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May 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The tragic loss of her best friend, Josie Lee, leaves ten-year-old Seraphina questioning her destiny, until she learns she’s the chosen one. Seraphina is whisked away by a frantic, talking butterfly on a quest to bring order back to a world inside a rainbow called Raiven with its six different, colored- realms by finding and returning a powerful rainbow crystal back to its wizard owner, which was stolen from an evil witch and her trolls. Raiven is a bridge between heaven and earth; Seraphina is motivated by the knowledge that she will get to see her best friend’s dead spirit through magical fairies and their pixie dust. Seraphina will even meet and bond with a warrior fairy-boy and her own unicorn, which she unknowingly birthed through a wish on a shooting star. Throughout her journey, she passes a series of tests and discovers self-confidence and hope with the help of supernatural characters who guide her along the way. Most importantly, she learns that Josie Lee is more of a guardian angel to her than she realizes and has never really left her side after all. It doesn’t even require magic, just faith.
About the Author
Samantha graduated with a BS in Journalism from Florida International University in 2003. She wrote and reported entertainment scripts that were aired on FOX WSVN 7 in Miami, FL and OWL Radio at Florida Atlantic University in Boca. She is passionate about writing and has been writing short stories and poetry since she was a kid, after learning that her favorite grandmother was a poet. Samantha began writing children’s stories in 2004 and has completed a 62,000 middle-grade, fantasy called, RAINBOW CRYSTAL, which is set to be released on May 15, 2018 with CLEAN READS. She has also completed a 18,000 humorous, animal-talking, chapter book called MURPHY: THE PHAT CAT. In addition, she co-wrote and finished a screenplay based on a true story about her Italian great-grandparents, which is currently being shopped in Hollywood. Samantha is also the VP/Director of PR for a charity called RAINBOW GUARDIAN, which serves the intellectually challenged/developmentally disabled population, including autism. She also owns and assists her family over-see a residential facility in Southwest Ranches, FL, which houses up to eight, special-needs’ females, ranging in age and disability. Mainly, she’s a busy bee being a wife and mother to two children, currently ages eight and four. You can also find her enjoying reading, working out, blogging, baking or cooking, spending quality time with good friends, and/or traveling, whenever she can find extra time (usually one of those activities accompanies a cup of coffee or glass of wine), minus the working out part. However, there are always exceptions. Samantha also has two bulldogs (Bleu and Buster) and one, white, fluffy cat named Gracie who is the princess of the castle. She has a lot of love, abundance, and activity around her; she feels blessed — and even sometimes stressed — every day for it all.