From the Author
"Our minds are so impressionable at this time," says Aurelia, "and what we experience shapes our adult life in ways we can't even imagine when it happens. I am also deeply convinced that we live in a magical world and that help is only a prayer away. We all have the potential to be 'superheroes' and do not have to be 'extra special' to create an awesome destiny for ourselves. And I want young adults and kids to know that. And for everyone else to remember it."
Although there is more about Aurelia at thejourneysofjohnandjulia.com, she encourages her readers to make up their own mind if it is in the least worthwhile to think about the author when her characters say it all.
From the Back Cover
The Twenty-Two are watching.
Reality will never be the same.
It all starts after Julia's dad takes off to start a new family,
and her mom decides to ruin her summer, too. Instead of cheerleader
camp, Julia's sent to her grandmother's in the nowhere town of
Cedarwood Ridge. There she finds that her usual ice-queen act won't
cut it with her childhood friend John, who's a lot cuter than Julia
remembers and not half the geek she thought he was. Definitely
a romance in the making, if it weren't for the visitations from
her grandfather's ghost and John's infuriating openness to such
phenomena. Plus, a group of magical beings called The Twenty-Two
are secretly watching over John and Julia and making big summer
plans of their own. Including John and Julia's future role in saving
the world from their nemesis-to-be, the beyond-evil Niem Vidalgo
"Cool new series...Anyone who is a fan of Heroes will definitely enjoy Genesis."
- Tim Kring, creator of the TV series Heroes and Touch
"A great read. Imaginative. Insightful. Heroic."
- Duncan Rouleau, creator of Ben 10
"I really loved the story. I definitely hope and think that PLL fans will identify."
- Janel Parrish, star of Pretty Little Liars and narrator of the John and Julia audiobook