About the book: All eighteen-year-
She soon discovers the book is a rogue time-traveler's diary and learns she has been chosen as the Prodigy. Suddenly, life is more complicated than Mom grounding her from her favorite library. Now she and her thirteen-year-
When she learns their time-traveling host, Sebastian "Bas" Barkley, is a notorious time thief, Mimi urges him to return everything he has stolen from history, beginning with the trumpet of the legendary Duke Ellington. But Bas will only agree if she will learn alchemy as the Prodigy.
Soon she discovers a new world completely different from her own. Along the way, Mimi befriends others who are fighting for the cause. But when the cruel Ambassador of Time, Captain Deatherage, murders one of her friends, suddenly becoming the Prodigy just got personal.
About the author: Claire was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of the great windy city Chicago. She began writing in her junior year in high school in a desperate attempt to fend off a nasty case of insomnia that began from having strange, vivid dreams. Luckily, the writing trick worked and a decade later she is happily addicted to writing.
Claire attended both Southern Illinois University and College of DuPage where she graduated in 2008. During the day she is a sales assistant for a coffee roasting manufacturing company and in her spare moments she transforms into a proud writer. Claire lives with her darling, spoiled kitty Ms. Pip in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
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