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Sunday, May 16, 2021

New Release: Bad Fairy Strikes Again!

Author, Elaine Kaye has a new book out—the second of her Bad Fairy Series. Check it out! 


***99 CENTS***


 Series: A Bad Fairy Adventure (Book 2)

Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Pages: 60

Ages: 7-12



Will Thistle ever escape the nickname Bad Fairy?

Thistle Greenbud thought the nickname Bad Fairy was behind her, but she can't escape it. Someone is spreading a rumor about her that just isn't true and can ruin all of her hard work in getting into Advanced School. What fairy would do such a thing?

As if that's not bad enough, Thistle's dad goes missing. Not a single fairy in Tinselville has seen him. He's vanished like pixie dust. Her mom is distraught, and Thistle is worried. Where could he be?

Thistle and the Flutters, along with Dusty and Moss, are on both cases. Can they find out what happened to her dad and solve the Bad Fairy rumor? Thistle hopes so!



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Fairy dust is extremely important to fairies.

When fairies are babies, a little bit of fairy dust is sprinkled on their wings every day until they are old enough to fly. In order for fairy dust to do this, it has to go through a special magical process. If the dust hasn’t gone through the magical phase, then it just stays dust and is useless to fairies.

That’s why Sparkles Factory and the fairies who work there are so crucial. Sparkles Factory is where bags of dust are transformed into magical fairy dust. Thistle’s dad is one of the fairies in charge of watching over this process.

Once fairy dust is made, it’s now time for the bags to get tied off. This is when another group of important fairies come in, like Thistle’s mom. They close up the bags of fairy dust with specially made ribbons. Now the dust is ready to be delivered to Fairview Hospital and Petal Patch where flower fairy babies grow in flowers.

But what would happen if a bad fairy stole fairy dust???


Moss says, “My uncle Wingly said that some fairy dust has gone missing from the warehouse.”

The Flutters gasp.

My eyes widen in shock. “Why would anyone want to steal fairy dust? It’s crucial for fairy babies to fly.” Did someone want fairies not to have the ability to fly?

“Whoever it is isn’t stealing the small bags of magical dust,” Moss explains. “They’re stealing the large bags used for storing the dust before they go through the magical spell center. No one claims to see anyone taking them, either. Sheriff Webbing is at a loss. With the fairy dust thief, your dad’s disappearance, and the rumors about you, he and his team have a lot to handle.”

I swallow. Why hasn’t Mom said anything about this? Maybe it happened at the same time Dad disappeared. Could my dad be involved in this?


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My review:  

Bad Fairy Strikes Again is the second book of the Bad Fairy Adventure series. In this story, Thistle, nick-named "bad fairy" has a mystery to solve. Actually, several. First, where's her dad? Second, who's stealing fairy dust? Third, who's spreading rumors about her making fairies think she's a bad fairy?

It's a quick read and a fun romp through the whimsical world of the fairies. Young readers will enjoy the fun fairy words and following Thistle on her second adventure. They'll also learn some important lessons about friendship and acceptance. Appropriate for young middle-grade readers who enjoy fantasy and stories about fairies.  5Stars


PRIZES: 3 signed paperback picture books (Pea Soup Disaster, The Missing Alphabet, Slow Poke), three handmade bookmarks, plus a goodie bag and worksheets.

Eligibility: International



Elaine Kaye is the author of A Bad Fairy Adventure series AND A Gregory Green Adventure series. She first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the story Pea Soup Disaster.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

IWSG Post and Puppy Mischief


The IWSG question of the month is, "Have readers ever responded to your work in ways you didn't expect?"  I had to think about this a bit. Adult readers of my Bubba and Squirt books have responded that way. Mostly that they found the stories entertaining and learned something about the countries they didn't know before. I expected that from kids, but not so much from adults, so it was a pleasant surprise.  

If you're a writer, have you been surprised by a reader's response to your work?

Now, for the Klaus story.  Klaus is our new German Shepherd puppy. He's growing by leaps and bounds. And he's in his teething stage. Anything in his path he chews. Including the wall. This is what we recently found:

And this is the culprit:

Sitting in the doggy jail with evidence on his nose!