming a hero, but when a gigantic bird called the Anthra abducts a baby princess in Ysabel’s care, it’s up to 14-year-old Ysabel  to save the child before the rising of the full moon, Anthra’s Moon, when the great bird will feed the helpless baby to her newly hatched chicks. Along with her two companions, an old soldier and a friendly giant, Ysabel travels across a dangerous land battling an evil enchantress, poisonous snakes, ferocious sawfish, and fire-breathing birds.

And then she faces the Anthra.

The Anthra is based on Argentavis Magnificens, a prehistoric bird that lived 6 million years ago in Argentina. At its height it stood over eight feet tall with a 25-foot wingspan. It soared on the winds, could dive at speeds of 150 mph, and carry off a full-sized ox. She’s a worthy adversary for a 14-year-old girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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