Today we have a sneak peek from author Pat Frayne’s young adult fantasy book, Topaz and the Evil Wizard (Book 1 of the Tales of Topaz the Yellow Conjure Cat):
Magic and mystery await parents and young adults on this mystical journey. The peaceful Kingdom of Knownotten has fallen on dark times. Fairy and Elf children are disappearing and no one knows why. Topaz, the last Yellow Conjure Cat, is determined to find out what has happened to the children and put a stop to it. Joined by friends, Topaz encounters many trials on this journey. Child and parent alike will be able to relate to the difficulties these characters have to overcome in order to accomplish their objectives and yet remain true of heart.
This is the moment of truth. So let’s deal in truth. You have chosen to become an indie author. Not often do I listen to the rhetoric or the naysayers out there in the publishing world, but it is time to listen to them, because for them, it is the TRUTH … because only then can we DECIDE—and then DISPLAY, just who we are.
Me? I enjoy being a whale. I know, some of the other cetaceans have a few issues. Every once in a while, some poor schlub decides to end it all and tosses himself up on a beach somewhere.
I’m more easy-going about it. To me, life is good. Water’s nice—all the krill you can eat. What’s to stress over?
I don’t usually do this tourist-boat schtick, but mating season started a little early for my friend Wally, and he asked me to cover for him.
It’s not exactly challenging. Man, these people are really easily impressed. I’m thinking maybe I’ll do something a little different than Wally’s usual routine. See that lady over there with the camera and the little white dog? Watch this…
In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.