Earthquake mayhem

“Frances Peck (l.) spent 7 years on her novel about the impact of an earthquake, “The Broken Places” due out in April. Here she talks about the research done and the characters she created to tell the story.” FULL STORY

 

 

Darlene Foster’s “Amanda Travels”

October 17th, 2016

Growing up on a ranch in southern Alberta, Darlene Foster dreamed about writing and travelling the world. As an adult, she became the writer The Amanda Travels series, a set of children’s adventure stories. The fifth installment is  Amanda on the Danube: The Sounds of Music (Central Avenue Publishing $8.95) .  The 12 year-old protagonist, Amanda Ross is enjoying a Danube River cruise with her best friend Leah when she is unexpectedly entrusted with a valuable violin by a homeless musician. She struggles to keep the violin safe as she enjoys the sounds of music everywhere she goes. Along the way, Amanda meets a mysterious monk, a Santa Claus look-alike and a nasty boy who keeps trying to steal the violin.  978-1-77168102-5

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