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Horray! Banyan a Historical Fiction (Young Adult) Now has a stunning cover thanks to the lovely Delilah K. Stephans! Below is a quick blurb about Banyan, also it is set to release Aug 2011 via Museitup Publishing.
Kannie Irnest had the picture perfect life as a child until her father left her and her mother alone. It wasn’t long before the world as she knew it began unraveling and creating a web of misery around her. Her mother was no longer the loving mother she knew, she had become bitter by the lonely days and Kannie sank into a depression. The only joy Kannie seemed to find was with her friend Kristopher. They were like two peas in a pod since a young age and when they were together it was as if the world around them didn’t matter. Mysteriously one day on Kannie’s way to school she is given a Banyan tree stick. She learns that it is a wishing stick. Although skeptical, Kannie is desperate to experience a happy life and she wishes on the Banyan stick to be anywhere but in that moment in her life. She awakens to everyday there after to a different historical event that lead her to experiences, places and people she had only heard about in books. Her daily adventures take her from the Salem witch trials, to being aboard the Britannic, to helping free the slaves along the Combahee river, trying to escape a labyrinth with a minotaur lurking inside, to journeying to the moon on the Apollo 11. (People she encounters include Bridget Bishop, Neil Armstrong, Harriet Tubman and Captain Charles Barlett aka “Iceburg Charlie”, and more!) The journey she embarks on teaches her to believe in herself, forgive others and appreciate the path that is layed out in front of her. She also now, must find her way back home.
June 5, 2011 | Categories: Author, Children's Book, MuseItUp Publishing, Sameena Bachmeier, Uncategorized, Young Adult Book | Tags: Apollo 11, Banyan, Book, Britiannic, Combahee Raid, Delilah K. Stephans, fiction, Ghandi, History, India, labyrinth, minotaur, museitup publishing, novel, Salem witch Trials, sameena bachmeier, Slavery, Washington, wish, young adult | 3 Comments »
Sample excerpt : Banyan - Sameena Bachmeier
Openings in the walls allowed unforgiving rays of light into the room. Kannie covered her mouth with her hands as she stared at the creature curled in a ball sleeping. She would have screamed except her tongue was stuck to the roof of her mouth in terror, she couldn’t tear her gaze from the sleeping beast.
She couldn’t make out its face since it was sleeping with its back to her, although white horns protruded from the head, it had the body of a young boy. A golden plate like necklace encircled the neck, with a matching armband around his biceps. Both plates had symbols engraved on them; it appeared to be Greek writing. Kannie wasn’t sure.
Her gaze traveled over the figure, as she moved around him allowing her to catch sight of the beast’s muscular legs, and then she noticed the feet. They were hooves. She started to back up out of the room shaking with fear. Her eyes widened at the sight of his tail, it was like a lion’s with a cloud of tasseled hair at the end. Whatever this was in the room Kannie didn’t want to engage with it.
She closed her eyes and slowly shut the door. It creaked once again, but there was no movement from inside the room. Kannie sighed in relief and stepped back, forgetting about the stairs immediately behind her and lost her footing. She thudded down an uncountable number of stairs and landed on her stomach, taking her breath away. Then she heard it. The noise she dreaded. Kannie had awakened the creature in the room. She could hear its hooves racing to the doorway. In pain, Kannie forced herself to her feet and ran down the circled hallway. She could hear the beast getting closer and closer, grunting as it paced her. She looked back over her shoulder and screamed.
The beast had the face of a bull, with a ring through its nose. The eyes were mean, angry and full of darkness and they were fixed on her.
“This isn’t happening, this isn’t happening,” Kannie screamed.
The beast lunged and knocked her to the ground. She screamed again before her head hit the ground. There was a sharp pain before everything went dark. She was vaguely aware of the creature picking her up and his hot sticky breath on her face.
October 28, 2010 | Categories: Adult, Author, Children's Book, MuseItUp Publishing, Sameena Bachmeier, Uncategorized, Young Adult Book | Tags: Arts, Banyan, Banyan tree, Banyan wishing tree, Harriet Tubman, historical fiction, History, Jennifer Rardin, Maryland, museitup publishing, Nineteenth Century, novella, sameena bachmeier, Sarah Vowell, Shopping, Slavery, South America, Tree, Underground Railroad, United States, young adult | 4 Comments »