My time travel books are competing for a Literary Classics award in the YA series category. This book awards competition focuses on children’s and young adult literature, and I am so happy to be included in it.
Final results to be announced July 1! View all the finalists here.
This has truly been a busy week, but in a good way. Beacon, a second story set in Havenbrim, Llum (and in our world) is now available as an audiobook. Those who listened to my Wrapped in the Past novella will recognize the narrator, Janine Haynes. She does an excellent voicing of Serah Kettel and the other characters, and I can’t wait for you to hear it!
When Serah’s life in Havenbrim becomes unbearable, she accepts an apprenticeship with a celestial mechanic and glazier. Her master assigns her the task of opening a globe framed in copper. But the glass and seal are unbreakable. The solution to the puzzle traps Serah inside the globe and transports her to a world where she longs for home.
Insight Kindling is the second book in my The Call to Search Everywhen series. Calla faces charges against her for changing the past. Despite the risk of becoming lost, she accepts a dangerous travel mission that may help her find her father. She teams up with a group of talented travelers and discovers that she has a special travel talent of her own. But will that be enough to protect her and her teammates before they complete their mission?
What awards and reviews has Insight Kindling received?
This book was the 2016 Bronze Winner for YA Adventure in the Readers’ Favorite contest and also the 2016 IAN Outstanding Young Adult winner (tied with Travel Glasses).
“Book Two does not disappoint. This is another enjoyable read from Desalls.” –Readers’ Favorite, Lit Amri
“Featuring solid prose and an entertaining premise, this book will appeal to fans of the series.” –The BookLife Prize in Fiction
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Some of you will remember voice talent, Jill Maglione, from Insight Kindling and Lantern. I was fortunate she agreed to narrate Flash Tales as well. Jill’s reading of my children’s stories is on sale now. I can’t wait for you to hear it!
Flash Tales made it to the Top Eight in a Cover Wars contest hosted by author, M.L.S. Weech. I’m excited the cover has made it this far, and the competition keeps getting tougher. You can help by voting for Flash Tales online.
This collection is special to me because I feel like I could tell a personal story about each piece. I wrote the fable,”Morning and the Moon,” as a gift to a family member, and “What a Clown Reads” was my first creative work that won an award. I’ve read from the manuscripts of each story at open mics, and now I’m sharing them with you.
Discover the magic of music, sail with a feisty pirate, and view the stars and moon in a whole new light. Stories range from middle grade adventures to tales that can be enjoyed by teen readers.