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About Judi Valentine
I had great adventures as a kid and loved reading fast-paced stories. These magical realism adventures are for anyone who enjoys solving mysteries, and for readers who especially love the paranormal. For all ages, especially eight to fourteen.
In The Crystal Chain, three teenagers are sent on a quest to explore the crystal mines of France, Oregon, and New Zealand to search for twenty enchanted crystals that, when found, will change the world for the better. One reader called it a "new era of adventure, bringing the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew together on more interesting adventures, where they explore the interconnectedness of science, ancient wisdom, mystery and magic."
In the first book of a new series, The Reluctant Ghost of Brivalle Castle, a fearless time-traveling detective team solves the mystery of a ghost who is stuck in time--near the graveyard of a French castle. A ghost that follows Charlotte back in time to her 17th Century boarding school. Ghosts have haunted castles for centuries, right? But can they be released to the afterlife? And if so, how? Read The Reluctant Ghost to find out.
In the newly released second book of the series, The Haunting of The Irish Girl, new friend, Kalin, is traumatized by seeing the murder of her brother, Finn. The 'seeing' was a vision no one else saw – yet Finn is gone – disappeared under shadowy circumstances. The team goes back and forth in time and place to solve the mystery. Be forewarned--the ending will shock you!
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In France, Jesse enters the domain of a terrifying witch and her fanged wolfhound guarding the crystals. In Oregon, Nikki can’t make friends but still must gather a cave expedition team to explore a dangerous mine. In New Zealand Chaz has to convince a fearsome soothsayer and her zany cave guide to let him search the sacred Maori caves.
How do Jesse, Nikki and Chaz manage to ditch nosy parents?—overcome being lost?—not fall to their death?--and evade primeval curses and fierce changelings? To find out, read The Crystal Chain, an extraordinary exploit filled with magic, mystery and the paranormal. A science glossary is added as back matter for ages 8-14.