My Books

Fantasy Mystery Adventures

– Amulet of Scion –

Set on the banks of the Langebaan Lagoon. 1 of only 3 lagoons in the world fed by saltwater.

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

Would you break a promise to help a friend? Or should promises be kept no matter what?

At a fossil park, a professor’s relics go on display – a golden cat, a witch’s broom, mysterious twig-people. Bailee Paxton enters, and reveals a secret she swore to her mom she’d keep.

‘Keep it secret, keep it safe. Never take it off. And never GIVE IT TO ANYONE.’

When Bailee hands her amulet to the professor for appraisal, it glows the moment he touches it. Before long, he’s found unconscious, and his relics are missing. Caught on camera arguing with him, Bailee becomes the prime suspect.

Soon, talk of robbery and witchcraft drift around the seaside town. All Bailee knows for sure is legend implies that the 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 Bailee’s amulet is ancient, so they surely can’t still be alive. Or can they?

What choice does she have but to investigate? Why was her amulet supposed to remain secret? Where did her mother get it from? And if she knew it was dangerous, why would she give it to a child?

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

For upper Middle Grade and Young Adult readers who love a good mystery with a wee bit of magic. Not too scary for grownups, either.

Book cover created by Emily House.

– The Seeing Scroll –

Set in False Bay

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

Can you keep a secret? No? Neither can the Seeing Scroll.

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

Book cover created by Emily House.


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