It seems like I keep trending younger with each passing year. How did I get to that?
For one, this children’s book has been years in the making. It first began with a conversation with my daughter when she was but six years old. My romance had just been released and she asked if she could read it. I told her she was too young. She then asked if she could write a book with me. I told her she can’t write the kinds of books I write. Then she said, “Well if you write a children’s book, then I could write it with you.”
I thought about it for a long while, but it didn’t come into fruition until she was about eight years old. She was home bored in the summer. I was trying to encourage her to read as well as excite her with the type of science I’m passionate about. So as a summer project we decided to write a book about little kids who were shrunk and zapped into a cell.
Fast forward to this year, and what was a summer project has become the first in a series of children’s books by Jewel A. Daniel and Lynelle A. Martin, published by Caribbean Reads and set for release in July, 2014. Below is the official announcement.
New middle-grade book available in July
When a mysterious machine shrinks Sonya, Lynelle, and Giselle to microscopic proportions they become so small that they slip through the walls of a cell and the three girls find themselves caught up in a roller coaster of an adventure that has them running for their lives.
Do they ever escape?
Pre-Order Zapped! to find out!
Zapped! is the first book in the Small Worlds series written by Jewel Daniel and Lynelle Martin. The book is being published by CaribbeanReads and is illustrated by Ann-Cathrine Loo. It is aimed at middle-grade readers and will be available in July.
St. Kitts born Jewel is a cell biologist, author and educator who combines her love for science and books to teach kids about the exciting microscopic world of the cell. She already has three publications under the pen name Jewel Amethyst, A Marriage of Convenience, Holiday Brides, and Pretty Little Liars: Indiscretion. Zapped is her first children’s novel.
Lynelle is the star of this show. She is a rising middle school student with an avid interest in science and adventure. Zapped is her debut novel, but she has already written the sequel and plans to work on book 3 this summer.
Visit our Order page to reserve your copy of Zapped! for $6.99. Shipping charges may apply for non-US customers.