Harley James and the Mystery of the Mayan Kings

Will Harley Find the Missing Mayan Statue & Save the World?

Amateur cryptologist Harley James has just landed in the sticky jungle of Tikal, Guatemala—home to the famous Mayan ruins. She’s made a few friends, a few mistakes…and a ground-breaking discovery.

The legendary statue of the long-lost Mayan King.

Just as she is about to impress her father with her discovery, the statue is stolen. Right from her own room!

And what’s worse? The legend says if the statues of the three kings are reunited, they’ll bring back an army from the dead to rule the world.

Follow along with Harley as she tracks down the missing Mayan statue, solves a few riddles and stumbles upon a secret society that will change her life forever!


Meet Leah Cupps

Leah Cupps is an author, designer, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed bookworm. She conceptualized the Harley James series with her oldest daughter, Savannah, who had developed an interest in Mayan history.

The mother & daughter duo worked together to ideate and create a new world, which became the foundation for the first Harley James series.

Leah resides in Indiana with her husband and three children. She is also the co-founder of the small family-owned publishing company Vision Forty Press.

Wyoming Bones and the Potion of Everlife

The world of Minecraft is full of ancient tombs needing exploration, and Wyoming Bones is just the human-turned-skeleton adventurer for the job! It’s a race against time as this archaeologist and treasure hunter tries with his friends to out-think and out-run the villainous Dr. E. Ville as both search for the ancient Tower of the Witch and an artifact with great power. Wyoming and his friends are on a quest to locate the elusive Potion of Everlife before the ruthless Dr. E. Ville gets his hands on it. Legend has it that the potion can restore life or stop a person from dying. But Wyoming and company must hurry if they’re to find the artifact and save the city of Cubero. The plot offers plenty of interesting settings, levers, secret passageways, arrows, trap doors and the like to engage elementary-aged readers. It includes old temples made into Adventure Zones. Beasty ravagers, numerous puzzles, riddles, and traps. Be sure to bring your imagination and prepare for a fast-paced fantasy ride filled with adventure. Follow Wyoming and his friends as they face challenges, craft solutions, and fight their way through mobs to retrieve the artifact and save the city of Cubero! Written for an elementary reading level, this story captures the imagination of children and parents alike! A perfect balance of silly Minecraft exploration and daring adventure and stunts, this series is bound to become your new shared obsession. DISCLAIMER: THIS BOOK IS A WORK OF FANFICTION; IT IS NOT AN OFFICIAL MINECRAFT BOOK. IT IS NOT ENDORSED, AUTHORIZED, LICENSED, SPONSORED, OR SUPPORTED BY MOJANG AB, MICROSOFT CORP. OR ANY OTHER ENTITY OWNING OR CONTROLLING RIGHTS TO THE MINECRAFT NAME, TRADEMARKS OR COPYRIGHTS.MINECRAFT ®/TM & © 2009-2020 MOJANG / MICROSOFT

Meet Elden Walseck

Elden Walseck has been having adventures in the world of Minecraft for over a decade now. He, along with his wife and kids, enjoy exploring and creating in this land of blocks. When he isn’t crafting stories, crafting blocks, or spending time with his family, Elden works as a rocket scientist at a rocket factory.

The Adventures of Ominous Crane

What kid doesn’t love having a blast with their grandfather? Especially when it’s blasting heads from Hallowed Men and witches from their brooms! Orin Crane surely does, as his grandfather is the world famous child adventurer, Ominous Crane! What’s this I hear you say? You have never heard of him. Well then let me clear things up right this moment! Ominous Crane has battled not only the dark spirits that prey on humanity, but also rock trolls, centaurs, dragons and a mysterious creature that lurks in the depths of the ocean! Now, I must warn you, that what hides inside of this book may scare you. Matter of fact, put down this book and walk away while you still can!

Meet R.C.J. Dwane

Rory C.J. Dwane is an author/artist living in the midlands of Ireland. He writes fiction in the genres Children, Fantasy, Horror and Literary (for now). As a child, Rory’s favourite stories brought him many hours of joy, such as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, the fabulous Asterix and Obelix comics, and many, many more! He is currently finishing his first Fantasy novel, Tale of a Blackbird, and also has recently finished his first children’s graphic novel, The Adventures of Ominous Crane, for ages middle grade and older, which he is self-illustrating. When he is not writing, he enjoys music, art, food, and hiking in the woods with his family and dog.

Down the Rabbit Hole, A Mystical Adventure

This short story is an enchanting tale with a message for all ages, that real magic is not an illusion but something we all possess. “Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” —Goethe The title of this story, “down the rabbit hole,” is of course from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), a wonderful children’s story by Lewis Carroll in which a charming young girl named Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a strange, dreamlike world. “It was much pleasanter at home,” thought Alice, “when one wasn’t always being ordered about by mice and rabbits. I almost wish I hadn’t gone down the rabbit hole, and yet, and yet…” “Down the rabbit hole” has become a term used for referring to a situation that is strange, confusing, or illogical, often mystical or magical, and, in this story, an encounter from which one will emerge with increased knowledge, widened horizons, enriched imagination, and a sense of greatly enlarged possibilities. In Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass (1871), near the end of her encounter with the White Queen, Alice protests that “one can’t believe impossible things.” The White Queen famously retorts, “I daresay you haven’t had much practice. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Unlike the White Queen, I do not advocate believing impossible things. But it is much to be hoped that this short story and the anthology that follows it will encourage the reader to consider all the possibilities and therefore believe at least one magical thing—perhaps even “before breakfast.” This charming fantasy will have you and your children engaged and laughing. Even better, it will leave them with the message that they have within them all the spirit and magic they’ll ever need. Mystical, whimsical, and richly entertaining from the opening scene to the unexpected conclusion, this inspirational short story will transport you to a wonderful place and resound in your heart long after the last works have been read. For more information please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on the book’s Amazon page. 2020 Edition Short Story. Includes a bonus Anthology Section, e-reader page count 97 (estimated, actual count varies depending on the reading device used). Thank you, and enjoy!

Meet M.G. Hawking

M.G. Hawking is an avid traveler, adventurer, and writer. Devoted to exploring remote areas of the globe to discover regions unknown to the Western world, always in search of extraordinary people and experiences, he has found many, especially in the Great Range of the Himalayas, the setting for most of his books. His focus is documenting profound wisdom traditions and revealing the knowledge and power they convey. Hawking is the author of the book series, ‘In The Valley of Supreme Masters,’ along with its associated companion volumes. When not traveling, he spends his time working on projects related to presenting books of an esoteric nature with his wonderful team in Northern California. Heather Cantrell, M.Litt., contributor and editor for Wisdom Masters Press, is an experienced world traveler. Having been born in Nepal to British parents who were teachers in various parts of Asia, she has extensive experience in the Himalayas, and is a devoted equestrian and animal lover. Amber Chellings, M.Phil., contributor and newsletter director, is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast and ardent equestrian. Jenna Wolfe, Ph.D., our exceptional research expert, contributor and book content supervisor, is a primary link to our numerous academic technical advisers.

Nowonderland

Billy, the only child of a working mother, moves into his late father’s childhood home and soon finds himself trapped in a hidden fantasy world that’s as dangerous as it is weird. Will he make it out alive? He finds help from the most unlikely cast of characters imaginable, including a squad of walking talking toys on a mission, and finds a link to his past he never knew existed. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll lose yourself in a world of pure imagination.


Meet M. C. Gladd

Hello to all,
I am a long time reader with an overactive imagination who, after twenty-two years in the military, wants to bring this weird little world to life and invite you all to enjoy it. There will be more adventures in Nowonderland to come.

A Most Unusual Friday Knight (Shawn From the Shed, Book 1)

History is now in the hands of two orphans, a border collie, and a depressed inventor

For as long as Johnny and Ella have known him, Shawn has been that odd but sad man who lives in the shed at the orphanage run by his iron-fisted sister. Every day, the kids watch from the windows as he walks the dog, fixes things, and takes his sister’s belittling with only a sigh.

Everything changes the night Johnny and Ella decide to investigate lights flashing from the shed. The night they discover Shawn’s time machine, which sends them all to medieval England – to a time of mighty castles, jousting tournaments, and wild animals.

But when they witness the injustice of a greedy lord and his champion knight, a simple jump to the past turns into a seemingly impossible quest to save the lives of innocent villagers – as well as their own. All complicated by Shawn’s odd behavior and terrible manners, leaving it up to Johnny and Ella to teach him how to behave properly.

With a combination of modern technology, ingenuity, and trickery, can two orphans, a dog, and a sad inventor change the course of history?

A story that both kids and parents will love

This is a time travel children’s book for ages 8-12. It is a light-hearted and amusing tale which is sure to entertain kids while teaching important lessons about standing up to bullies, being there for one another, helping those who need it, relying on your wits, and behaving considerately towards others. One of the most important dynamics of the story is the role reversal. Here, it is the adult who needs help from the kids in order to understand social interactions, not offend others and avoid getting into trouble. This is often a source of fun and humor, but it also a way to teach these lessons indirectly and without being preachy.


Meet Alan Frost

Alan Frost is an author of middle grade and young adult sci-fi and fantasy. After nearly 15 years working as a translator, Alan decided to take the plunge and start publishing his own material. His main passion is subjects that extend the boundaries of what we think possible, in particular modern fantasy and time travel.

Alan’s debut title, “A Most Unusual Friday Knight”, is a middle grade (ages 8-12) time travel story and is due to be released on November 1, 2021. It is the first in the “Shawn From the Shed” series. In early 2022, Alan will launch his YA modern fantasy series, “The Dream Gate”, with the first novel “The Slayer, the Seer, and the Dream Stealer”.

Even though his family is from Washington DC, Alan resides in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he spends as much of his spare time as possible enjoying nature, playing sports and annoying his friends with bad jokes and (hopefully good) story ideas.

Digital Girl

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Jupiter is a 12-year-old nerd and hacker with mostly online friends. She hacks using the handle, White-Rabbit. Then one evening, comes a lightning storm to end all storms, a storm that zaps the computer, freeing computer-gnomes. The gnomes escape the computer and surround Jupiter where she sits at the study desk. Using magic, the gnomes turn her into a tiny, digital girl and shove her through the lens of the camera and into the monitor.

Now, Jupiter is lost inside the computer, in a digital world filled with dangers, a world that has a gateway to the internet where a digital girl could get duplicated and spread across the world-wide-web onto tablets, cellphones, videos, and well, cyberspace.

Oh, heavens, the technology to turn a human being into a digital being is valuable and everyone seems to want a piece of Jupiter, including hackers who use avatars from the Wizard of Oz!

How will she ever escape back to her world and become a real girl again?

Time is running out as Jupiter struggles to break free of her prison.

Digital Girl is a bit like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, only Wonderland is the computer.
Digital Girl is a bit like Through the Looking-Glass, only the Looking-Glass is the monitor.
A shrunken Jupiter falls down the camera hole rather than down the rabbit hole.

The Book of Chaos

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2019 Book Excellence Award Winner in Children’s Fiction

Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval

When a strange book lands in Fable Nuthatch’s lap and her cousin disappears into its pages, she follows, hurtling into an enchanted forest far from the rolling hills of her home. This is a land filled with strange people, magic and more danger than Fable has ever dreamed of.

She must battle for not only a way home, but for the lives of those she loves dearest. With the help of her peculiar new friends, Fable must learn to trust in herself or risk losing her cousin forever. Can she save him before it’s too late?

“Author Jessica Renwick has crafted a highly engaging tale about the love of family and the true bonds of friendship. This enchanting tale offers a thrilling adventure for young readers who are sure to be entertained by this first book in the Starfell Series.” – Literary Classics Book Awards

“Twisted, original, magical fun.” – GoodReads review

The Book of Chaos has been described by readers as a true jewel among children’s books. If your child loves Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or The Land of Stories – this is the book for them!

Britfield and the Lost Crown

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BRITFIELD & THE LOST CROWN is a fast-paced adventure novel that transports the reader from the smoldering crags of Yorkshire, through the heart of England, and finally to the magnificent shores of Dover. Creating an interactive world of mystery and adventure, Britfield is about friendship, family, loyalty, and courage.

ESCAPING FROM WEATHERLY ORPHANAGE, a place where learning is suppressed, and children are treated as labor, best friends Tom and Sarah outsmart the nasty owners Mr. and Mrs. Grievous, the seedy caretaker Mr. Speckle, and even the legendary watchdog Wind. Yet shortly before leaving, Tom discovers a clue that will change his life forever.

Relentlessly chased by the illustrious Detective Gowerstone, the two narrowly escape by commandeering a hot air balloon and flying over central England. Crashing at Oxford University, they receive the sympathy of Dr. Hainsworth, an esteemed professor who decides to help them safely get to London.

Forced to land the balloon at Windsor Castle, Hainsworth asks for help from former student and head butler Philip. After a white-knuckled chase through St. Paul’s Cathedral and the London underground, with Detective Gowerstone still in hot pursuit, Tom and Sarah are nearly out of time.

Angel Land: A Teen/YA Fantasy Light Novel

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Gabriel Perez has a dream.
Thirteen-year-old Gabriel wants to become the Ruling Archangel of Celestia. The catch? He doesn’t have wings. And, that means he can’t get into one of the eight prestigious guilds. He spends his days polishing wings, dreaming of going to a guild.

An unexpected opportunity.
After failing the entrance, Gabriel stumbles on a wanted criminal, and by a stroke of fate, and becomes embroiled in a high-profile abductions case. He is sent to the best guild- The Holy Guild- for protection where he gets a shot at his dream of becoming a Ruling Archangel.

The adventure of a lifetime.
At the Holy Guild, Gabriel makes friends with the super-smart Raziel, the school reporter Swati, and a shy heiress, Ariel. He also earns the ire of Cael, a senior trainee who dislikes Gabriel and even comes face-to-face with the current Ruling Archangel and his hero, Michael. His dreams are all beginning to come true but…

Someone is hiding in the shadows.
The criminal Gabriel escaped from is looking for him. As secrets come to light, Gabriel must decide who he really is and fight the evil taking over the city. Filled with excitement and adventure, Angel Land is a story about the power of dreams.