ello! I'm so glad you took an interest in Adventure Beyond Human. The first book in my Middle grade to Young adult Fantasy Series is 'Into Sparkling Forest' and there will be 7 books in this series. I wanted to let readers know that there are several formats for my book. One can purchase it in the kindle format with color illustrations. You can also purchase this book in a 6" x 9" size with black and white illustrations or the one with full color illustrations. There is also a 5" x 7" which is close to the usual paperback size and has black and white illustrations. Please know that print on demand (POD) is a very expensive way to print books rather than thousands at a time like they do for large publishing companies, so the color illustrated book is pricey but I think you will enjoy having the color pictures if you choose that one. Black and white illustrations look great too ... small picture at top of each of 38 chapters.
I used Create Space to self publish and it was a labor of love to put this book together. The team at Create Space was quite helpful in the publishing process. I will continue to publish my books through them. The quality of printing and the cover as well as the pictures are terrific and my first book is available on Amazon.
I soooo enjoyed writing this middle grade to young adult book and am now writing the second which should be out in the fall or winter of 2015. ADVENTURE BEYOND HUMAN appeals to adults as well, and I will say that for those boys who might not want to read a faerie story, there are a lot more creatures and fantastical elements to this storyline than you might think. The faeries are sharing their way of expanding awareness which will unfold throughout the series. They feel that the WAY that we think as humans is only one way to use thought. Sparkling Faeries have a unique view of life that is all inclusive. They can move into many realms we are unfamiliar with by expanding or contracting their energy, their frequency spectrum and their light. They seem quite open to share their form of consciousness.
o people say, "This is a fantasy series but you actually think faeries are real?" Yes. I do. I have seen the Sparklings since I was a child. They exist within the mostly unseen, subtle auric field of vibratory possibilities and would be considered electromagnetic. As we know, everything from the cells and atoms in our bodies to the expansive nature of quantum physics cannot be seen with the naked eye, but are nevertheless, considered real.... This series is far reaching. I hope you enjoy it. May all your journeys be GRAND ADVENTURES!
About the Author
I grew up with parents that were a writer photographer team. They traveled throughout California and Arizona writing nature articles and taking pictures. The beauty of raw nature is enlivening. I love animals and long walks in the mountains, beaches and desert. Connecting with faeries has been a lifelong passion. I love to paint and draw and have spent much time with art projects of one kind or another, although now I am focusing my creativity into writing.
I have been writing fantasy stories since I was a teenager and have also written screen plays. Music seems to flow through me naturally so in my first book there are many short songs included that the faeries sing.... I live in Tucson Arizona and enjoy walking in Sabino Canyon. The monsoon season is particularly magical in the desert.
I look forward to the journey with all of you who read my books.