It's hard to lose a family member. Even more difficult is losing an entire family all at once. Just think about it--how do four relatives simply vanish into thin air?!
For twelve years, Sophie Conifer has lived in comfort, safety, and innocence. One night, however, her family is wrenched from her grasp by unseen enemies, smuggled all at once into the unknown. With nowhere else to turn, Sophie is forced to follow a stranger to safety, while one sole question burns within: Why?
Sophie's world is rocked upside down when she learns of a people with the power to access parts of their personalities and turn into animals. These people pledge to rescue Sophie's family, but already, things are not adding up...
Sophie is taken to the Hickks Academy, where she hopes to find the answers she is looking for. Who captured her family--and why? Can the school's youthful owner be trusted? From the safety of the academy, Sophie seeks the source of her family's disappearance, but the deeper she digs, the less the puzzle makes sense.
Little does she know she is looking in all the wrong places. The real enemy is within...But will Sophie have the power to face it?
A mysterious invitation. A farm full of fantasy. These Chatterboxers don’t know what they’re getting into…
When thirty vacationers step foot on the farm, they expect to find rest and relaxation. Accompanied by two chaperons with a secret as old as time, the Chatterboxers explore the vast expanse that is the farmer’s land—and the more they discover, the more they realize that relaxation is the last thing they’re going to find. After all, this isn’t your average farm, and it definitely isn’t your average vacation.
In this riveting, colorful, and comical ski lodge, Chatterboxers must band together to defend what they love most. Alter Egos will learn lessons of compassion and bravery. The bonds of friendship will be tried as war breaks...out on the vacation of a lifetime.
Welcome to Lake Lelillo, a serene, expansive property once owned by the reclusive Tom Noodle. Enter also the sprawling Noodle Manor, two chaperones with a secret, and a murderer who defies all odds. Be aware of the antagonist: insidious, present through all, but invisible even to the reader's eyes until the very end.
What is this Mystery Lily and Cassy speak of? Why do Tom's initials spell out something that should only be known at the Chatterbox? What secret could be more dangerous than a murderer? Lelillo is riddled with answers and is ready and willing to provide them. You need only trust your intuition and follow the clues. After all. . .
. . .Beneath everything you think you know, a deeper secret sleeps below. The murder mystery is only the surface of this story. Get ready to dive into a thrilling tale that will throw your world--and the Chatterbox--upside down. Your neutrality is acceptable now. . . but in the end, all must make a choice.
"Magic" is a short story with a mysterious air about it that will keep you on your toes. This imaginative tale has been described by readers as "mind twisting." Interpretation is left to the imagination, and that's the magic of the story.
"I kept thinking about it after I read it." --R.G.