Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Mikki Sadil, author of CHEERS, CHOCOLATE, AND OTHER DISTERS, and THE FREEDOM THIEF. Mikki was kind enough to answer some of my questions. Take it away, Mikki.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
If we peeked inside your closet, what would we see?
Are you working on any new books now? Tell us about them.
Thanks, Beverly, for having me on your blog. I liked your questions, and enjoyed answering them. Hope I wasn’t too long-winded.
Wow! What an interesting author.
Now, about the books:
MuseItUp Publishing, November, 2013
Sometimes it takes a thief to do the right thing.
It’s the middle of the night. A surreptitious journey begins into an unknown world of hostility, danger, and deception.
Thirteen year old Ben McKenna leads his slave friend Joshua, and Joshua’s parents, Bess and Jesse, in a daring escape from the plantation Ben’s grandmother owns. Unless they make good their escape, Ben’s father will sell the crippled Joshua, punish his parents, and possibly imprison his own son.
A collapsing tunnel nearly buries them alive, a dangerous swamp threatens to drown them, and deceptive ‘rescuers’ keep them imprisoned, forcing a daring, daylight escape. Everywhere they turn, they must outsmart deceitful “friends” and elude slave hunters. On the last leg of their journey, Joshua is almost captured when the four friends attempt to get past a Union fort. By the time they finally reach the Ohio River and the man who will take them across to freedom, more than three perilous and life-threatening months have passed since they left the plantation.
Will Ben cross the river with his friends, leaving behind his family and all he has ever known, in his effort to fight the conventions of slavery, or will he return home to face the consequences of his actions?
CHEERS, CHOCOLATE, and OTHER DISASTERS
When the new girl comes to town, nothing in AJ’s life is safe from disaster, not even cheerleading and chocolate.
My name is Alyson Joanne Devlin, but everyone calls me AJ. I have two best friends, Julie and Jaime, a champion mare, and a great family. Then Celine Carroll came to town, and brought disaster with her. Celine took over my life. Celine took over Julie and Jaime, who aren’t my BFFs any more. Celine caused me to get hurt in cheerleading.
Speaking of cheerleading, my new partners are Lisa and Amberley, (thanks to Celine), who are the most disliked girls in school. And that’s not all. My parents are divorcing. My mare got hurt. There’s a new woman in my dad’s life. My whole world is upside down. I mean, you’d think Celine was some kind of evil omen, wouldn’t you? Although, Amberley becomes the one bright light in…well, I guess you’ll have to read my story to learn about Amberley, and what happens to her, to me, and to Celine.
I can't wait to read these.
About the Author, MIKKI SADIL:
From the time I published my first poem at age ten, and first short story two years later, I’ve had a passion for writing. As so often happens when you are young, however, life got in the way and I didn’t write much during the years of college, marriage and children, university teaching, and a divorce and remarriage. After my husband and I retired from twenty-two years of breeding and training Appaloosa horses, I returned to writing. My stories and articles have been featured in national children’s magazines, in online magazines, in an educational website, and in an anthology of horror stories for teens. My debut novel, The Freedom Thief, came out in November, 2013, and is an historical adventure for boys (mostly) age ten to thirteen, set in pre-Civil War Kentucky. Cheers, Chocolate, and Other Disasters is a contemporary novel about psychological bullying, and is for girls (mostly) age ten to thirteen.
I live on the Central Coast of California with my awesome husband and our beloved zoo of one way-too-smart Corgi, Dylan, one fat Siamese, Mr. Beaujangles, and one bossy African Gray Parrot, Shadow.
Thanks to all for visiting today. Comments are welcome.