On Sunday, 19th March I turn 40. I could say where did the time go and look back and wonder if I have made the right choices in life, but instead I would prefer to look forward. The best is yet to come and I am truly grateful for the warm, loving people in my life. To celebrate my naughty forties, I am giving away Eliza Bluebell in eBook format , for free, on Amazon for one day only.
Mark Sunday, 19th March, 2017 in your calendar and make sure you download your copy. Eliza Bluebell has been described as fun, magical and reminiscent of Mary Poppins. It is a tale to tell your children or Grandchildren, and a tale to read before you go to bed to put a smile on your face.
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Someone once asked what I would change in Eliza Bluebell. I have been thinking this through and I think I would add that she arrived in Blossom Brook on a snowy Christmas Eve. There is something beautiful and sad about snowfall. It is also certainly a time when magic can happen.
I hope you enjoy reading my little fable, and please share her story with your friends.
Here is the first chapter to whet your appetite.
Eliza Bluebell became best friends with her shadow at a very young age. Having spent her life travelling from place to place, she never stayed anywhere long enough to make friends. As soon as she found someone she liked, Eliza would suddenly find herself on an adventure to somewhere new. She wasn’t able to take friends with her on her travels. But her shadow would go with her wherever she went.
When they were small, they would play hide and seek. Her shadow was very good at hiding. She could slip down cracks in the floorboard or merge with another shadow in the room. When on quests to find sweets, Eliza would send her shadow ahead to see if there was anyone coming. Fortunately, only Eliza could see her shadow doing these things. Her shadow was invisible to other people – unless, of course, her shadow was doing what normal shadows do.
Eliza spent her youth moving from home to home and from family to family. She grew up to be a magical girl and, with the help of her shadow, she could do wondrous things. As soon as she was old enough, they set out into the world looking for her real family.
They would visit big cities and small hamlets, staying long enough to make things better for those whose paths they crossed. They would watch over each other on their many journeys. Like best friends, they were inseparable and together they were a team. Really, they were one and the same. And so, it was the village of Blossom Brook that was to become home for Eliza Bluebell and her shadow. But just for a while.
Remember you can download the whole story, for free, on Amazon on Sunday, 19th March, 2017 .
A.J. York is a middle grade and Children's writer. From the UK, currently living in Gothenburg, Sweden. Author of Delilah Dusticle, Eliza Bluebell and A Fairy Extraordinary Christmas Story.