Rift Healer is the first installment of the 'Forest Magic' series, a Young Adult Fantasy/Romance set in Central and Western Massachusetts.
After a minor earthquake, the enchanted forest in Bidwell, MA, is infested with monster-spewing rifts. Gisele Westerfield's great nephew, the gifted Micah, and his distant cousin, Selena, arrive to assist. Together with Gisele's summer students, twins Haley and Lacey, they will try to heal the magical forest.
Much to the consternation of the beautiful Selena, Micah identifies Haley as The One whom he'll share his future. But after witnessing a terrifying display of Micah's Gift, Haley cools to his advances and unexpectedly discovers her own Gift-- she can heal the earth.
Monsters, mayhem, and teenage angst follow the small group as they confront evil in the forest and a dangerous prediction that 'one will fall'. Will they heal the rifts in time? Can they save the unicorns? And is Haley really destined to be with Micah?
Diane has lived in Massachusetts all her life where early on, her artistic talents were fostered, though her skills as an "excellent report writer" were often noted in previous employment.
On her brother Rick's birthday, November 16, 2004, seven months after his death, she woke from an amazing dream which would not fade. She outlined the dream, made a few quick notes and days later produced a 12 page short story. After deciding her story was interesting but incomplete, she began writing her first novel, using her dream as its climax. She now believes the dream to be a 'Spirit Gift,' sent by her brother.
Diane continues to reside in Central MA with her husband and a very naughty Basset Hound named Basil and his new adopted sister-Basset, Ruby, both of whom cleverly wreak havoc on the Haynes' formerly well-ordered lives. She spends her time writing, reading books about writing, talking about writing, painting with watercolors, antiqueing and attempting to train a very reluctant Basil and a willing, but highly comedic Ruby.
Fasten your seat belts for some unexpected turbulence ahead, as Jaundice and Kale Bland are back for their final unintentional adventure! Now that they’ve returned from the Uncanny Valley to find their home in Dullsville in absolute shambles, the sisters are rescued by high-flying aviatrix Beatrix Airdale. This time, they’re jetting off (literally) to Egypt to uncover the mysteries of a magical scarab. By way of Casablanca and after foiling multiple attacks along the way (thanks to Jaundice’s nautical knot-tying skills and Kale’s super-sleuth powers of observation), the Bland Sisters are reunited with their parents. But it turns out that Mom and Dad aren’t as bland—or as “Bland”—as Jaundice and Kale remember.…
The soccer season is
starting, and Mo has been working hard on his kicking skills so he can
help his team, the Billy Goats, score a goal. But when he gets on the
field on game day, it seems like all he gets to do is run back and
forth. Will Mo ever get the chance to show his team what he can do?
David Adler's Mo is at it again, except this time, he's playing soccer. As in previous volumes, he struggles to develop the skills needed to play well. His kicks tend to send the ball flying through the air, instead of along the ground. During his team's game, he gets the chance to score a goal. Will he kick the ball correctly or will it be another miss? Mo is such a lovable character, with his love for sports and his willingness to do his best, even if his best is far from perfect. T…
sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the story of a
thirteen-year-old who is filled with self-loathing and must overcome
internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to
There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about
herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps a list. Like #95:
Because her skin is so dark, people call her charcoal and eggplant—even
her own family. And #61: Because her family is always being put out of
their house, belongings laid out on the sidewalk for the world to see.
When your dad is a gambling addict and loses the rent money every month,
eviction is a regular occurrence.
What’s not so regular is that
this time they all don’t have a place to crash, so Genesis and her mom
have to stay with h…