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More Than A Princess

Aislin of Eliasind is more than just a princess—she’s half-fairy and half-
pedrasi, with magical gifts from each side of her heritage. One day, as Aislin is venturing through the woods, she is alarmed to find that a band of humans has crashed past the guarded magical passageway that leads to her hidden kingdom. Mistaken for a human herself, Aislin is captured, and
soon realizes she’s being used as a pawn to help an evil king find a way to
catch his enemies by surprise.
Aislin must find a way to break free of this plot, while also minding the
human princesses she now shares a castle with—conventionally beautiful
girls who are all too ready to point out her differences. Thankfully, Aislin’s
inner strength goes beyond her magical qualities. And with a few loyal
friends by her side, she’s ready to stand up for herself and her kingdom
once and for all. A classic and original fairy-tale that celebrates beauty and
goodness in all its shapes and sizes, More than a Princess will resonate with
readers who love magic, suspense, girl power, and adventure.

A NEWSLETTER EXCLUSIVE! Please enjoy a short excerpt from my upcoming novel “More Than A Princess” available November 2018!

“Now open your eyes,” King Carrigan commanded.
Aislin gasped when she saw the glamour that her father had created. Nearly all her senses told her that she and all the other children who lived in the castle were perched on small, puffy clouds high in the sky, looking down at the mountains below.

“Look at that!” her little brother Timzy said, pointing at something on the ground.

Aislin glanced over the side of her cloud and saw that he was pointing at their very own castle nestled in the forest, its white walls glowing in the last sunlight of the day. She turned to Timzy and smiled when he gushed, “That’s our home! I’ve never seen it from this high before. Thank you, Papa. This is wonderful!”

It was Timzy’s seventh birthday, and their father had created an extra-special glamour for the party. King Carrigan of Eliasind was such a powerful fairy that the glamour was thoroughly convincing, even down to the cold damp of the clouds beneath them and the warmth of the sun on their backs.

“This is so beautiful!” said Poppy, a red-haired fairy, from the cloud beside Aislin’s. “I’ve never been this high up before. My wings aren’t strong enough to carry me this far.”

Poppy was the same age as Aislin; she had lived in the castle all her life and had been Aislin’s closest friend since the days when they played together as toddlers. Poppy had come into her fairy abilities just a few months before, and though Aislin was happy for her friend, she couldn’t help but feel a pang of jealousy every time she saw Poppy get small and sprout wings.

Aislin was half fairy, but she couldn’t do many of the things that fairies could do. Though she was proud of both sides of her heritage, sometimes it really bothered her that she was more pedrasi than fairy; her strongest connection was to the ground, not the sky. More than anything, she wished that she could fly! Pedrasi often joked that they had stone dust in their veins. Aislin wondered if it was true, and if it was actually weighing her down, preventing her from doing all the things she wanted to do.

A flock of birds flew below them, unaware of its audience. The sun was setting to the east, the darkness sweeping toward the mountains. Some of the children laughed and clapped their hands as a griffin flew past, looking surprised to see people so high in the sky. When Aislin turned to the north, where the land between the mountains stretched into the distance, she could see past her parents’ kingdom, Eliasind, to the mountain called Deephold where her pedrasi grandparents lived. A flash of light caught her eye as the sun’s rays reflected off Fairengar, the fairies’ crystal palace, far off at the northernmost point. Although Aislin knew this was all an illusion, it seemed so real!

As the clouds drifted above the landscape, something else caught Aislin’s eye.
She turned to her father. The golden-haired king appeared to be standing on a cloud with Aislin’s mother, enjoying the looks of wonder on the children’s faces. “What is that just past the mountains?” Aislin asked, pointing at the green hills that lay to the south of the mountain range.
“That’s Scarmander,” her father replied. “And that’s Morain,” he added, pointing to the east.

“Are those human kingdoms, Your Highness?” asked Bim, the tiny sprite boy.

“They are,” said the king. “Even before the fairies left the human world, those two kingdoms were always declaring war on each other.” The children shuddered.
“What if the humans see us up here?” asked a little fairy girl seated next to Aislin.
“They can’t . . . ,” Aislin began, but Timzy was already getting to his feet.
“Don’t worry, I’ll protect you!” the little boy cried. “I’m not afraid of any silly old humans.”

As children stood, following the example of their young prince, King Carrigan laughed. “Enough of that!” he said. “I hear we have some other entertainment waiting for you.”

Suddenly the glamour of the clouds dissolved and the children found themselves back in the Great Hall, with their parents’ smiling faces all around them. At a signal from the prince, four pedrasi men strode into the center of the hall and began to juggle brightly colored stones. Even without seeing them up close, Aislin could sense that the stones were rubies, emeralds, and citrine.

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An interview with Bob the Stableman from the Magic Animal Rescue series

Q. How did you first become interested in working with magic animals?
A. It all started with a ladybug and not the kind your thinking. These type lady bugs are a cousin to the tiny flower fairies and they think it’s great fun to find themselves a lady whose going about her daily chores and harass her until she gives them what they want. That’s the thing though- sometimes they don’t know what it is they want, so they stay around for days asking a million questions and whining about things the poor lady can’t control. I was just a gangly young boy helping my Uncle Berold tend his flock of enchanted sheep when my Aunt Maynild starts hollering like I’ve never heard the likes of before. My Uncle bade me hurry back and see what the commotion was about while he secured the sheep. We hadn’t been far from home when we heard her carrying on. I ran quick like a rabbit and arrived to see Aunt Maynild swattin’ her switch broom about her head at these itty bitty ladybugs. They were diving down at her from the trees around the farmhouse, screaming at her and pulling her hair in every direction. It was quite the sight to see. Turns out she stepped on one of them and bout near broke its arm. The injured ladybug called her friends over and they all thought to torment my poor Aunt who had not seen them to begin with. I’m standing there trying me hardest not to laugh at m’poor Aunt and that’s when old Humphrey got there. He brought an old sack and went around snatching the wee ladies out of the air and off the ground so he could take them back to the stable at the castle to see what he could do to set the arm of the hurt one. He must have noticed my curiosity had been stirred because he asked me to go back with him and help him tend them. So off I went and after that I found myself drawn to the stables whenever I was done with my chores. Before long I was being trained as Humphrey’s apprentice much as Maggie is my apprentice now. In fact, I believe I was close to the same age as sweet Mags when all this happened.

Q. What does your wife Nora think about you bringing home all these magical creatures?
A. Nora likes the beasties just as much as I do, but she pretends she doesn’t have the time for such matters. She visits the stable when I’m off saving creatures or helping farmers remove the magical creatures pestering their livestock from their lands. She always keeps my supplies in order and stocked, even going so far as to make special potions and creams for some of the sicker creatures we nurse. I think she has a soft spot for Leonard as well. I’ve caught her a time or two having discussions with that grumpy old horse and he always perks up when she walks in the stable.

Q. What was the most dangerous animal you’ve had in your stable?
A. That’s hard to say as most animals, magic or not, tend to be a bit crazed when they’re hurtin’. We had a unicorn in the stable years ago that was the nastiest fella you ever laid eyes on. He was always trying to bite, kick or stab anyone what came near him. He was a hard one to release back out into the forest, too, because he was so content in the stable he didn’t want to leave! Took me unto 3 years to get rid of his nasty self.

Q. How did Leonard end up at the stable?
A. I found Leonard as a foal. His dam rejected him and wanted nothing to do with her chatterbox of a son. She kept leaving him in the pasture by the stable and finally one day she just never came back. Poor Leonard cried and cried. I couldn’t just leave him all pitiful-like running around looking for his dam, so I haltered him up and had to drag him back to the barn. He didn’t lead and wanted nothing to do with learning how. We were quite the sight - me dragging the crying baby horse and him sprawled limp on the end of the lead. We’d stop ever so often so we could rest and he’d start his loud complaining about how mean I was and how I stole him from his mother and that she was going to come find him and make me sorry! After a time that no good John Huntsman came along and helped me get Leonard the rest of the way to the stable and into a stall. John Huntsman never let’s me forget how he helped with Leonard - like I’ve never helped his sorry self when he was in a pickle. Leonard ended up staying around for good. He decided he liked the other animals and since I raised him he couldn’t leave and declared the stable was his one and only home. After spending so many years with him and listening to his non-stop chatter, I understand why his mother abandoned him. I’ve seen her a time or two. She works as a mount for the king’s guard and doesn’t speak a word, so either she isn’t a talking horse herself and Leonard get’s it all from his sire or she’s real talented at hiding it.

Q. I understand that you don’t get along with John Huntsman. Why is that?
A. That no good rascal is Nora’s youngest brother. We about raised him as Nora’s parents were old by the time John was in his middle youth. He was forever pulling pranks on me and poor Nora who has the patience of a saint and can’t see his trickster ways. He will help you out when you ask, but he won’t let you forget it and always leaves with a declaration of how you “Owe him one”! Grrrrr! I am never going to be close to him because we’ve got too much of a past.

Be sure to join us for next month's interview with Officer Deeds, from The Fairy Tale Matchmaker Series!


Now Available in Paperback!

Fifteen years after the original, Princess Emma, Prince Eadric, and all the beloved characters are back for another magical adventure.

Two weeks after Emma's birthday, Prince Eadric -- having been turned from a frog into a human again -- is still in Greater Greensward. One day, a beautiful princess named Adara arrives at the castle in Greater Greensward for a visit, claiming to be Emma's distant cousin. But Adara has other motives that threaten Emma and Eadric's blossoming romance.

Meanwhile, something is very wrong in Greater Greensward. Crops are dying, streams are drying up, and large sections of trees in the enchanted forest are withering -- all because the Fairy Queen has disappeared. Without her, there is no peace in the magical kingdom, and dangerous foes threaten to take advantage of her absence. Only brave, tenacious Emma with her knowledge of the land can restore order . . . but first she must set out on a journey unlike any before.


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Did you know I've written 28 books?

The Tales of The Frog Princess Series

The Frog Princess

Dragons Breath

Once Upon A Curse

No Place For Magic

The Salamander Spell *Prequel to The Frog Princess

Dragon Princess

Dragon Kiss

A Prince Among Frogs

The Frog Princess Returns


Fairy Wings

Fairy Lies


A Question of Magic


The Fairy Tale Matchmaker Series

The Fairy Tale Matchmaker

The Perfect Match

The Truest Heart

The Magical Match


The Tales of the Wide Awake Princess

The Wide Awake Princess

Unlocking The Spell

The Bravest Princess

Princess in Disguise

Princess Between Worlds

The Princess and The Pearl

Princess Before Dawn


The Magic Animal Rescue Series

Maggie and the Flying Horse

Maggie and the Wish Fish

Maggie and the Unicorn

Maggie and the Flying Pigs


Coming in November 2018!!!

More Than A Princess


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