Island Fiction available - Montego Bay, Jamaica
(thanks for sharing this pic "Billy Elm" author of Delroy)
Island Fiction makes for an unexpected gift/ stocking stuffer for kids, 9 to 15.
The series is designed to appeal to both boys and girls and will captivate even reluctant readers. Each title makes for great family read aloud moments and the grown ups may sneak off to enjoy these page turners when the kids are done.
Delroy in the Marog Kingdom and Legend of the Swan Children are a great IF start for readers on the younger end of the range. As they leave behind the world of picture books, and aren't yet ready for some of the 'big books' out there, these titles strike a happy balance between reading skill and high interest level content, without sacrificing any entertainment value.
Follow with The Chalice Project, and then graduate to Escape from Silk Cotton Forest, Night of the Indigo and Time Swimmer.
If you've got a boy who's a reluctant reader, kick start the series with the cinematic and entertaining Escape from Silk Cotton Forest. I bet he'll ask if he can get the game too. (Of course, there isn't one, yet.)
Accomplished readers, tweens and YA, especially those who love the genre but are bored with the stereotypical contemporary offering, will thank you for the speculative fiction of Time Swimmer. If your teen loves the poetry of rap, rapso and spoken word delivery of Kanye West (US) or Freetown Collective (T&T) he/she will love the lyrical passages of this one.
In Night of the Indigo, teen angst will find a way through to self empowerment and reliable decision-making. Then follow with Delroy to discover that bullying animals can take a frightful turn and in the end, just being yourself is all you ever wanted.
Which ever way you mix them up, Island Fiction novellas make great stocking stuffers and mail out gifts. (Also available as a digital gift - now on e-book).
and Merry Christmas,