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COMING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, 2016! While in the dangerous realm of the Fire Keepers, Iona faces the unknown and begins a greater journey than she ever imagined.
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IONA FAY: AN IRISH FAIRY TALE
"To find her mother,
Iona must embrace a world of magic."
Iona Fay, a realistic 14-year-old from the United States, searches for her missing mother in Ireland, only to discover that she's lost to the Fairy World. To find her mother, she must forget everything she knows about reality and embrace a world of magic. For Iona, magic begins with believing in herself.
"As a member of her writing group, I've had the pleasure of reading parts of her novel, and I'm excited for the rest."
- Tania del Rio, writer of Warren the 13th and writer/artist of Archie Comics' Sabrina the Teenage Witch
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A believer that "Everyone Has a Story," Gayvin is a writer-in-residence at Weymouth Center, teaches at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst and has written over 50 articles, several to award-winning PineStraw magazine in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Her feature articles tend to focus on compelling local stories and individuals as well as her memories of growing up in an idyllic town on the west coast — similar to the Norman Rockwell town of Southern Pines without the sweet tea and sweltering summers.
She earned an MFA from the American Film Institute, BA from the University of Southern California and was the first writer to win the Ojai Film Society Award, presented by Larry Hagman. After the passing of her mother, she began writing with a greater sense of purpose. Through the telling as a modern fantasy, Iona Fay is a reflection of the loving relationship she shared with her mother and is meant to inspire young readers to believe in themselves. IONA FAY & The Fire Keepers, Book II in the Iona Fay series, is coming out this holiday season, 2016!
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IONA FAY & THE FIRE KEEPERS
IONA FAY & THE FIRE KEEPERS (book #2 in the IONA FAY SERIES) continues the modern, magical Irish fairy tale about Iona and her fairy family.
Iona Fay, a spirited teenager from the United States, tries out her new fairy wings in Northern Ireland — where the dangerous Fire Keepers dwell. Determined to find answers about her father, Iona must learn to trust others, and discovers that it begins with trusting herself.
IONA FAY & THE FIRE KEEPERS, follows IONA FAY (book #1) in which Iona searches for her missing mother in Ireland, only to discover her mother is lost to the Fairy World. To find her mother, she must forget everything she knows about reality and embrace a world of magic. For Iona, real magic begins with believing in herself.
The IONA FAY SERIES is filled with positive and empowering stories, written to inspire self-confidence in middle graders. Throughout the series, young readers go on epic Irish adventures to various fairy realms where Iona discovers more than she imagines about magic, family, friends, and herself.