THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA meets A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS in this beautifully written middle grade novel available May 12, 2020 by B&H Publishing.

When thirteen-year-old Piper’s world is upended after the death of her mother, she and her 11-yr-old autistic brother are forced to live with their rich, estranged Aunt Beryl a thousand miles from everything familiar as they await word of their missing father. And with the help of a wise butler the children begin to see that a power greater than any one of us is watching over them.

Piper reaches to the books on her shelf for comfort as she and Phoenix begin to cope with their new surroundings. Narrated by a book with magical powers, this unique and refreshing story bridges the chasm between spiritual and fantasy genres.

ALLISON (A.S.) MACKEY’s lifelong love for reading and creative writing was solidified with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Georgia in 1991. She has written multiple children’s stories on a contract basis with Tiny Readers Publishing in Houston, and she has authored several non-fiction/educational books for young ESL readers in Norway. Allison also loves to cook, and a recipe she helped develop with her identical twin sister Nanci is included in the 2017 edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them. Allison is represented by Elizabeth Bennett.