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My name is Victoria, but most of my friends and family call me Tori. Feel free to do the same.
Born in the shadow of the black mountains in Wales, I now live by the sea in the south-east of England with my husband, Kelly, a pair of gerbils named Bilbo and Baggins, a pair of rats named Skye and Star, and four Degus whose names are Jacob, Jasper, Jenks and Joshua.
Having battled with glaucoma since birth, I now find myself completely blind. But I didn't let that stop me from chasing the dream I've had since I was a young child: the dream of being a published author. I've loved to read and write since I learned how, and always wanted to get my work published. Finally, in 2012, I made that dream come true by self-publishing eBooks via Smashwords. Three years later, I began using CreateSpace to make my books available in print. So now I'm a published author of children's fiction, as well as a couple of poetry collections; all of which are available in multiple eBook formats, and as paperback books.
Reading and writing remain my favourite things to do, apart from spending time with my husband, and our rodent gang, of course. I also enjoy doing crafts (such as card making and knitting). Plus, I dabble in things like roleplaying games (such as Dungeons And Dragons) and figure games (such as BattleTech and Monsterpocalypse) from time to time, and enjoy watching movies and TV shows as well as listening to music. On top of that, I have an interest in history, especially stone age and Egyptian history, and in space exploration. I also love almost anything to do with animals and nature. I have to say "almost" because I'm not too keen on spiders and creepy crawly things, though can pretend they don't exist if they don't come too close to me. My favourite animals are cats, dogs, rodents and horses, though I generally get all soppy over just about any four-legged animal; especially young ones. That love of animals was a huge factor in my choice to become a vegetarian, as it's hard to enjoy a meal when you feel sorry for it.
Personality wise I’d describe myself as a combination of Hermione and Luna from the Harry Potter books; Hermione’s thirst for knowledge and love of books, combined with Luna’s wandering mind and alternative way of looking at the world. A couple of people have agreed with that description of me, so I feel I'm justified in using it.
on May 24, 2014 :
The Magic Storm is the third book in Victoria Zigler’s Magic Trilogy.
Paige (the witchlet and central to the trilogy) is older and more powerful and her friend Daisy, the vegetarian dragon, can certainly spew fire for a friend in need.
As magical and captivating as the first two books, ‘The Magic Storm’ packs in a lot of action, emotion, and …MAGIC!
The issue of 'accepting differences' was raised in the earlier two books. It continues in this one with Paige thinking, "Weren't parents supposed to love their children no matter what?"
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Dec. 23, 2013 :
I received a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Victoria Zigler has done it once again! I want so much for this trilogy to become a classic children's story and I fully believe in my heart that it will.
A Magical Storm is the final book in the Magical Chapters trilogy. Paige finally gets some of the answers she's been searching for since she was 3. I don't want to write too much about the plot because I don't want to give anything away!
Read it. You will love it and so will your children!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
Chris The Story Reading Ape
on Nov. 27, 2013 :
There are TWO battles in this third book of the series. One is inside Paige, but who is the other one with? Who is the uninvited stranger who won't even look at Paige?
I'm not going to tell you, read this gripping tale yourself and get all the answers.
This author has GOT to write more about Paige and her friends and adventures!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on April 07, 2013 :
Oh my goodness that was a trully delightful story, well done Tori, and I loved the Picture on the cover too, xx xx
(reviewed the day of purchase)