When Aidan and Maggie find a fairy cross while rock-hunting with their grandfather, it’s just an oddity. But when they discover there is an elf imprisoned in the stone and set him free, they and their grandparents, Nana and Beebop, are attacked by Dark Elves and forced to flee to the magical world of Celahir.
In Celahir, Findecano – the elf the children freed from the fairy cross – leads them on a quest to recover gemstones stolen from the Elven Bow by the Dark Elves. Without the restoration of the gemstones to the Elven Bow, the balance between good and evil in Celahir – and the human world – could tip toward evil.
Targeted Age Group:: 10+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My grandson and I were gemstone hunting in the North Georgia Mountains and discussing some of the “magical” properties attributed to the gemstones. He said that I should write a book with magic, gemstones, elves, and a quest. Thus, The Gemstone Chronicles were born!
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The human characters were inspired by family members (the real Aidan, Maggie, and Nana), while the elf characters were given family names translated into Elvish.
About the Author:
Where do I start to tell you about me? I was born in New Mexico, which is something that surprises many people. Why does it surprise them? Well, I have lived in Georgia for many years, speak with a southern accent, and love my UGA Bulldogs. Most just assume that I was born and raised here. I almost attended that great university, but decided instead to join the US Navy, where I subjected myself to the rigors of Navy Nuclear Power training in Orlando, Florida, and Idaho Falls, Idaho (I know, why did the Navy have a training facility in Idaho, right?). Graduating from Nuke school landed me aboard USS Sandlance (SSN660), a Sturgeon class fast attack submarine. I am proud to say that I am a fully qualified submariner, and traveled above the Arctic Circle to earn my Bluenose certificate.
After 3 and a half years aboard Sandlance, I transferred to recruiting duty in Americus, GA. While in Americus, I completed my undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management. I left the Navy soon after that, and began working in the civilian world. I was an electrician for a carpet manufacturer, worked for the world’s largest candy cane manufacturer, and then went to work in pharmaceutical manufacturing. I have since transitioned to the animal health world.
I have been married to the wonderful, adorable, and lovely Lana for over 25 years. It was Lana and her blog (shameless plug time: www.lanascooking.com) that inspired me to publish my books. I am father to my wonderful daughter Laura, and grandfather to Aidan and Maggie. All of them inspired a character in The Gemstone Chronicles.
Along with writing, I also enjoy gem hunting, gold prospecting, playing softball, playing golf (although I don’t play particularly well), and dabbling in woodworking. I tend to read a lot, and I have a wide range of interests – including quantum physics, science in general, submarines, and conspiracy theories.
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