I have just published a book, Element Girls: The Lost Goddess. Four friends discover the powers of Fire, Water, Earth and Air in a quest that takes them to Hawaii, where legends come to life. This adventure is a girl-power, friendship and magic-driven story for preteens, young teens, and the teen-at-heart.
Thank you for reading this far. Now, as is more usual on this blog, a poem- I’ve been reflecting on the water element.
each sea turtle
his end of the Earth,
each drifting sea star,
open I hold
with my own
all the vast
so her secrets
and my secrets
I normally post poems on this site. But I do want to let you know about my latest published book for middle-grade readers (9-12 year olds).
Caroline, our 11 year old heroine, journeys high in the Himalayas to wake a sleeping giant. She imagines he’ll be kind and friendly. But if he is a good giant, why was he given a sleeping spell in the first place?
Find the book on the Handersen Publishing website:
Night’s cloak veils the land
I stop walking and await
Last week the full moon was out over the beach and the wild ocean in Wales. I went to a Haiku workshop, and this came out- if such things interest you, it is in the traditional 5-7-5 format (5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the third).
I just published a new novella- Painting Pretoria, encapsulating the beautiful and mysterious colors and moods of the ocean.