When I was young, I dreamed of being a doctor, but fear of clammy cadavers stalled my medical school application. I dreamed of frolicking with dolphins as a marine biologist, but fear of sharks cut that dream short.
I dreamed of writing children's books, and when I discovered writing carried almost no occupational hazards, I boldly charged ahead.
In my upcoming fantasy novel, SECONDHAND CHARM (October 12, Bloomsbury), I relive my discarded fantasies. Evie Pomeroy, an aspiring physician, sets out to attend University in the kingdom's capitol. But a highwayman, a shipwreck, and a palace intrigue trip her progress, while a mythic sea creature gives Evie the dolphin ride I never took, fairy-tale style.
Fantasy fans and readers who enjoyed my 2009 debut novel, THE AMARANTH ENCHANTMENT, will find adventure, danger, and a dollop of romance my second Bloomsbury novel. To win a signed book, email email@example.com.
Secondhand Charm / Julie Berry / Bloomsbury Children's Books
Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-1599905112 / Published: October, 2010
Ages 10-14 / Fantasy Novel