Book Brief: Gerald and the Wee People

Gerald and the Wee People
by Greta Burroughs
Genre: MG/YA fantasy
60,946 words (approx)

Gerald and his best friend, Vernon discover a mysterious spot in the woods where Gerald visualizes a miniature village complete with wee inhabitants. He enjoys going back to that spot and watching the day to day activities until trouble starts in the village and he tries to convince Vernon that the “visions” are real and the wee people need help.

While trying to prove that the whole thing is just Gerald’s wild imagination, the boys literally fall into the new world and get caught up in a war. The boys come up with ways to keep the invading force from entering the village but another solution has to be found in order to put an end to the conflict.

Along with a few companions from the village, Gerald and Vernon embark on a quest to face down the deranged forest god who instigated the mayhem. The dangerous path is laid out by an ancient prophecy, but not everything goes as planned.

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Greta, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
The title has no special meaning but more or less sums up what the book is about.

Who was your favorite character and why?
All the main characters are named for family members that have passed away. It is my way of keeping their memories alive. My mother, father, brother and uncle will never be forgotten by me or anyone else who knew them.

Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
The book is mainly for entertainment but two messages I hope to express. 1) No matter who or where you are, there is always hope as long as everyone works together. 2) There is always a good side to a person. You may have to look pretty hard but it is there.

What would/could a reader or reviewer say about your writing that shows they “get” you as an author?
A reviewer remarked, “It was a coming of age story for Gerald as his experiences among the wee people contributed to both his psychological and moral development. Beyond the strangeness of this new world, however, he soon realizes that it mimics his own in many ways. The pettiness, the prejudices, the love, the caring–both the good and the bad exist in both worlds, all contributing to the drama in their lives.”

Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
This is a well written story that contains all the elements needed for a good adventure. There is a lot of action, the characters are realistic, even the magical ones, and the dialogue flows very well.

Where can people learn more about your writing?

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