Audrey is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Ireland with her parents. Her dull holiday in a sleepy village quickly changes when a startling secret from the past haunts her. She will have to confront the ghosts of the future as well as those that lived long ago. Embarking on adventures that occur throughout time allows her a new perspective on what really matters in life.
About the Author:
Michele Twomey lives in Charlotte, North Carolina in the US. The inspiration and backdrop for Dream Traveler came from living and raising her children in Ireland for three years. Prior to that, she was a commercial artist at small advertising agencies, newspapers, and self-employed freelance. Michele spent as much time writing advertising copy as she did designing layouts and illustrations. She also volunteers in middle school and elementary media centers.
Excerpt from the book:
“Suddenly we are out of the bitter elements. Transported out of the violent waters and into a silent dark cave. The once turbulent water now becomes a quiet meandering lake. Our boat gives a shiver, then rocks one last violent shake, copying the last of the fierce waves outside, and then it gently follows the pattern of the water.
I catch my breath. A realization passes over me. I have danced with death again. “I thought we would die, several times this evening.” My words echo off the inside of the cave. I am answered with complete silence, total darkness.
The ravens returning from battle interrupt the quiet whisper of our oars slowly gliding rhythmically through the water. They fly in formation towards the inner recesses of the cave. Some are returning from the slave ship, while others were waiting to make sure no oarsman survived the crash on the rocky cliffs outside. Either way, they fought alongside us bravely and valiantly. It was the many diversions that allowed us to board the vessel and take so much cargo.
I can’t even see my hand before my face. It is black as coal. Vivian slowly, expertly glides the boat through the snake like channel. Occasionally, a raven flies to close and I can feel the tickle from their feathers.
In the distance, a faint glow. The light grows brighter. We float towards it. Entering our small basin, the hidden marina feels safe and dry. The cave walls are sheer and when I look up it looks as if the cliff has been hollowed out inside. All of the walls have torches placed in holders. Catherine Mary has prepared for our return. Too afraid to help with the fight, she has been keen enough to keep the home fires burning.”
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Publisher: New Generation Publishing
Contact: Daniel Cooke
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