When I was growing up, I stayed on the outside edges of society. I was labeled a LOSER and it was a name I bore all through my school years. Kind of a harsh road to travel and at times, I wondered what it would be like not to be considered a cast off?
But, as I grew older, I began to wonder if those things which made me unique…which set me apart of those around me…were actually gifts to set me on a path few were willing to travel? What if all the dreams and visions swirling in my head, just begging to come out, weren’t the bits of magic I might share with others?
And when I returned to my writer roots in 2011, I began to see the label LOSER in a whole new way. I discovered a caring community of fellow writers, editors, agents, and publishers waiting to welcome me. They travel this path to publication with me and lift me up when I feel weak. But just as importantly, I found a world of readers waiting for the stories I was eager to share with them. They let me know when I have done something right, and they also let me know when I need to start over.
Now, being a LOSER stands for something more to me…
And THAT is good enough for me. How about you?
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Ruler by day, a reluctant pirate by night, 18-year-old Princess Ariana fights for her subjects in the waterfall city of Lunadar. In a kingdom surrounded by fairies and mermaids, and ravaged by deadly Drundles, only a chosen few are trusted to guard her daughter, Candra, as the secret heir to the throne.
But it only takes one ill-fated meeting for Ariana to suddenly be plunged into an escalating web of secrets found in her father’s journal, a deadly kidnapping, and an ever-weakening resolve to turn her back on the call of the merman’s song.
With Ariana’s world falling apart and the future of Lunadar at stake, how will she bring her father’s murderer to justice and fulfill a deathbed promise to protect Lunadar’s legacy?
International best selling, award winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest book, LUNADAR: Homeward Bound (a YA fantasy), ebook edition, is now available from Amazon.