My apologies for the lateness of this blog post! But I’m back now from my writer’s residency and things are picking up around here! Today, we reveal the cover of Karen Koski’s The Gimmal Ring, a middle grade adventure set locally in Windsor-Essex. As of right now, you can -preorder this fantastic book which launches March 17th!
Then on March 18th, we’ll be revealing another cover, this time to Regan W.H. Macaulay’s re-release of her children’s picture book, Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese, which will launch April 17th, 2019!
Between now and then, we’ll be attending a whole bunch of events locally and in our surrounding area, so we’ll keep you apprised of that! And, we’ve got a full slate of new releases planned for this year and into next, so make sure you subscribe to this blog, or to our newsletter to stay informed!
Without further ado, here’s The Gimmal Ring by Karen Koski:
She wants the ring and she wants it bad!
Gwendolyn Gimmal desperately wants an invitation to the mysterious Gimmal Gala where her family’s coveted ring is bestowed upon new inductees. It’s not that she particularly likes bling, but because she knows it will unlock exciting secrets and reveal what she believes will be her true life’s path. Her younger brother, Gage, also wants to attend the party, but mostly for the food.
After finding her way into the hidden gala, Gwen learns that The Gimmal Ring is not only a piece of jewellery, but also a secret society of people. Things go awry when their parents are kidnapped from the Gala and held for ransom. Gwen and her brother must solve the clues and find the hidden formula the kidnappers have demanded by midnight, or they will never see their family members again.
Their newly discovered enhanced abilities, while fun, are not completely reliable. Cracking newspaper codes, deciphering invisible maps, and playing a high stakes game of Enigma Machine Twister, are just some of the challenges they must overcome if they are to succeed in time. The adventure starts when they flush themselves in The Tele-Potti, a teleporting commode, and it all goes down the drain from there.
Page Count: 124
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adventure, Middle Grade
Karen Koski writes stories set in magical Windsor and Essex County, Ontario where she was born and raised. Karen’s love of a good mystery inspired her to become a licensed Private Investigator. She is intrigued by anything that is not what it appears to be.
Karen resides in Windsor, Ontario with her husband, two daughters and a Moose.