Introducing Book One of The Stormwatch Diaries,
award-winning Legend of the Storm Sneezer!
Part-time Ghost Hunter.
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 Heartstone Asylum, a place for kids with unstable magic. Its location? A legendary forest where ghosts roam and the trees have mysteriously turned to stone.
Guided by time traveling letters, Rose teams up with her future selves and her possibly imaginary but definitely magical best friend, Marek, 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?
Kristiana Sfirlea ignites imaginations in this award-winning middle grade novel that inspires readers to face their fears with laughter, bravery, and the power of unconditional love.
An Overview of
Legend of the Storm Sneezer
Genres: Fantasy, time travel, humor, spooky, meta
Themes: Finding your place, having compassion and turning it into action, learning to trust when you've been hurt by someone close, found family, radical friendship, facing your fears with laughter and bravery, and the power of unconditional love.
Awards and Recognition: Legend of the Storm Sneezer won gold in the Children - Mystery category of the 2021 Readers' Favorite Book Awards, an internationally esteemed competition. It was also a finalist of the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, another international contest, and a two-time finalist of the popular Realm Awards.
Legend of the Storm Sneezer was featured by five-time Emmy award-winning news anchor Glenda Lewis on Detroit's Channel 7 Action News. Watch now!
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
"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
"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
"I firmly believe this book can ignite a passion for reading in even the most reluctant young reader with its high energy, unique and excellent world building, and creative cast of characters... Themes of sacrifice, friendship, found families, second chances, the power of prayer, and believing in one’s self fill the pages."
~ The Unicorn Writer
"The first words I thought of as I finished the book were whimsical, friendship, imagination and endearing... I wanted to scream with joy. Yes I wanted to scream out loud that this book is just what the world needs right now. A place to go where laughter abounds and characters that come to life with charm and a bit of mystery."
~ Texas Book-aholic
"When your eight-year-old, who is afraid of Harry Potter needs to stay awake and read one more chapter of this delightfully spooky and mesmerizing tale, you know you have a winner."
~ Tara K. Ross, author of Fade to White