Merrick Maples and the Legend of the Lost Stone

I didn’t really have much on my mind to share today, so I thought I’d treat you with something a little different. As those of you who follow me on Twitter or Goodreads know, I’m currently revising my first novel and am planning to publish it in early fall. I haven’t published any excerpts from the manuscript yet, but I wanted to share the synopsis with you. The excerpts will be coming soon.

Merrick Maples and the Legend of the Lost Stone

Thirteen-year-old Merrick Maples is having the worst summer of his life. First, his parents send him and his twin sister, Lorena, to stay with their crazy old aunt for three weeks while they go away on an orchestra tour. Then, their aunt forces them to help with home improvement projects the whole time they’re there—like painting the porch and cleaning the attic. But when Merrick and Lorena find an old emerald necklace in the attic that transports them to a world called Eulana, they realize that there is more to their aunt than what meets the eye.

Now, Merrick and his sister must escape the clutches of a dark elf named Beza, who is convinced the twins have information that could lead him to a legendary stone that gives its owner great power and immortality. Armed only with the emerald necklace and a strange book that won’t open, Merrick and Lorena must learn to set aside their differences to battle pirates and avoid enslavement on the high seas if they ever want to get home.

Fans of Bridge to Terabithia and The Magician’s Nephew alike will fall in love with Merrick Maples and the Legend of the Lost Stone.