A Twist of Magic

This uplifting picture book is a young reader’s passport to an eye-opening adventure. Explore the World With a Twist of Magic, Anna’s world transforms. An unknown place. A mysterious food. An unfamiliar language. Will Anna and her sidekick, Bear, accept the kindness of a new friend and have the courage to discover where this adventure may lead? Perfect for read-aloud by loving parents, grandparents, and educators, this beautifully illustrated story has the transformative power to take us outside of our comfort zone. With a magical journey to a South American city, this book gives the gift of travel inviting readers to bravely discover the beauty of the world.

Meet Allison Ward

Allison Ward is a children’s author of the World Explorers series including recent release, A Twist of Magic, as well as other adventure stories for young kids. From her time spent flying helicopters to international diplomacy, Allison brings a wealth of rich experiences and perspectives to her readers. Through books, she shares inspiring stories of exploration that teach children to be brave, try new things, and treat everyone with respect. While she loved to explore all stretches of her imagination through writing, playing, and acting as a child, Allison still finds ways to keep her curiosity and the joy of discovery alive as an adult. She is a life-long learner and an advocate for well-rounded education through everything from books to travel. Allison incorporates world knowledge, adventure, and a touch of magic into each story to inspire readers to keep exploring. When she’s not trying street foods in Southeast Asia or hunting for treasures in the markets of the Middle East, she lives in South Carolina and is usually working on a new project or planning her next family adventure.

Uneasy Allies

Five disparate people drawn together in pursuit of one goal.

I so enjoyed the latest instalment of The Kaerling. The action was pacy and compelling. The characters had really settled into themselves and were well-rounded. I read it all in one sitting and was totally engrossed! Jenny Poulter

Their mission was simple – to rescue Lally and Derri from the evil kaerlings.

But catching up with the kaerlings proves to be anything but simple, and the five companions discover that they can’t completely trust each other.

This is the seventh volume in the epic saga that is The Kaerling.

Meet Freya Pickard

Freya Pickard is the Author of The Kaerling series, an epic fantasy set in the strange and wonderful world of Nirunen. She writes mainly fantasy tales and creates poetry in order to rest the prose side of her brain. Her aim in life is to enchant, entertain and engage with readers through her writing. She finds her inspiration in the ocean, beautifully written books and vinyl music (particularly heavy metal and rock). Her most recent relaxation techniques to get her through lockdown include hatha yoga and painting landscapes and monsters in watercolour.

Lightward

Lightward is the dragon quest of our built for hero, Startus Maximus. Over land and sea, he must overcome trial, tribulation, and loss. If he is lucky and true, he will succeed. If not, he will be a quick snack. Armed with the magical Spear of Reivl and a Dragon scale shield, can he triumph and carry on the legacy of Defender?


Meet David Cleofas Avila

David Cleofas Avila is a writer, musician, artist, former mental health worker, journeyman drywall finisher, and Paul Harris Fellow.

Third Eye Lucidity

You enter the universe through thought, a manifested portal, and each time you enter, it’s the same place but a new journey.


The answers you seek you will not find, yet a new power will arise that you never could fathom, one that can’t be found but unlocked. Open your gift and show the present the true essence of who you are. Third Eye Lucidity is a collection of poetry and prose that promotes living positively and imparts balance and perspective for a tranquil and virtuous spirit. Volumes are created to take the reader on a spiritual journey, a voyage that they sail through life using the currents of the words on each page. Enter the void and untether yourself from worldly desires and unnatural aspects of the physical realm. Awaken the third eye that has been hibernating this entire time.

The Markings

________________

“My frail fingers curl around the jagged rock. I press it into the stone wall and drag it up and down until a small groove forms. I drop the rock and step back, glancing over all the lines I’ve made. It is day 2,436 of being in this prison with my mother and younger brother.”
________________

DATHER IS AN ISLAND THAT WAS ONCE KNOWN AS OHAU. A nation that rose from the ashes after an asteroid shower has divided itself when people began to discover their unique powers. At sixteen-years-old Adaline sits in prison with her mother and younger brother, and today is Parting Day where more prisoners will be executed. After seven years of being spared, Adaline’s luck has run out. But she won’t go quietly or easily. Her life depends on her ability to escape the grasps of the King and find a place of freedom. Discovering her unique powers is the turning point Adaline needs to get a second chance at her freedom. In this thrilling novel of friendship, family, and secrets Adaline runs for her life and learns the truth of her past along the way.

________________

“My brain sees him as a threat, as the enemy, a guard at the castle, but my heart feels he is a friend. The question is, which one is right?”

[aawp fields=”B085TPG5SV” value=”button”]

Atlantic Rock

cover

Life’s about being comfortable, isn’t it? You find what makes you happy and you stick with it for the rest of your days.

That’s what Jimmy Stephens thought. Routine was Jimmy’s best mate, until routine found another group of friends. Somehow stranded on the remotest island in the world, Jimmy was forced to make peace with a whole new way of living, and a whole new way of seeing things.

Jimmy’s tale is one of isolation, adaptation and inspiration, challenging the fundamentals of twenty first century life.

Hell to Reality: One prisoner’s journey

cover

1939 Torun, Poland; the journey was perilous. The Mayer family; Peter, Mary his wife and their two sons John and Vladek, were under deep peril and had a decision to make. Early in the morning Peter was conscripted to a mandatory sentence by regulation under the threat of death at gunpoint by the Gestapo to be the “Volksdeutsche,” informer. Peter had no choice but to immediately leave Torun to flee to his cousin Klaus Kramke. He settled near the borders of Germany and Lithuania. Peter became one of many hundreds of migratory people without a name, identity, or a place to call home. Peter was victimized, attacked and left for dead on one of his trips to Lithuania. Unable to care for his own needs and bad bodily injuries, Peter was taken in as a refugee. Peter’s memory was obscured. In 1940 Peter was forced to join the Russian army. In 1941 the German army invaded Russia and Lithuanian provinces. Capture and transfer was inevitable to the infamous “Stalag 18” camp for migratory prisoners. Providence was with Peter and even as an unknown without a past he was recognized by family, his cousin Klaus. In 1943 Klaus and Peter escaped from Stalag 18 and fled to Olsztyn and later to his native home town Torun. In 1945 the Russian invaders liberated Torun. After the war Peter had his mind set on true freedom. The Baltic Sea was the only way to freedom; this idea never left his mind. Accounts from “Hell to Reality” is loosely based on the harrowing accounts of war, persecution and an identity that never left or abandoned Peter. Names and locations were changed.