"April is the book's delightful narrator, both witty and unintentionally funny, one of those kids people sometimes say were 'born old,' but young and earnest and energetic too. She is fiercely loyal to family and takes this to its logical conclusion in a twisty magical plot full of both humor and terror."
- PAMELA DEAN, Author of Tam Lin and The Secret Country
Maybe magic. Maybe trouble.
Homeschooled siblings April and June Bliss are inadvertently sucked into their older cousin Arlene's troubled life when that street-savvy 17-year-old disappears and then sends for their help via an inscrutable grimoire and a mesmerizing silver ring.
Although new to the realm of magic, the sisters concoct an assortment of spells (not altogether successfully) as they attempt to find and rescue wannabe sorceress Arlene. Throughout their journey, smart April and brash June explore family values, encroaching maturity (April's been spying on dishy Justin Fink with a treehouse telescope) and their own stubborn differences. But when life in an adult world takes a turn toward the supernaturally spooky, the two must quickly pull together in order to survive. What is an appropriate sacrifice for family, and what is too much to give for a worthy cause? The girls soon find out what truly matters in life.
About the Author
Shalanna Collins is the pen name of an ex-hippie who's still wearing embroidered blue jeans, drop earrings, long Alice-in-Wonderland hair, and sandals. Also see her books written as Denise Weeks. April, Maybe June is the first book in her Bliss Sisters Magical Adventures series. Shalanna, maybe Denise, graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Mathematics. When she isn't writing fiction, she tutors secondary school math, works as a literacy volunteer, does research on the Internet, and noodles on the piano. Like many Texans, she doesn't intend to be funny, but often puts her own twisted spin on whatever she's observes. Novelist, pianist, belly dancer, baton twirler (but no fire batons ever again, by order of the Renner, Texas, Fire Dep't), Shalanna has published fiction in several genres, including mystery, fantasy, chick lit, and romantic suspense.
Find her online:
shalanna.livejournal.com shalannacollins.blogspot.com deniseweeks.blogspot.com facebook.com/shalannacollinsbooks