THE MISFORTUNE OF THE EMERALD THIEF is the first bubblicious tale in my Keepers of the Emerald Cave Series starring the River Family of Seattle -- led by 14-year-old Denim the Bubble Ranger and his 11-year-old sister, Ravenna the Time Bender.
Emerald Thief will be available as an ebook first, and then a print version will be available by the end of September, if not sooner. I'm excited because this is another cast of characters I just love to death, and I can't wait for them to be out there so everyone else can meet them, too!
For 14-year-old Denim River, the problem is not that the magic in his family is real. He knows that the guys can make bubbles any size, shape, scent, or color, and the girls can bend time and phase themselves from place to place… blah, blah, blah.
But become Seattle’s next Bubble Ranger? Run the family’s magic store with his Grandpa Naveen? OMG--why? So the whole world will know he descended from clowns? No, thanks!
But when another bubble-maker, the mysterious long-haired Ladarius, unexpectedly shows up at one of G-Naveen’s magic shows and steals the emerald he just blew out of his favorite bubble pipe, Denim discovers there’s more to life than entertaining squealing tourists.The baton has been passed.
He finds out he and his sister, Ravenna, are the next KEEPERS OF THE EMERALD CAVE, defenders of the secret, glittery green energy source the people of the Pacific Northwest are unaware of, but depend on every day, and Denim’s new powers are tested right away.
In the Cascade Mountains just east of Seattle, the water levels of the highest alpine lakes are dropping and threatening the Tarn, the beautiful, watery creatures who call the lakes their home. Using abandoned tunnels built by the Delve, Denim and his family, along with members of a secret mountain faction of the Weald, must find out where the water is going and if someone is behind it, before another life is lost.