Haley always knew she was a little different from the other kids. Not quite ‘normal.’ But she had never thought just how different she might be until, one day, an armor-plated dragonfly brought a warning. Sorceress Nergalla was coming for her.
When Haley discovers her mother’s shocking secret, the strange and mysterious world of Ogalon is revealed to her. Haley knows she must go there to release her mother from the sorceress’ curse and save her kidnapped twin brother from Nergalla’s diabolical plans.
Unknown dangers lie ahead, but new allies Tor and his friend Adara agree to help Haley liberate her family—for a price. In order to receive their help, she must undergo punishing training so that she can fulfill an ancient prophecy that will free them and Ogalon from a terrible curse. But she will have to accept her new identity and face one of her greatest fears.
Haley quickly learns that her quest is not an easy one. But if she fails, they will all be plunged into a living nightmare.
The destiny of a lifetime in a stirring adventure fantasy is just the beginning in this first book of the Ogalon series.
Shelley has a B.A. in Illustration and has won awards for her artwork. The Dreylyng Prophecy is her first published novel. She also has a short story published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions, and another in, Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey. She is an active member of the South Jersey Writer’s Group, and resides with her rescue cat, Jasper, in Southern New Jersey. She can often be found hugging her favorite trees during her daily walks or handing out peanuts to the resident squirrels that regularly drive up to her office ‘takeout’ window. She loves big fluffy robes, English tea and all things magical.
With a hot cup of Earl Grey tea in her hand, Artist Mystic Shelley will gladly discuss the strange dream you had the night before and deliver its meaning to you wrapped in a silver bow. She is, after all, a dream aficionado, having honed her skills in dream work and animal symbolism over the past two decades. She believes that everything in life can be viewed through this mystical lens if you dare to look. For instance, if you happen to notice an ant crossing your path, it is telling you to be patient about something. Suddenly, a hawk swoops down over your car while driving because it wants you to pay attention; an important message is coming your way. Maybe you had a dream about a dog. If so, it often means that you have a loyal friend, which is something to be cherished.
Shelley spent her childhood in Laurel Springs, NJ — a sleepy Victorian-type square mile town whose claim to fame is the Whitman-Stafford Farmhouse. The famous American poet, Walt Whitman, spent a few summers in the old homestead. Shelley spent most of her summers camping across the U.S.A. Her favorite place of all was the Sequoia National Park because of its majestic trees. She also loved to hold puppet shows, do arts and crafts, ride her bike, build snow forts and climb trees, bake cookies, rescue injured birds and watch cartoons non-stop. Both of her parents encouraged her to explore her artistic talent at an early age and on her fourth Christmas she received her first box of Crayola crayons. On the following day, she drew pictures on the living room and dining room walls to show her appreciation.
She later received a B.A. in Illustration from Rowan University, and won several awards for her artwork. It wasn’t until she had a series of revelatory dreams about being an author that she decided to actively pursue writing. The Dreylyng Prophecy is her first published novel. She also has a short story published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions, and another in Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey. She is an active member of the South Jersey Writer’s Group, and resides with her rescue cat, Jasper, in Southern New Jersey. She can often be found hugging her favorite trees during her daily walks or handing out peanuts to the resident squirrels that regularly drive up to her office ‘takeout’ window. She loves big fluffy robes, English tea and all things magical.
Shelley can do virtual visits for schools (grades 5-6) all over the world. The visit will be tailored to suit your needs. Generally, you can pick from:
• Writing only
• Illustration only
• A mixture of writing and illustration
• The whole enchilada (book design, publishing, writing and illustration)
Contact Shelley for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you like to escape reality and get swallowed whole by a book, just immerse yourself in another world, you will love this book. It’s well thought out storyline and twists will keep you engaged. You’ll meet amazing people and go on an adventure. Great break from reality. I can’t wait for the next one!
This book took me on a magical adventure, I couldn’t put it down. I loved the fantastical story and the illustrations.
A wonderfully woven story taking you on a magical journey. It’s one of those books that keeps you engaged and intrigued; I had a hard time putting it down. Extremely creative and imaginative with an added bonus of incredible illustrations.
A magical adventure for any age. Imagination, creativity, excitement, all wrapped up in this novel. I can’t wait for the next journey into Ogalon.