Moonbeam Award

Yesterday, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards announced the medalists in their 2019 contest, and Snow Globe Travelers was awarded the silver medal in the Pre-Teen Fiction Ebook category!

I’m humbled and overwhelmed by gratitude. There’s so many thing swirling around in my head, but words seem impossible just now.

None of this would be possible without God and all the people who helped and encouraged me along the way.

Thank you! And congratulations to all the medalists!!

The awards ceremony will take place in Traverse City, Michigan on November 9th at the Traverse City Children’s Book Festival.



New Release: Snow Globe Travelers Activity Book

A lot of research went into writing the first Snow Globe Travelers book and, as a homeschool mom, I wanted to share some of that research in a way that was accessible to kids. So, today, I’m excited to celebrate the release of the activity book companion to the first story!

The activity book is available on Amazon or you can grab an autographed bundle of the Snow Globe Travelers book and the activity book from Eleonora Press’s web store!

Here’s a peek at some of the pages!

About the Activity Book

Venture deeper into the world of the Snow Globe Travelers. Learn about the wonders of Vienna, snow globe traveling, and Elohi through puzzles, hands-on projects, fun facts, coloring pages, and more. A STEM activity book companion for “Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy.”

  • Puzzles: Word search, crossword, maze, seek and find, word forming, find the differences, and counting faces
  • Projects: Making butter and constructing a snow globe
  • Story Connections: Follow Sarah’s footsteps in the story on a map of Vienna, learn how the snow globe devices work, and read about the districts of Elohi
  • Non-fiction Topics: Facts about Austria, geography, history of snow globes, quantum entanglement and wormholes
  • Extended Learning Topics Provided: Quantum entanglement, Cobra Lilies, Original Vienna Snowglobe company, Cafe Neko Wein Cats

About Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy

A mysterious snow globe shop. A multiverse at war. And a girl searching for her father.

In the heart of Vienna, twelve-year-old Sarah Ann Reisende wanders into a mysterious shop where snow globes double as portals to other worlds. After breaking the globe tethered to Earth, she discovers a cryptic note scribbled on the back of a photograph. The note links her father, who left before her third birthday, to a place called Elohi. Could this be a chance to find her father at last?

Unable to return home, Sarah follows the lead into the world of Elohi. But an army of vicious hybrids led by a genetically engineered warrior named Malvine now rules the once peaceful planet, and she becomes a target as Malvine wants to use the shop’s connections to wage war.

Can Sarah uncover the truth behind her father leaving and find a way home before Malvine gains control of the shop?

Samuel’s Legacy is the first book in the Snow Globe Travelers series, a middle-grade science fiction adventure series.