Mapmaker’s Mistake

How far would you go to change your fate…and the fate of your kingdom? The Mapmaker’s Mistake follows the adventures of Asha and her friends as she uses her skills with a blade to reforge her destiny. Every page you turn there is a new surprise. — Adeline, age 11 Meilani Schijvens weaves a tale about strength and finding inner courage despite the obstacles. With relatable heroines, adventures, and excitement at every turn, The Mapmaker’s Mistake is sure to enthrall and captivate young readers.

Meet Meilani Schijvens

Meilani Schijvens lives in Juneau Alaska. She has a Master of Science from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Colby College. Meilani is the owner of Rain Coast Data, a research and economic consulting firm. Ms. Schijvens has authored hundreds of economic publications. Her work has been cited by several national publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. She is also the owner of Rain Coast Fables.

The Shop on Peculiar Hill


When Peter comes to live with his aunt and uncle at the shop on Peculiar Hill, he has a lot to learn. What are bogeys and heeble-greebs and the other fierce creatures which live in the nearby Vale of Strange? Why is it so important to wear a hat and sturdy boots? And what is this stuff called strangeness which comes bubbling out of the ground? When Peter discovers the dark secret which lurks at the heart of this place, he finds his efforts to make things better do not go according to plan. He sets out to make amends with the aid of his new friend Amanda, but how can he know that requesting her help will prove to be such a very big mistake?