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The Strider and the Regulus (The Star of Atlantis Book 1) by [Tricia D. Wagner]

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"As Swift lives up to his name and his family legacy, young adults receive a fast-paced fantasy that will appeal not just on the adventure or fantasy levels, but in matters of the heart as the young struggle for independence and action in the face of parental restrictions. Tricia D. Wagner's attention to pairing psychological struggle with the adventure of finding a promised treasure creates a story that pulls on the emotions of young readers as it satisfies their desire for action and adventure." -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"A sensitive and action-filled coming-of-age story has thirteen-year-old Swift proving to his father and himself that he is capable of far more than either of them believed. The stellar prose of this novella puts it in a category of its own among YA novels." -The BookLife Prize
"This is a memorable coming-of-age story that blends pirate lore with parental expectation through an accessible and well-written narrative. Well designed and brimming with adventure, this story is enjoyable for readers with an interest in pirates, personal growth, and the call of the sea." -Mary Lanni, Reedsy Discovery
"The Strider and the Regulus is another out-of-the-park homerun by author Tricia D. Wagner. The story is tight, riveting, and fun, and it will pull on your heartstrings. This novel deserves a broad audience." -Nick Chiarkas, author of the award-winning novel, Weepers

Tricia D. Wagner's beautifully titled 
The Strider and the Regulus transports its young readers to the lushly imagined Devonshire coast, where thirteen-year-old Swift Kingsley takes to the woods. Swift's three older brothers have each received their vocation from Justus in turn, and Swift is well aware that his father wants him to become a doctor. But Swift - a precoccious student who has already mastered eight languages - isn't ready to give up his childhood. In true Peter Pan fashion, Swift believes if he discovveres the Star of Atlantis, there'd be no call for growing up. -Joan Bauer, Wisconsin Writers Association 

About the Author

Tricia D. Wagner is an award-winning, #1 best-selling novelist, poet, and short story writer. She grew up in Amarillo, Texas, chasing storms, riding stallions, sojourning through painted canyons, disappearing into floating mesas under starry skies.

She now lives in Rockford, Illinois (though the truth is she's a citizen of a dozen fictional countries.) Tricia works in higher education and lives day to day wonderstruck but luckily can feel her way about this terrifying, beautiful Earth through writing.

Tricia is the creator of Swift and author of the 
Star of Atlantis young adult literary fiction series. She also has pieces published in Write City MagazineChicago NewaWord of Art 3DLiterary Yard, and Midwest Review.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B091NPXJ63
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 3, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3154 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 173 pages
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As a young reader, writers were like gods and goddesses to now author Tricia D. Wagner. She never could have imagined weaving tales like her favorite storytellers, until a fateful April dinner conversation with her husband about a lecture he attended got her mind whirling. By the end of that summer, she’d written 400,000 words: a speculative fiction trilogy. Wagner felt as if she’d emerged from a cocoon as some new sort of creature. She was hooked.

It was important to Tricia to sharpen her skills, and she immersed herself in workshops, guides, and writing communities, learning from editors how to hone her craft. She did this for years, and the result is her newly released novella The Strider and the Regulus, two independently published novelettes, four soon-to-be published novellas, and five as yet unpublished novels. She found writing to be a method for becoming the person she felt she was born to be. Wagner finds that writing inspires her to be a better person, truer to herself.

The ideas and substance of Tricia’s writing comes from a very deep place that is strongly stimulated by setting. Often, when she has completed a story, she feels as if she’s been to her story world, whether it’s on the map or not. She likes to believe all the places she writes about exist somewhere, somehow.

In writing her stories, Wagner was surprised and delighted to discover how real the characters become to an author; that for many writers, their characters end up as their most treasured friends. She loves to delve into them to mine their natures, secrets, and desires—to tell their stories with the legitimacy they deserve. In studying her characters, she finds she has the opportunity to shape herself, inching closer to the person she wants to become.

Wagner believes revision is magical in its power to make a good book great, and early drafts are only the beginning of a story’s journey. Any idea can wind up a good story, but with reflection and time and improvement, it can become art. Once Wagner completes a revision project, it feels miraculous how many fresh approaches have manifested and how much truer the story feels.

Wagner hopes her readers feel enchanted when they read her stories; that after completing one, it seems they’re drifting out from under a spell. This is exactly how she feels when she finishes writing a story. She hopes to that her writing might expand their minds, spirits, and worlds a bit, and she hope they fall in love with her characters and are moved by her artistry of language.

When she isn’t writing poignant works of literary fiction, Wagner is a Director of Adult Education – ESL Programs at a community college, a job and staff that she loves. In her spare time she enjoys refining her writing craft to discover new angles and landscapes that might enrich her writing palette. One such example is a recent course she took in learning to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, something that’s sure to end up in a story at some point. Wagner lives in Rockford, Illinois, with her husband and three darling cats.

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