& the Faeries of Galtee Wood
Steve Richardson Larry MacDougall
Impossible Dreams Publishing
OverviewWhen Lavender Blue learns that the Banshee, the faerie messenger of death, will soon visit her best friend Rose, she makes a desperate wish on a star. Her prayer for a chance to save Rose is granted by the faeries of Galtee Wood, and Lavender finds herself entangled in an ancient and magical quest that will lead her through the perilous faerie realm. As Lavender races to reach her best friend before the Banshee, she finds herself facing more and more dangers than she could have imagined, dangers that will test her wits, her courage, and her love to the limit. Can Lavender find the strength to overcome the magical dangers and dark faeries in time to save Rose? Or as the blackness of night veils the woods, will the piercing cry of the Banshee warn that she is too late?
Author BioSteve Richardson lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is currently the New Mexico manager for M.J. Thomas Photography, based in Grand Junction, Colorado. In his early thirties, after the loss of several family members, Steve turned to writing to help him express the intense spiritual emotions experienced during this dark time in his life. He is the author of other books including Billy’s Mountain, Canlandia, illustrated by Fiona Sansom, is due out in 2014, Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest, illustrated by Patricia MacDougall, Legends of New Mexico, illustrated by John Walker, and Alexander Trout's Amazing Adventure.
Larry MacDougall was born and raised in Canada near Niagara Falls, lives close to the woods, and really likes to draw and paint trees. Other book projects on which Larry has worked recently include The Secret History of Hobgoblins, Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia, and The Secret History of Giants by Ari Berk.