Today I am delighted to host Author Victoria Simcox.
Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now lives in Western Washington with her husband, Russ and their three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Her other family members are a Chihuahua, named Pipsy and two cats, named Frodo and Fritz. Besides being an author, Victoria is a home-schooling mother of twelve years and an elementary school art teacher of eleven years. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys managing her two older children's Celtic band. She also loves writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and just simply hanging out with her family and friends.
Victoria is giving away 3 ebook copies of her Middle-Grade Novel THE MAGIC WARBLE to three lucky winners. The giveaway is US/International. To enter for a chance to win a copy of her lovely book visit one of her sites listed below and either like or join.
Victoria's blog www.victoriasimcox.blogspot.com,
Magic Warble on FB http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=577159739#%21/pages/The-Magic-Warble/118277634882514
Victoria Simcox on Twitter. http://twitter.com/VictoriaSimcox
If you'd like to know a bit more about THE MAGIC WARBLE, here is my review. Enjoy.
THE MAGIC WARBLE (Review)
By Victoria Simcox
Take a girl, a present from her teacher, and a pet rat, add dwarfs and fairies, a wicked queen and a prince, a ball called the Magic Warble and a Book of Prophecy, mix together and you have a story of adventure that will keep you wondering what will happen next.
In Author Victoria Simcox’s fantasy novel THE MAGIC WARBLE, for MG readers, twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly’s teacher gives Kristina a present that changes her life forever. A tarnished silver ball called The Magic Warble is inside the present and Kristina and her pet rat, Raymond, soon find themselves in a place called Bernoven, where she discovers she is the chosen one and must place The Magic Warble in its resting place, thus saving Bernoven from a curse. Along the way she meets a cast of delightful characters, among them Prince Werrien. As she and the prince struggle to reach Bernoven they face one danger after another, including the wicked Queen Sentiz and her son, who are determined to stop Kristina and Werrien. Will they reach their destination in time, lifting the curse over Bernovem? Or will they fail?
THE MAGIC WARBLE is not only a fantasy story, it is also a story of friendship, family, and trust. Black and white illustrations give a visual image of the appearance of some of the characters and what they're doing. The author has created a fantasy world of beauty and also danger. An enjoyable read for the young and the not-so-young, as well.