Once upon a time a little girl was born.
This is the story of the numbers that were born with her–where they came from,
how they moved from place to place,
who used them and fixed them and how they met other numbers
until finally, one day, they were called home.
By Desirée De Leon & Greg Wilson.
Take a mountain, lift it into the air, and set it adrift: that is Avaunt. But look closer—there, in a village on its starboard flank. A girl is running for her life. She just felt the mountain shake for the first time in centuries, but that's not what she's afraid of. She's afraid of what the boy chasing her will do if he catches her…
under revision - read
On Spec, Fall 2007
On Spec, Winter 2007
On Spec, Summer 2010
A young man descends into the crypts beneath the city to slay a monster, a woman plots to steal her niece's youth, a talking horse foils a robbery, a ghost remembers how he earned his name, and a magician wonders why she can't get an old nursery rhyme out of her head. With swordplay, betrayal, forbidden love, and a philosophically inclined pair of boots, Beneath Coriandel will appeal to anyone who liked The Curse of Chalion, or The Lies of Locke Lamora.
A story for ages 9-10 about a courageous fairy, a ninja cat, some robot dinosaurs, and a couple of spaceships with just a hint of heartbreak.
Another story for ages 9-10 about a young kangaroo battling killer robots. Oh, and there's a turtle with psychic powers...
I wrote these stories for my niece Allison's eighth birthday; they were published by Annick Press in 1999, just in time for her eleventh birthday.
Published by Scholastic Canada in 2008 as part of their Grade 5 Guided Reading series. I hope I can share it with you some day.
The first story I wrote in the same world as The Bookster's Apprentice, now out of print while I fix some continuity problems.