Thursday, February 28, 2013

T.S. Graham guest post

T.S. Graham is taking over the blog today....hope you enjoy!

Thank you for the opportunity to talk about my book, THE CHRONICLES OF TRELLAH.

When was the last time you read a YA fantasy that was completely unique? The literary world is filled with stories about witches and wizards, vampires and werewolves, zombies and plagues, elves and fairies, and unexplained genetic mutations that give teens superpowers. When I decided to write a book for my five daughters, I knew that I couldn’t fall back on any of these tried-and- true devices. That’s when I came up with the concept of drahtuah, a glowing red element that, through a simple chemical reaction, can open a portal between our world and a parallel dimension filled with ancient civilizations and dangerous creatures.
Fourteen year-old Sophina Murray is forced into action when a dark, menacing force comes to our world and kidnaps her little brother. Armed only with her wits, Sophina must survive in a hostile world where her darkest fears live and breathe. But even in this most alien of places, things are not what they seem. Will Sophina overcome impossible odds to unravel the mystery in time to save her brother? The answers lie in the pages of Trellah....
My sincerest appreciation goes out to anyone willing to take a chance on my story. My entire family will be forever grateful!
T.S. Graham

Fourteen-year-old Sophina Murray will be the first to tell you: Bad luck comes in threes. First, her father is lost at sea. Then, the rains start. And don't stop. And finally, her little brother is taken from his bed by a monster straight from her worst nightmare. A glimpse into the parallel universe of Trellah - a land of giant trees, bizarre creatures, and a glowing red mineral with mystical properties - convinces Sophina that all may not be lost. But first, she'll have to survive in a hostile world where her darkest fears live and breathe.

Trellah is an original and realistic fantasy for ages 12 to 112. Parental guidance suggested for advanced readers ages 10-11 for moderate elements of horror.

1 comment:

  1. I'm intrigued by a strong heroine and the world-building!