Introducing Book One of The Stormwatch Diaries,

award-winning Legend of the Storm Sneezer!

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 one too many public disasters, Rose is taken to Heartstone, an asylum for unstable magic. Its location? The heart of a haunted forest whose trees have mysteriously turned to stone.

They say the ghosts are bound to the woods…then why does Rose see them drifting outside the windows at night? And why is there a graveyard on the grounds filled with empty graves? Guided by her future selves via time traveling letters, Rose and Marek—best friend and potential figment of her imagination—must solve the mystery of the specters and the stone trees before the ghosts unleash a legendary enemy that will make their own spooks look like a couple of holey bed sheets and destroy Heartstone Asylum.

Letters from the future are piling up. Rose can’t save Heartstone herself. However, five of herselves, a magical storm cloud, and a guardian angel who might very well be imaginary? Now that’s a silver lining.

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

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An Overview of

Legend of the Storm Sneezer

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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, 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!


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

award-winning Wraithwood

"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

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"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

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