Ah.. The cover reveal. I don't remember seeing these until recently. But, I sure am proud when I'm asked to be involved. When you got it...Well, you just do, and Andrea Buginsky's got it. Another great YA is soon to be available. Today, you get to see the fabulous cover.
Isn't it a beauty!
Constantly teased and taunted by the popular girls, Elena Baxter desperately wants to fit in. On her sweet sixteenth, she receives two shocking gifts: telekinesis and the surprising truth about her heritage. With high hopes that things will be different now, Elena returns to school to find that nothing has changed. Only this time her hurt feelings and frustration boil into something even she cannot understand.
When her powers explode, chaos ensues and she learns that her new ability is greater than she ever desired. As she learns to control her powers, Elena discovers there’s so much more to her heritage than she ever imagined.
Are you sitting down? Andrea sent an excerpt to share with you.
As Elena bounded back up the stairs, her mom watched, smiling, thinking about the last 16 years, and of all this next one would bring. She knew there would be a lot of changes, more so than Elena could possibly know, and she was looking forward to every one of them. She could hardly wait for Isabel’s arrival the next day so they could finally tell Elena the truth about who she was, and help her to blossom and start to become whom she was meant to be.
is a freelance writer and author. “The Chosen,” a middle-grade fantasy novelette, was her first book, and was followed by “My Open Heart,” an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. “Nature’s Unbalance” is the second story in THE CHOSEN series. Andrea is currently working on another series: a YA fantasy. To learn more about Andrea, visit her on her website.
Thank you, Andrea for letting me share in these exciting event!
A little birdie told me ( Ok, Andrea spilled it) watch for Destiny New Avalon, book I to be available mid Ssptember. Check her website ofter for the exact date.
Please tell your friends and your friends friends to visit here to see Destiny's lovely cover.
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It's always a pleasure to see a team working together.
The writing team of Charles and Wendy Siefken are no exception.
Do take a few minutes and see why their such a good team. So here goes....
For what are you grateful?
We are both grateful for our health and our families.
If you had two years left to live from this moment, what would you change about your life starting tomorrow?
I think both of us would devote a lot more time to writing our stories. Right now, we are in the mode of, “there is always
tomorrow”, two years we would push much harder.
What is the number one lie you tell yourself? How is that working out?
This question is pretty subjective. We think that if you tell yourself a lie long enough you will begin to believe it. Like if you tell yourself you will be alone for the rest of your life, you will begin to believe it. If you tell yourself every day that you will be happy and think positive thoughts, you can change how
you see life. It can work out but it’s a retraining and reconditioning of the brain and how you think of yourself.
When was the last time you felt alive? I mean really alive!
For Charlie it was when he kept his car from going into a really
steep ditch when he wrecked his car. For me it has to be when we went to Hawaii and I went swimming in the ocean and was comfortable.
What is one of the most unusual things you have done in your life?
For me, I was a mannequin in a store. It was a lot of fun. So far, the most unusual thing Charlie has done was go to a girl’s birthday party and play with the Barbie dolls. He was the only boy there.
When was the last time you helped someone that was desperately in need? What did you do? Was this person grateful?
When a young man in a pickup rolled right in front of us we assisted in calling 911 and helping the EMTs get him out of
the truck. Keeping him calm and covering him to keep him from freezing and going into shock. Yes, his mother was very grateful.
Charles Siefken (1992-present) is a recent graduate of high school. This is his first book of many to be published. He currently resides in rural central Iowa where he enjoys reading sci/fi books and playing video games among other things. He currently works at a local auto mechanics shop and will be attending college this fall to get a degree as well. Christopher Paolini was his inspiration to become a writer.
(1966-Present)Currently working full time from home on writing stories and now a virtual assistant to those in need of an extra pair of hands online. Wendy lives on a farm with her family and enjoys reading, gardening and other activities with her family and friends. This is our first publication with many more to follow.
This all started as a school project for her youngest son and business partner, Charles Siefken, which has grown into a desire to be published.
The book is a journey into the fantasy realm of what if's.
Zombies took over the world? What if werewolves were real? What if dragons were really not from earth but from another planet? I hope you enjoy this YA book. This book is ideal for a young reader who you may not want reading a book with a
lot of blood and gore. This book doesn't have that. It has a story without all the graphics of a battle.
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