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In Conversation with M. Shawn Petersen, author of Stella and the Timekeepers
We’re thrilled to have author M. Shawn Petersen joining us to talk about his first novel, Stella and the Timekeepers, first in a series.
In our exciting interview, Shawn tells us how he got the idea for this book in his dream and how he turned this idea and inspiration into a middle-grade fantasy novel.
Tune in and discover the magical world of Stella, and find out if Stella and her friends are able to defend against the armies of Lord Sylvain or see the realms of land, sea, and sky plunged into chaos!
About the Author
More about “Stella and the Timekeepers”
After all, the world looks drastically different from the shore, the sky, and the depths of the sea.
Stella Merriss has never felt like she belonged anywhere–her family was always on the run. During a daring escape, her parents suddenly disappear into stormy, shark-infested waters. Alone and unsure of her future, she learns the truth: that she’s actually half angel, half mermaid. Stella has no choice but to join an elite angel apprenticeship program where–despite having to hide her dual nature–she finally feels as though she has found a home.
But villainous forces are gathering to strike against Stella’s newfound home and attack the three Timekeepers who spin and weave the fateful Thread of Life. Evil Lord Sylvain and his army will stop at nothing to corrupt the Laws of the Universe and bend them toward his own vile agenda. A child of land, sea, and sky is the only obstacle standing in his way.
In this epic battle between good and evil, Stella and her friends must defend against the armies of Lord Sylvain or see the realms of land, sea, and sky plunged into chaos.
Visit Amazon to check out the book, read reviews and buy your own copy!
In this episode,
- M. Shawn Petersen tells us about the story of his middle-grade fantasy, Stella and the Timekeepers
- What inspires him to write his fantasy novel?
- Why did he decide to turn his idea to write a book for a middle-grade audience?
- What kind of discussions parents can have with kids after reading this book?
- What are some of the messages Shawn would like his readers to take away after reading Stella and the Timekeepers?
- Being a flight attendant, Shawn’s favorite destination to visit in the whole wide world.
- What’s next for M. Shawn Petersen, some fun facts about his book, his future plans and much more.
A big thank you to M. Shawn Petersen for joining us and for sharing his wonderful book with us!
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Thanks for tuning in. We’ll be coming soon to entertain and educate you with more author interviews, book reviews & Family game reviews!!!
This episode of the Reading with Your Kids podcast is sponsored by Adventures of the Johnny Pocket Band: The Battle of the Bands by Linda K Phelps. Johnny and his Brother Drummer Boy are excited to compete in the Battle of the Bands. They have 2 months to get the Band prepared, but everyone is nervous because this event will be held at the High School. Johnny has promised himself that he will conquer his anxiety this year and start having fun. With the help of his friends he just might make it.
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