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.