My Books

– Amulet of Scion –

A Fantasy Mystery Adventure

WHEN THE AMULET CALLS, AND THE THIRD SUN FALLS, A HEARTBEAT STALLS.”

‘Keep it secret. Keep it safe. Never take it off, and NEVER GIVE IT TO ANYONE.’

At a fossil park, ancient relics go on display while the amulet which 12-year-old Bailee Paxton inherited from her mother when she was five, still hangs around her neck.

When her friend faces eviction, she takes it to the fossil park for appraisal, but it glows the moment a professor touches it. Before long, he’s found unconscious, and his priceless relics are missing: a golden cat, a witch’s broom, mysterious twig-people. Bailee, caught on camera arguing with him, is the prime suspect.

Soon, talk of robbery and witchcraft drift around the seaside town. All Bailee knows for sure is that the seven women who made her amulet also made the professor’s twig-people. Some say they were sisters, others say witches, yet everyone agrees – they want their heirlooms back! But they surely can’t still be alive. Or can they?

Bailee has no choice but to investigate: Where did her mother get the amulet from? And if she knew it was dangerous, why would she give it to a 5-year-old?

Meanwhile, someone or something spies on her from the shadows.

‘When the amulet calls, and the third sun falls, a heartbeat stalls.’

For upper Middle Grade and Young Adult readers who enjoy a combination of mystery and magic. Not too scary for grownups, either.

Set on the banks of the Langebaan Lagoon, one of only 3 lagoons in the world fed by salt-water.

Book cover created by Emily House.

– The Seeing Scroll –

A Fantasy Mystery Adventure

“STRAY TOO LONG WHERE YOU DON’T BELONG AND THE WORLD YOU’RE FROM COULD BE FOREVER GONE.”

The Seeing Scroll (Children's Mystery)

A week after her grandfather died, he sent her a key.

When police exhume the body in her grandfather’s coffin, 12-year-old Gia Lance already knows that it isn’t him. And given that her dad won’t believe her, what choice does she have but to enlist the help of her drama-king best friend? Their search for her grandfather leads to the discovery of a curious riddle and an enchanted scroll, which is steeped in mystery. It lures them by throwing them momentarily back in time, exposing visions — fragments of forgotten secrets.

Whose secrets are they? Why were they kept? And what does it have to do with Gia’s grandfather?

The kids soon learn that there are people hunting for the scroll. Or are they searching for her grandfather? Clearly, they’ll do anything to ensure both remain buried. Yet, the allure of the Seeing Scroll is strong, and the children decide that whatever Gia’s grandfather is involved in, is a secret too.

But is it wise to trust an enchanted parchment? Especially one that carries an ancient curse…

A page-turning fantasy adventure for kids and teens. Not too scary for grownups, either.

Set in False Bay.

Book cover created by Emily House.


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