"The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." -- Albert Einstein
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Who can save a princess that doesn't want to be rescued?
Join the journey to the heart of the heart of the forest to fall in love with Love.
The Old Man is cunning, but Sycorax still has a few tricks of her own up her sleeve. Who will win the war of the wizards?
Leonard always beats his best friend, Cai, at video games, so he's confident he'll win the Centerville Challenge. That is, until i0wnzU signs up and knocks him from the top rankings with some sketchy moves. When Leonard's mom loses her job, Leonard now needs to win--or miss out on programming camp with Cai. If battling the Adgrits trying to take over Tureis in game play weren't enough, Leonard and Cai must discover the real-life identity of i0wnzU before he walks away as Challenge Champion. When Leonard hatches a scheme that backfires, it leaves Cai caught in the middle, and if Cai can't figure out how to stop i0wnzU, it will be Game Over for Leonard.
When Leonard finds mysterious kanji symbols written on Japanese samurai swords, he knows he has to find the significance. Who left behind the secret message and why? But Cai wants no part of the search and wishes Leonard would drop it. Part contemporary fiction and part historical fiction, follow both paths to discover the true meaning of The Secret Sword.
Debey graduated from Idaho State University with a B.A. in English and a minor in Dance. That same year, she wrote an article for Dance Teacher Magazine called "How Copyright Protects Your Choreography" before going on to work in other fields. Later, she returned to writing, evenutally self-publishing a trio of fairy tales before moving into middle-grade fiction.
While writing and revising her first middle-grade novel, she joined both the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Idaho Writers Guild (IWG). Through those organizations plus her local library network, she found resources to help hone her craft. In 2016, she received an MLIS from the University of Alabama and now also works part-time as a collection development librarian.
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