The Gypsy Pearl Series
A violent encounter with an alien leads to Caz’s expulsion to the planet surface, but what others see as punishment, she embraces as freedom. There she experiences many things for the first time–sunshine, dirt, wind … and true friendship.
But just when everything is going right, the alien returns, flipping her destiny upside down. Now she must take on a dangerous quest to visit all three worlds in the Granbo System before the authorities can catch her.
After her escape from the Lamond Reformatory for violent youth, Caz flees to the planet Craggy. The harsh, frigid mining colony is a perfect place to hide, but its lawless, violent culture makes it a dangerous destination for one so young. Armed with her superhuman strength and an enhanced memory, she hopes to pass as a male miner long enough to complete the next stage of her quest to cycle the Gypsy Pearl. With her friend Alf and the alien creature, King, she unravels plots of intrigue that threaten to overturn the balance of power throughout the Granbo System. Along the way, she finds allies to her cause—and more enemies than she can escape alone.
At last Caz has made it to the third planet in the Granbo System, the watery world of Tye. She and her friends must make their way from the polar ice cap to the tropics, passing through a diverse array of colonies along the way. Caz would love to relish these new experiences, but time is running out as her various enemies draw nearer. To make matters worse, the ingredients she has gathered along the way have a terrifying side effect–any adrenaline spikes lead to temporary paralysis! In the race to complete her quest that will save the entire alien fanep species, she discovers that leadership requires self control, determination, and the ultimate sacrifice!
When you belong to three worlds, you don’t belong anywhere. How can you possibly choose sides?
Long before Caz began her adventures on the three worlds of the Granbo star system, her mother Brita, then a young woman herself, began a quest of her own. Born of a gypsy father and a royal colonist mother, her sense of identity is confusing. When she falls in love with a space-dwelling medic, life gets even more complicated. The more she travels the planets and the social classes that inhabit them, the more she wishes she could do something to bring people together.
But the caste with which she most closely identifies–the gypsies–is the one at the bottom of the social hierarchy, and there are elements who wish to eradicate them from the Granbo System completely. How can Brita, with her strong ties to three cultures, advocate for unity over isolationism and understanding over hate? Some divisions run deeper than the vastness of space…
MAGIAN HIGH ~ where the bullies fly and throw fire balls.
Kincaid Riley, a senior at Magian High, just wants to bring people together ~ smart kids, athletic kids, and magic kids. When his lobbying efforts to desegregate the town’s schools find success, he stands ready to help transfers from other schools in the district. He’s sure the bullying Punkers will settle down and stop harassing the new students soon. He’s wrong.
Amity Griffin is in line to be valedictorian at Wiser High, the high school noted for academic brilliance. When the district scrambles her plans and forces her to attend Magian High, she is furious … until she meets Kincaid and discovers there are more ways than one to be smart.
An unlikely team of teens have to get over all kinds of prejudices and preconceptions if they are going to save Magian High — and their lives!
Like so many other kids, Lon and Livi wondered what it would be like to be only six inches tall, running around their back yard. Unlike so many other kids, Lon and Livi get their wish–and it’s nothing like they imagined! When Livi accidentally steals a Wedding Circle Wish from the royal family of Mushroom Fairies, it’s up to her and Lon to return the magic, and everyone knows that involves some wild three-part quest. As the siblings brave the perils of super-sized pets, burning flower beds, and a crazy toddler who thinks they’re dolls, they discover the greatest magic of all may be in their friendship.