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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "The Leafwing" (ISBN: 978-0981660233), by author Deborah Copeland, is a new YA fantasy novel that is making waves on the YA Fantasy charts. With a book trailer that lives up to the high-intensity drama and mythological thrill as the novel, it certainly is a great fantasy book to immerse yourself in.

Fourteen-year-old Amelia Ricci goes to school every day thinking that everything is normal. Same faces. Same friends. Same boring city. Soon she discovers that something is a bit off; that a pack of recluse Tony Hawk wannabes aren't really human. But the scary part is only she can see them. She's the only one who knows their secret. Things start to get really complicated because while she's watching them, they're watching her ... at midnight, at dusk, even in her dreams.

"A delightful mixture of mythological creatures with a fresh twist set in an ordinary city with lots of funny and cool characters. If Twilight and The Lightning Thief had a baby, it would be The Leafwing," says F. Dominguez, Amazon's Top Reviewer.


"At a time when the global pandemic seems to have no end in sight many teens are escaping; they're reading more, specifically YA Fantasy," says author Deborah Copeland.

"The Leafwing" by Deborah J. Copeland
Publication Date: July 21, 2020
ASIN: 2940162539742
ISBN: 978-0981660233
404 pages
Published by Crown Royal Books
The Leafwing is a YA Fantasy novel for teens aged 12+
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Deborah J. Copeland is the author of "The Leafwing and The Kids at Latimer High." She grew up on Hering Avenue in the North Bronx. Gifted as a child Debbie has been writing short stories, novellas, plays, and poetry since the age of seven. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California where she is working on the second book in "THE LEAFWING" trilogy.

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Young Adult Novel Author Introduces New Multicultural Superheroes

STOCKTON, Calif. -- From an early age, Franklin Towngate fantasized about writing a book that mirrored the TV shows and cartoons of his youth. He took a creative writing class in high school and was inspired to write several manuscripts, one of which was recently published - "The Harlem Knight" (ISBN: 978-0464693796).

The story takes place in Spanish Harlem, a high crime area and home to the book's superhero - Valencia, a teenage girl. An expert in gymnastics and the martial arts, she turns into a masked, crime-fighting superhero when she gets fed up with what's happening in her neighborhood. Her best friend, Anna, doubles as her assistant. Other characters include: Pedro, Anna's crush, and Enrique, a mechanical engineer and college professor who gets framed for a bizarre incident involving a robotic dinosaur attack on the city.

The Knight is ready to take on Enrique's business rival, Angie Perez, who planned the frame-up and is actually responsible for previous robotic dinosaur attacks that caused extensive property damage throughout the area. Equipped with a utility belt that has hi-tech weapons and jet-propelled boots, Valencia's mission is to bring this evil entity to justice.

"Hopefully, my 'Harlem Knight' will soon be worthy enough to join the ranks of the DC or Marvel family one day," Towngate says.

It was "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Disney's Gargoyles" that inspired Towngate to write this action-filled story.

"My story is very unique because this superhero and the other characters are Puerto Rican and there are not many multicultural superheroes in the media today," he says. "I have several other stories in the works that target multicultural communities and hope to release those soon too."

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Franklin Towngate studied creative writing and typing in high school. When he received his first computer, he joined these talents together and today is an aspiring author and cartoonist. He continues to entertain young adult audiences through his creative sketches and words. He's passionate about creating a unique voice in the world of superheroes.

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12-Year Old Author Survives Death, Seven Surgeries and Severe Sleep Apnea to Write Teen Book on Healthy Thinking

NORFOLK, Va. -- Mekani G. Collins was born a micro-preemie at one-pound, two and a half ounces. Doctors stated he would not live. He survived imminent death, seven surgeries and severe sleep apnea (he stopped breathing 61 times in one night) before his fourth birthday. Today, health is so important to him that he wrote a book - "Stinking Thinking Isn't Cool!" (ISBN: 978-0998819419) published by Textorium Publishing. It's an action-packed teenage adventure that's all about pushing boundaries and making the right choices.

A book signing is scheduled at Barnes and Noble on September 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the MacArthur Center at 300 Monticello Ave., Norfolk, VA.

The story is set in Virginia Beach, Va. and centers around four characters - Logan Murphy and his brother James and two friends, Brianna and Carleto. The author balances right thinking versus wrong (stinking) thinking to create a humorous and thoughtful tale that promises to entertain.

As Logan's thinking transitions from his teenage world into that of adults, outrageous adventures and escapades ensue. For example, he throws the neighbor's clock out of a window to repair it, buys a dog and rabbit with his mother's grocery money and attacks a burglar. The choices he makes are all about exploring and pushing limits, preparing him and his companions to confront the world on their own.

"Stinking Thinking Isn't Cool" has been compared to classics such as "Peter Pan" and "Tom Sawyer."

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Mekani G. Collins is an honor roll student, author, poetry writer and amateur photographer. He's the recipient of the Mensa Foundation's "Excellence in Reading" Award and has published award-winning short stories and poetry. He has also received recognition from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture for his philanthropy in raising money. He enjoys reading, swimming and spending time with family and friends.

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New Young Adult Fantasy Drama Promotes Forgiveness and Acceptance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- K.J. Blocker has created an alternative universe, like no other can, in his newly-released book, "Treasure of the Magical Mine Moppets" (ISBN: 978-0999150740). Published by Mindstir Media, the book's motive is to foster kindness and understanding.

"Enter a magical world where corn grows as high as the clouds and salt can be worth more than gold," Blocker says.

While this fantasy drama is written for young adult audiences, it's really a story that everyone can enjoy and take something away.

The story centers around three generations - Jimmy Powers, a nine-year-old boy, who has unsuccessfully devoted his life trying to be noticed by his father, Tom, and Tom's father, Pappy, who has suddenly appeared after being absent for most of Tom's life. How will they all learn to connect?

Well, the author has created a world where a mile beneath the earth live wondrous, iridescent little creatures, happily working and playing. However, the world above is not so magical. Here lurks the evil, Mr. Withers, a greedy banker, who wants to destroy all Tom has worked for. And, if they don't find a way to defeat him, Tom's family will lose everything. Together, they will learn that family and love are the only things that can destroy evil.

In the U.S. Review of Books, an organization that connects authors with professional book reviewers, one reviewer stated, "There's a very Disney-like feel to this opening chapter that immediately drops a hierarchy of relatable characters into an environment that is beyond ordinary."

Readers are sure to discover magic and adventure in moppet land. The book is available from major retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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K.J. Blocker is president of JAF Industries, an entertainment products company. He is an author, an inventor, an artist and an entrepreneur. This is his first book in what he plans to be a trilogy. His hope is to deliver a message that brings home the importance of love, acceptance and forgiveness. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and their four children.

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Animal rights advocates applaud Rebecca House Publishing newest book, ‘Jeremy and the Crow Nation’ by Tatiana Strelkoff

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., -- Rebecca House Publishing and To Love Children Educational Foundation International Inc., a 501(c)(3), announces the release of "Jeremy and the Crow Nation" (ISBN 978-0945522058) by Tatiana Strelkoff. "Jeremy" is the second book in "The Changer Trilogy." A book for young adults, "Jeremy and the Crow Nation" offers "enduring native wisdom" that informs our youth about moral quandaries of how to respond to animal abuse and experimentation.

"Jeremy and The Crow Nation" has a contemporary message with both its thought provoking references to Native American insight and an introspective life message for young adults.

"It is as much about finding truth and wisdom as it is about our duty to protect and care for nature and wild life. The characters are passionate, well-defined and believable, and the book has a well-crafted plot that develops at a good pace with plenty of suspense and action," said Hilary Hawkes for Readers Favorite.

"We can all be Changers in our hearts through empathy, and manifest it in our words, our art and our deeds," says Strelkoff.

The book is a compelling tale of three young teens' quest to save animals used for test purposes. Jeremy picks up on the main character, now a boy of 16 years of age, from "The Changer" and asks how a teenager who had Jeremy's gift to change into any animal should act in response to animal cruelty.

About Rebecca House:
Rebecca House is a social enterprise of To Love Children Educational Foundation International Inc. Rebecca House is a publisher of children and young adult books since 1990, and "Jeremy and the Crow Nation" is our sixth published book.

About To Love Children:
To Love Children is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2002 whose mission is to create sustainable educational opportunities for vulnerable children in the developing world. To Love Children obtained Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council, United Nations (2006). Profits go to Social Justice, Wildlife & Environmental, and Education Issues. All donations to TLC are tax deductible.

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Title: "Jeremy and The Crow Nation."
Author: Tatiana Strelkoff.
Cover Design and Illustration: Palina Piakarskaya.
Category: Young Adult Fiction.
Pages: 172.
Price: $12.95.
Format: Trade paperback, ISBN 978-0-945522-05-8.
Publication Date: Feb 14, 2017.

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