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The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.
I’m posting a day early for a very special reason.
Today’s option question: Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?
The fiction stories I write are character driven. They are fueled by love and real life, and there aren’t really any defined antagonists. Some minor characters pop up at antagonists, but otherwise the focus is on the protagonist.
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New release from Dancing Lemur Press!
And I am so proud of this author and her outstanding book. She has worked so hard for the book’s success and it has garnered so many incredible reviews. You will be captivated by Lindsey’s story and the secret behind the music boxes.
By Tonja Drecker
“I only desire your talent...”
Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay's biggest dream is to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights.
When she meets Madame Destinée, the teacher of a top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can't believe her luck. In exchange, she must perform in the school’s exclusive midnight shows, ones sure to make her a star. But something’s not right...
One by one, the other dancers disappear. Each time they do, a music box with a figurine just like the missing ballerina joins Madame Destinée’s growing collection. If Lindsey doesn’t discover the truth about the dance school, she might end up a tiny figurine herself.
Print ISBN 9781939844569 $12.95, 6x9 trade paperback, 158 pages
eBook ISBN 9781939844576 $3.99 EBook available in all formats
Juvenile Fiction: Girls & Women - Fantasy & Magic - Performing Arts/Dance
“A powerful story with a compelling, mystical tale of adventure. 5 stars” – Readers’ Favorite
“Music Boxes is an enduring tale of friendship, magic, and the power of love. The characters are genuine and relatable, and the story is original and imaginative. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Five stars!” - Tamara Grantham, award-winning author
“Deliciously creepy with a side of sinister, Drecker weaves an enticing story of talent, jealousy, and dark magic.” - Dianne K. Salerni, author of The Eighth Day seriesv
“Before you do anything else, pick up a copy of Tonja Drecker’s MUSIC BOXES. The magical parts are enchanting, the exciting parts heart-pounding, and the poignant moments completely wrenching.” - Ilana Waters, USA Today bestselling author
“An enchanting mystery young readers will enjoy.” – Kids Bookshelf
“…it’s scary, but in a fun Goosebumps way.” – Geek Reads Kids
“I highly recommend this book, and I cannot wait to read it again!” Pages For Thought Reviews
Tonja Drecker is a writer, blogger, children’s book reviewer (Bookworm for Kids) and freelance translator. After spending years in Germany exploring forgotten castles, she currently resides in the Ozarks with her family of six. When she’s not tending her chickens and cows, she’s discovering new adventures, nibbling chocolate and sipping a cup of tea.
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