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Don't Die, Dragonfly (The Seer Series) Paperback – September 8, 2004
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About the Author
When she's not writing, she enjoys life in the country with a barnyard of animals including horses, cats, dogs and pigs. She especially loves to hear from readers and speaking at schools and libraries. She collects vintage series books like Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden and Judy Bolton.
When Linda is asked why she'd rather write for kids than adults, she says, "I love seeing the world through the heart of a child, where magic is real and every day begins a new adventure. I hope to inspire them to reach for their dreams. Writing for kids is a gift, a responsibility, and an honor."
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When I was 9, I wrote a short story about a cat named Taben and stapled it into a "book" with pictures, too. A year later I rewrote the book, writing it neater, adding chapter titles, and putting games in the back. I didn't know it then but I was "revising" my work, an early step to learning how to become a writer.
When I was 14, I challenged myself to type a chapter a day over my 2 week Christmas vacation, and I finished a book (200 pages) in two weeks. This was an important achievement to me because I proved to myself that I could finish a book. Up until then I had many starts but only one "finish."
So you'd think I was poised to become a young published author? Maybe...but life jumped ahead of my dreams. I started working at age 17 plus had a short marriage. I didn't dust off my writing dreams until I was 27 and a mother of toddlers. I started off small, writing in the evening when my husband was home to help with the kids. By the time they were in school, I had a schedule of writing in the mornings. I sold my first book when I was 30, a chapter book called ALMOST TWINS. Someday (when I'm quite famous) this will be my more rare book since only a few thousand were ever printed and it was only sold in school book fairs. My first book never made it to bookstores.
My 36th book, THE SEER #6. MAGICIAN'S MUSE, came out in 2010. And in 2012, a spinoff from THE SEER starring Thorn, BURIED, comes out in March. Also, I'm working on a big world-creating book now that will be my biggest achievement yet...stay tuned for more dreams coming true.
Read short stories and enter a contest here: www.LindaJoySingleton.com
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However, Sabine still sees ghosts, spirit guides, and visions. Josh's best friend is jealous of her. Dominic is Nona's newest house guest with his own special talent. Someone vandalized the school and some things have been stolen as well.
Manny has always wished he had some sort of psychic talent. Even though he does not, he is still very good natured and keeps an open mind. He knows Sabine is more than normal and confronts her with it. Once she opens up to him, Manny introduces her to Thorn. Thorn likes the Goth look. It keeps people from getting too close to her. Thorn has her own special "gift". Manny, Thorn, Dominic, and Sabine, team up to investigate the vandalism and theft. But someone knows Sabine is out to locate the vandalizer and begins to frame her for it all. In addition, Sabine keeps having visions of a teen girl with a dragonfly tattoo on her wrist being surrounding by danger and death. Somehow Sabine must prove her innocense and warn the mystery girl with the tattoo without revealing her psychic gift to everyone.
***** W-O-W-! You will not want to put this awesome book down!Read more ›
Sabine Rose may seem normal by anyone's definition, but she sees visions that could have deadly consequences and knows she lacks the power to change them. Or does she? When Sabine receives a psychic warning about a girl with a dragonfly tattoo, her first inclination is to protect her deepest secret, but as the visions become more intense and the threat more imminent, she knows she must uncover the girl's identity and warn her of the danger lurking in the shadows.
Singleton, author of the Regeneration and Strange Encounters series, is a veteran series writer for the mid-grade and young adult audience. Don't Die, Dragonfly! explores the other-realm possibilities of an otherwise average teen, with a taste of intrigue and ever-present danger wrapped in outrageous, frightening predictions. The heroine, strong and feisty on many fronts, fears what makes her most vulnerable, not unlike the challenge of most teens.
One of the most interesting characters in Sabine's life is Opal, her bossy spirit guide, who with a little imagination takes on a Paula Danzinger (author of Amber Brown series/Scholastic) persona, complete with shimmering sequins, golden threads, and swirls of dancing lavender scarves. Opal is unique in that she offers advice in not-so-gentle nudges, but she never steers the main character on a path not of her own making, even though she's often outwardly impatient.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had this book forever on my Kindle and finally decided to give it a read. I believe there are six book in this series right now. This was a very quick read and was okay. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karissa Eckert
Good read - though I must say I prefer books that end rather than just stop. It is obvious this book is part of a series - and that is fine. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Peggy H. Rose
Very easy read! I was really rather impressed by the creativity of the author in creating such a fantasy world that somehow felt so real and relatable at the same time. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Danie
Sabine is a typical high school girl with a not-so-typical psychic gift. Like most 16-year-olds in that awkward stage, she’s underdeveloped (no boobs) and acts like a giddy fool in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sandra's Book Reviews
A mysterious tale of a girl with a dragonfly tattoo. This story will keep you guessing, until the very end. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Selena#1