So many thanks to my awesome friend, beta reader, and fifth-grade teacher Keri, who delivered yet another round of THE MAGIC STONES OF MIDNIGHT KEEP fan mail and fan art from her class!
Now this is my kind of criticism! “I just don’t understand why it had to end”. LOL! Now don’t get me wrong… I’m not averse to the idea of the endless middle grade fantasy novel. It’s just that I’m not quite sure I have the time to write it. 🙂
I simply LOVE THIS. In chapter 1, our hero Aril falls into a pit at night and breaks her ankle. Eventually her friend Truly rescues her with a length of rope. This drawing is so fantastic! I love the emotion on Aril’s face, and the pain lines around her ankle. I received more than one critical comment from this class about Truly; apparently some of the kids want to see a lot more of her. Maybe in future books?
Now that’s faith, my friends. In case you can’t read it, this fan writes “I want to read it again when it comes out in local stores.” Well, ME TOO! Let’s see if we can make that happen.
This is a great drawing from Aril’s perspective when she first arrives at the Running Sands and sees a desperate person drowning in the fast-moving powder.
These drawings and letters warm my heart. These kids are so creative and are very good at expressing their thoughts about what they heard in the story! I will post more soon, so stay tuned.