A spooky middle grade fantasy novel for fans of

Doctor Who and the darkly whimsical:

Legend of the Storm Sneezer book cover

Legend Seeker.

Part-time Ghost Hunter.

Time Traveler.


Thirteen-year-old Rose Skylar sneezed a magical storm cloud at birth, and it’s followed her around ever since. But when "Stormy" causes too many disasters, Rose is taken to an asylum for unstable magic in a haunted forest whose trees have turned to stone.

Guided by time traveling letters, Rose teams up with her future selves and her (maybe) imaginary best friend to save her storm cloud and solve the mystery of the specters and the stone trees.

But will they find what killed the ghosts before what killed the ghosts finds them?

Praise for

Legend of the Storm Sneezer

"[A] paranormal adventure with time travel, spirits, magic, and mayhem aplenty. This might be one of the best fantasy books for MG readers and younger teens that I've ever encountered...Legend of the Storm Sneezer is both utterly charming and highly accomplished in its formation: a rare find indeed, and one to be treasured."


~ Readers' Favorite

5-star review

"An absolutely stunning debut! Whimsical, magical, and told with an unmistakeably unique voice...Be ready to have ALL the feels, wiping away tears of laughter and love."


~ Alyssa Roat, author of Dear Hero

"Kristiana Sfirlea's ability to juxtapose mystery, fantasy, and humor...contributes to a refreshingly different form of ghost story/time travel/coming of age experience that keeps readers on their toes...[Legend of the Storm Sneezer is] a delightful, whimsical production that keeps the preteen thoroughly engaged in a story about growing up, solving dilemmas, and growing into one's powers."


~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer,

Midwest Book Review

"If books were rides, children would line up out the door for this roller coaster of imagination. Brilliantly funny."


~ Colette Sewall, author of Kiki MacAdoo and the Graveyard Ballerinas

The takeaway value of

Legend of the Storm Sneezer

Wrapped in a package of magic, spooks, and time travel, Legend of the Storm Sneezer is a story about adapting to challenging circumstances, having compassion and turning it into action, and the true meaning of sacrificial love. Rose and Marek are a fresh, cheerful, and humorous alternative to hero stereotypes, engaging readers with their unique perspective and relatable issues such as finding your place in a new environment, how to trust when you’ve been hurt by someone you love, and what to do when the adults you look up to disappoint.

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