Roy Sakelson

Biography

Roy Sakelson lives with his wife, two kids, and a cat in San Jose, California.

He works for a large professional services firm as a senior marketing manager, writer, and presentation coach. He has also spent many years as an editor and journalist covering the world's high-tech industry.

When he's not working, he loves walking in the woods, grilling in the backyard, drinking good wine, laughing with his wife, playing with his kids--and wondering how he got so lucky. In his rare moments of solitude, he loves to read classic literature, history, poetry, philosophy, and children's fiction.

“…Sakelson’s debut is a worthy addition to the canon of medieval fairy tales.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Books

Gwendolyn and the Seeds of Destiny
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Series: The Heroes of Valmar, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,920. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / General
As the princess of Valmar, Gwendolyn lives in an island kingdom filled with forests, ancient castles, and magical beasts. Conquered by an evil sorcerer named Skoll, she and her people must struggle to pay him tribute even as he plots her family's destruction. Accompanied by Aethelred, her younger brother, Gwendolyn sets out to forge an alliance with hostile giants to reclaim her people's freedom.
Aethelred and the Wand of Woe
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Series: The Heroes of Valmar, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,980. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / General
When prince Aethelred finally gets to explore the sea, he discovers a strange island, and a wand with unimaginable power. Using the wand's magic to perform daring acts of valor, he tries to overcome his fears by matching the courage of Gwendolyn, his older sister. Will Aethelred find the strength to resist the promises the wand offers? Or has the dark magic already become too much a part of him?

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