Today I welcome the talented Penny Estelle!!!! Take it away!!!
Good morning Jan and thanks for letting me stop by for a chat today. First let me say this Summer Teen Reading Party has been a blast all month. I have met so many great folks, both authors and reading fans! From all the activity I’ve been seeing, teens and adults are going to have plenty of reading material for the entire summer
Now let me set the stage before I tell my little story. I was visiting my daughter in Utah, last summer and my ten-year old grandson was playing with some of his friends. Somehow, the subject of William Tell came up and not one of these boys had any idea who William Tell was.
Okay, okay…I’m getting to the point. This is how my series, The Wickware Sagas, started. It seems so much of our history is getting lost, especially when it comes to historical legends.
Miss Wickware is a history teacher for 7th and 8th grades students at Langdon Middle School in Phoenix, AZ. Rumor has it that strange things happened in her class. Is she a witch? Is she from another planet? Nobody can, or will, talk too much about what has happened. Yea…probably just rumors…or are they?
Every year, she gives an assignment for an oral book report. Each student will draw a name from a box and then give an oral report on whom they have chosen and somehow, one of these students ends up face to face with their drawn subject. How does this happen?
Billy Cooper’s Awesome Nightmare is the first of the Wickware Sagas Series.
Billy Cooper is so annoyed about this oral report. Old Lady Wickware drops this bomb on a Friday afternoon and it’s due on Monday. Well he has plans for the whole weekend and simply doesn’t have time to do a report. He figures he will do a quick computer search on Sunday night on this William Tell guy, whoever that is, and then he will just skate by on this assignment. All that changes when he finds himself in the 14th century and standing in front of William Tell’s house.
Billy Cooper’s Awesome Nightmare will be out in June! You will be able to buy it HERE!
Other than a non-fiction story I have out on my own adventure with solar, Solar – One Family’s Reality, my stories are all for the MG/tween age groups.
Hike Up Devil’s Mountain is a story about three boys who find their way into the basement of an old abandoned house. One of the boys, the school bully, tries to take on a little bit of magic, and of course, he loses. Their only hope lives on top of Devil’s Mountain. The question is, will they survive the hike?
My other story is A Float Down the Canal. Twelve-year old Pam Simpson gets dumped on when her mother is called into work. She must cancel her plans for the mall to baby-sit her younger brother and his friend and take them to the public pool. To make matters worse her cousin, Candy, is also coming over for the day. She doesn’t even like Candy!
Much to Candy’s dismay, transportation to the pool is on inner tubes, floating down the canal. One thing leads to another and it is Pam who, once again, must save the day.
When things couldn’t seem worse, the day takes a drastic turn for the better and it is Candy, and the float down the canal, that makes this the best day of Pam’s life!
I love for people of all ages to stop by and check out my website and blog. And PLEASE leave me a message so we can chat!
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Thanks Penny!! Everyone make sure to check out Penny's blog!!!
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About my book, Veiled Virtues:
When Paige Stewart left America to house-sit in England, her only thoughts were to get away from her controlling mother and to have fun. Little did she know that her working holiday would find her hearing eerie voices, experiencing alarming dreams and bleeding from old scars. Although Paige's differences confuse and disgust her, she opens up to the shopkeeper of a strange metaphysical store in town, where she finds much more than tarot cards and crystals. Soon, Paige is stalked like prized game. Relentlessly pursued, her holiday takes a turn for the eerie and dangerous. Her only saving grace may be a modern-day English knight who sweeps her off her feet and recognizes the true virtues the American teen unknowingly possesses.