Laurel's Marvelous Kingdom
Laurel's Marvelous Kingdom
by Monique Roy
GENRE: children's early reader
One stormy night, a wicked witch kidnaps the kingdom's two princesses in an attempt to turn them against each other. Now, Prince Falcon must save the princesses before one of them turns evil.
Princess Laurel and her younger sister, Princess Astrid, live peacefully and happily in a marvelous Kingdom.
All is well until the wicked witch stirs up chaos and kidnaps Princess Astrid.
Now, it will take more than Laurel's tree-growing superpowers to rescue Astrid.
With the help of a handsome prince, Laurel rides into the dark forest to find Astrid.
But it turns out that Astrid is jealous of Laurel's superpowers and has teamed up with the witch to reap havoc on the kingdom.
Laurel must convince Astrid to abandon her evil ways and return to goodness-before Astrid and the old hag ruin everything with their mayhem.
This fairy tale for early readers will enliven the imagination of children with a magical adventure.
The story teaches that we are all extraordinary, and that we should appreciate and respect the uniqueness of others.
About the Author:
Monique's passion for writing began as a young girl while penning stories in a journal. Now she looks forward to deepening her passion by creating many unique stories that do nothing less than intrigue her readers.
Monique holds a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is the author of a middle-grade book Once Upon a Time in Venice, historical fiction novel Across Great Divides, and historical fiction novel A Savage Kultur.
Monique was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and her grandparents were European Jews who fled their home as Hitler rose to power. It’s their story that inspired her to write Across Great Divides, her first historical novel.
She resides in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and son. She also works as a freelance writer.
Q&A With the Author:
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Laurel’s Marvelous Kingdom was thrilling to write as it embodies some fairy-tale elements. The story is magical and takes place in a far-away land. It has princesses and a handsome prince, as well as a happy ending. I also enjoyed writing a fun story for children with an important message.
Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?
Not at the moment. I have written three other books. Two are historical novels – Across Great Divides and A Savage Kultur. I also have another children’s book called Once Upon a Time in Venice.
Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?
I plan to write another historical novel and perhaps, another kid’s book.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for more than 15 years. I also do freelance writing on the side.
Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Thanks for your support. I hope your children will love Laurel’s Marvelous Kingdom. Check out more at www.monique-roy.com
Website – www.monique-roy.com
Monique Roy will be awarding a free hard copy of Laurel's Marvelous Kingdom to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.