New YA Fantasy Fiction Novel Puts the African American Literary Community on the Global Stage

Current racial tensions and the massive political divide in today's America have created a volatile atmosphere for American youth. "It's time that we use creativity and imagination to pull us into a new era." Miriam says.
Escape to Pearl City
Escape to Pearl City
CHICAGO - April 3, 2019 - PRLog -- Book 2 in Tephra Miriam's Clown Town Adventures fantasy fiction series for tweens and teens is a diverse and fearless action thriller that challenges readers to think about influence and stand strong in the face of opposition. Tephra Miriam is continuing to pave the way to diversify the fantasy fiction community. "Escape to Pearl City" is the second book in her fantasy fiction series for young middle-grade and high school aged students. "In order to rise above poverty, destitution, segregation, bias and prejudice we have to have a vision to hold on to like the rising of the sun. My hope is that my writing helps those who have no opportunity, see the world of possibilities." Miriam commented.

Book 2 in the Clown Town Adventures series is due to hit the market in June 2019.

About the Author

Tephra Miriam is an avid thought leader, author, graphic artist, photographer, musician, activist and entrepreneur with a passion for change. Tephra grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to Chicago, Illinois when she was 18 years old, where she currently resides. Her search for adventure took her far and wide at a young age and she continues to mentor, learn, work and speak all over the US.

Tephra is a firm believer of redefining the way we think and live. She is a wellness advocate and often blogs on organizational development, challenging the status quo and creating a holistic work environment. Tephra believes that creating space in your life to play, imagine and dream is vital in problem solving, stress management and innovation.

As a product of 12 years of homeschooling, Tephra started out at Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois before transferring to DePaul University and receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Communications and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Professional Studies with a concentration in Authorship and Entrepreneurialism.

More About the Book

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Duchess looked over at the large purple gumdrop running beside her in despair. Her head wouldn't stop pounding and sweat began to burn her eyes. I must be dreaming, she thought to herself. The sound of General Sharaya's voice quickly reminded her that she was very much awake, but all Duchess could remember was lying on a hard cement floor in the dark dungeons of Clown Town. Even though Duchess finally finds out the truth about the nature of Jax and the clowns, one true friend comes to her rescue and the journey to Pearl City begins.

The celestials and fairies find themselves battling ancient dark forces more powerful than even the dark star Epsilon Eridani, that seek to unite the thirteen heavens under the dark deity, Iona Draconis. Mancai the sorcerer emerges from his dark exile, and with the blessings of the lords of darkness, seeks to complete Epsilon's mission of gathering the thirteen star scrolls and unlocking their power. Despite being subject to the oppression of the deylai and Martian forces, Measles finds a long-lost friend and travels the universe in search of the true meaning of loyalty.

Even though the tanatoorian Pirate Captain Naman helps Measles and his new friend Popcorn navigate the troll fields, the clowns end up in the middle of the epic conflict between the immortal celestials and the dark stars.

As the Queen of all stars Felanthiam Celenamis rides her great celestial dragon into battle, the fate of the heavens of light lies in the hands of a simple village girl, but a prophecy told by the dead souls of Lyanthra may snuff out the light in all thirteen realms of space and time. When the prophecy is fulfilled, and the ancient supreme sorceress Vangemtra rises from the dead, all beings of the thirteen heavens wonder if war between the heavenly realms will plunge their worlds into darkness forever.

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