Elizabeth Morgan Goes Rogue
Middle-Grade Fiction for fans of Shannon Hale & Angelica Banks.
Eleven-year-old Elizabeth Morgan is SICK to DEATH of eating oatmeal for breakfast, wearing closed-toed shoes, and always doing the practical thing. She’s so fed up that one morning on her way to the bus stop, she vows to never be practical again.
Elizabeth turns her shirt inside out, tosses her shoes into the shrubs, and demands that her best friend Melissa call her “Twigs” from now on. Melissa is a bit shocked, and then shocks herself and Elizabeth further by suggesting that the MOST impractical thing would be to not go to school at all.
Then the bus honks its horn right around the corner and things get a little squirrely for a while.
Elizabeth and Melissa learn some things they never knew about their mothers, make some decisions they never thought they’d make, and end up in the woods armed only with their backpacks, their wits, and dreams of adventure.
Bears, tin cans, ruffians, and the wild beauty of nature await.
Sign of the Rooq combines the urban landscape and “found family” of Six of Crows with a subtle magic reminiscent of the Graceling Saga.
Jack Agera looks like an alley cat with unruly hair, sticking-out ribs, and a wall against his back. An assassin has blocked off all his escape routes, except one. And it’s a trap.
This assassin is no ordinary killer.
He murdered Jack’s father.
He vanished from the murder scene between one footstep and the next.
His weapon of choice is a dagger with strange powers.
He might be using Jack as bait.
Jack’s going to kill him. At least that’s the plan, because otherwise Jack will be murdered. So will his friends. So will a legendary being called the Demetrian, a being on which the survival of an entire city depends.
But all Jack’s got in his favor is a knife carved with the sign of the rooq, a hidden affinity for mending world fabric, and a flock of unusual friends.
Jack’s father raised him on stories of the impossible. Running is out of the question. But can Jack unravel the mystery behind the assassin’s uncanny powers? Can he do what it takes to save his life and the lives of his friends?
A collection of poems about life, loss, and our continual struggle to reach for wonder and hope in the midst of our own flaws and the brokenness of the world around us.