Lavender Blue and the Faeries of Galtee Wood
Steve R. Richardson
Impossible Dreams Publishing
When 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?
Steve Richardson lives in Albuquerque, NM, growing up in Las Cruces, NM where he was raised by two professors and six amazing sisters and brothers. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1993 living for three years at the Grand Canyon and briefly in Grand Junction, CO before heading back to NM. Steve is currently the New Mexico Manager for M.J. Thomas Photography based in Grand Junction, CO.In his early 30's 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. Bringing purpose to those who had passed on became very important to him.Currently, he is the author of four other books. His picture book Billy's Mountain was published in 2006. Canlandia, illustrated by Fiona Sansom is due out in 2014. Other books soon to come are Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest, illustrated by Patricia MacDougall, Legend's of New Mexico, illustrated by John Walker and Alexander Trout's Amazing Adventure.Lavender Blue and the Faeries of Galtee Woods recently won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for best book in the category of Juvenile Fiction.Larry MacDougall was born and raised in Canada near Niagara Falls. He lives close to the woods and really likes to draw and paint trees,Several other book projects Larry has worked on recently include The Secret History of Hobgoblins by Ari Berk, Eragon's Guide to Alagaesia by Christopher Paolini and the Secret History of Giants by Ari Berk.