Book Summary: Ordinary tween life turns upside down when Ancient Egypt intrudes on modern middle school life. Twelve year old Sara Guadalupe Bogus reads about adventures, but unexpectedly is drawn into one when a mystical emerald ring that once belonged to Cleopatra becomes stuck on her finger.
A series of burglaries spook Sara’s small Ohio hometown. Concluding that the root of all the crimes is the emerald ring, Sara realizes it’s up to her and her friends, Heidi and African exchange student Kainu, to save the town and protect Cleopatra’s legacy. Filled with magic, the ring thrusts Sara into a world filled with nightmares, allows her to shape shift into an Egyptian cat and battle assassins.
Do you have a playlist of songs you listen to while writing or for inspiration?
I actually can’t write to music. I have to be able to picture the scene unfolding in my mind to write it down.
Give us a nutshell of your current works in progress.
I am doing NaNoWriMo right now. I am working on a YA fantasy that involves a young man named Kyler who must defeat an evil tyrant and its pet Griffin.
Any signings or events coming up?
I am doing two library NaNoWriMo events this month, but what I am most excited about are my upcoming school visits. My first two are booked for December and I can’t wait to get those kids excited about books.
Where is your dream vacation or writing retreat?
I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. A dream spot would be somewhere near the water.
Paper or ebook?
Paper. I like to hold a book in my hands and turn the pages. I do use my nook because some times I just can’t wait to read the next book.
Favorite bookstore, library?
I don’t have a specific one. I love bookstores in general. I could spend all day just bumming around and looking at books. I think one with a magical children’s section would be my favorite.
Your favorite character in the Emerald Ring and why?
I love both Sara and Heidi. Sara because she is based on my niece and every time I read the story I see her in my mind. I like Heidi because she is spunky and not afraid to put herself out there.
Author Bio: My name is Dorine White. I am a children’s author and a book reviewer. I grew up back East in Maryland and attended BYU in Utah. I have a BA in Humanities with an interest in Art History and French. Currently I live in the beautiful, yet rainy Northwest with my husband and 6 children.
I am a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and the PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writers Assoc.).
Author Website- http://www.
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