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Magic of the Ice Age - Journey to America's Lost Faerie World

372 pages
Impossible Dreams Publishing

Embark on a magical journey to the past, delving into the North American Ice Age, where forgotten faerie realms of elves, dwarves, dragons, and gnomes coexist with woolly mammoths, giant sloths, and American lions. Dazzling faerie kingdoms grace the American landscape alongside ice sheets and expansive magical woods, where deserts stand today.

Teenage cowgirl and amateur scientist Feleena Ochoa, along with her fantasy-loving younger brother, Jack, find themselves unintentionally transported to the Ice Age by a spell meant for their geologist and plant expert mother, Jane. The benevolent elves, whose magic relies on rare plants, originally sought Jane's knowledge to track down these elusive botanical treasures, but an unfortunate glitch brings the kids into the mix.

As a brewing war against the orcs unfolds, Feleena, armed with her mother's plant knowledge and cowgirl smarts, takes it upon herself to assist the elves and find a way back home. The stakes escalate when Jack is kidnapped by the orcs, who believe he possesses the key to winning the war against the elves. Now, Feleena must join her newfound friends on a quest to brew a potion that will thwart the orcs' conquest of Ice Age North American Ice.

Will Feleena succeed in saving the future, rescuing her brother, and returning to her own time? The challenges and adversaries she faces in this enchanting adventure will determine the fate of her quest.

Author Bio

Kristin Johnson is a prize-winning/prize finalist writer (Blue Mountain Arts Tri-Annual Poetry Contest first place winner out of 50,000 entries and finalist in the 2016 Palm Springs Writers Guild Annual Poetry Contest, short story, drama, Bahamas International Film Festival screenplay semi-finalist), blogger, ghostwriting/creative writing consultant, screenwriter, and editor. A graduate of the former Master of Professional Writing Program from the University of Southern California, she has published/collaborated on several books: fiction, Internet manners book, co-written memoir with and for the late Sir Rupert A.L. Perrin, M.D., co-written Christmas book (with Mimi Cummins), and three children’s books, including two books from CartoonGems on penguins and the Pacific Ocean, and also the Speaking From Our Hearts series as well as other books for World Game-Changers. Under the pen name Amanda Madden she has written several fantasy romance Webnovels (online serial fiction.) She has a soft spot for children's and YA fantasy.

Besides the books on which her name appears, she has ghostwritten/edited several books (and scripts) for clients as that acknowledge her contribution, such as ASIM: Servant of Two Masters; Mercedes; Never Marry Your Soulmate; Whites, Blacks and Whilacks; Bringing Down High Blood Pressure, A Pilot's Passion, and The FlavorDoctor Diet. She brings her screenwriting talents to the miniseries adaptation of longtime colleague and friend DeAnn Lubell’s THE LAST MOON. She has helped write/edit several children's books. She has blogged for The Happy Guy Marketing and written for numerous Web sites, e-zines and e-newsletters.

She has given well-received talks and workshops for the Desert Screenwriters Guild and was a founding member of the Palm Springs chapter of Women in Film and Television (PSWIFT) as well as a past First Vice-President and Contests and Grants Chair for the National League of American Pen Women-Palm Springs Branch. She has co-produced award-winning short films for the PSWIFT Filmmakers Lab. She's also a reading, writign, and college essay coaching tutor and has been a podcast co-host.

  • From the moment Justin Gerard discovered that crayons were meant for coloring, not eating, his passion for art ignited. Initially starting with drawing, he later ventured into painting after finding inspiration in a Step-by-Step Graphics guide on Peter de Sève. Motivated by the works of Arthur Rackham and the Golden Age illustrators, he began crafting narrative-driven images that aimed to inspire both himself and others. Justin holds a special appreciation for the Golden Age illustrators, delving into a thorough study of their techniques and creativity with the goal of distilling their collective genius into a metaphorical drink, perhaps worth millions. While nature and human history have always been wellsprings of inspiration, stories hold a special place in Justin's heart. The works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis have consistently fueled his imagination throughout his artistic journey. His impressive client list includes prominent names such as Dreamworks, Warner Bros., Disney, Archaia Studio Press, Gallery Nucleus, Wizards of the Coast, Kabam, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Random House, Simon and Schuster, Penguin Books, Thomas Nelson, Little Brown Books, Ballistic Publishing, Harper Collins, Pyr, Hasbro, Insomniac Games, Hi-Rez Studios, Tiki Games, Addicting Games, High 5 Games, SPIL Games. Justin Gerard's artistic contributions span across various industries, showcasing his versatility and talent in the world of visual storytelling.

Steve Richardson is a highly acclaimed author based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a remarkable record of five literary awards to his name. Among his notable works are "Lavender Blue and the Faeries of Galtee Wood," featuring illustrations by Larry MacDougall; "Billy's Mountain," beautifully illustrated by Herb Leonhard; "Alexander Trout's Amazing Adventure," brought to life with illustrations by Marie Beschorner; and "Canlandia," adorned with the artistic touch of Fiona Sansom. Additionally, Richardson has retold "The Night Before Christmas" using animal characters, with illustrations by Chris Dunn. The first edition of "Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest" received two prestigious awards, including the title of Best Picture Book in the Next Generation of Indie Book Awards. It was further honored as the 2018 BOOK OF THE YEAR by Creative Child Magazine and has been translated into 10 languages. "Canlandia" secured the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in 2014 and was recognized as the Best Book in Juvenile Fiction at the 2014 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. "Lavender Blue" also earned the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Juvenile Fiction in 2013. Readers can find Steve Richardson's diverse collection of books, including these award-winning titles, on Amazon.com and steverichardsonauthor.com. His literary contributions showcase a rich tapestry of storytelling and artistic collaboration that has garnered both critical acclaim and a broad international audience.