I would like to introduce you to Peggy McAloon. Peggy is a fellow author who writes fantasy books for children ages 9 - 18. Please welcome her as she tells us more about her books and what inspired her to write them. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below as well!
I want to thank Melanie D. Snitker for giving me the opportunity to reach out to you and tell you a little about my new release, “Missing”.
This is the second book in the “Lessons from Fiori” series about Elle Burton, a young girl from Wisconsin, who is chosen to be a guide to the winged creatures from the dimension of Fiori. These winged creatures protect Earth’s children. They breathe the first breath of life into a newborn child and stay with the child until their eighth birthday.
Elle is the child I always wanted to be. I grew up in a small agricultural town in the Midwest during the 1950’s. It was a time when anything was possible. We were racing to put a man on the moon. Walt Disney was changing our world, and incredible fantasy books were being published that could ignite a child’s imagination.
Life should have been so perfect, but there is a dark secret in the lives of so many children. The abuse I suffered at home simply made me a perfect target for the bullies at school.
Wilson Memorial Library became my escape. I checked out numerous books each week and disappeared into incredible new worlds, while pretending to be the protagonist in each new book I opened. When I read the last pages of the final book for the week, I would close my eyes and pretend to be a young girl assisted by winged creatures (much like fairies, but who acted more like guardian angels) to help kids who were much like me.
That is how Elle Burton was born. It has been my dream to write a delightful series to inspire kids to have a kind heart and to empower them to find help if they were in trouble or to help others in need.
You will delight in the dimension of Fiori as you fly over the huge fields of flowers on the back of Pegasus. You will be astounded at the difference kindness can make in the lives of the kids in the books and find yourself rooting for the class bully to become a better person.
I have told Melanie that I will personally sign and mail off three copies of the newly released book, “Missing” to her readers.
To enter, comment below on your favorite fantasy book as a child.
Your name will then go into a drawing to receive one of the three free books. Good luck, and may Elle bring hope to the children in your life!