Elaine lives in Central Queensland, Australia. She has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing. She edits for writers all over Australia and teaches writing to adults in Rockhampton. After a career as a graphic artist, copywriter, and marketing consultant, she retreated from the rat race and turned to her long time dream of writing children and young adult fiction. She has two published books - The Mystery of Nida Valley and Lost in a Strange Land. The first book in her next series, Barben’s Magic Quest, will be published in 2012. Currently, she is working on a YA fantasy and completing the second book in The Mystery of Nida Valley series. (due for release January 2012) She had a short story, A Close Call, published in the NSW School Magazine, Countdown, a column in Writing Queensland magazine.
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The Mystery of Nida Valley - Captured
The Mystery of Nida Valley – Captured is book two in the Mystery of Nida Valley series. It is a story of adventure, magic, time-travel, and intrigue. Set in a hidden valley where dinosaurs and giant, ancient creatures roam, it is an enchanting tale of a group of teens who discover it is their destiny to help save these animals and stop an evil group from exploiting the valley for financial gain.
The Mystery of Nida Valley
Fourteen-year-old Meg Sealy, her friend Amanda, and her older cousin Jaiden, stumble upon a secret valley where time stands still. The three friends are thrust into a dangerous world of magic, time travel, and creatures they believed extinct. They learn that it is their destiny to use their new magic skills to join the fight to save the valley from an evil break-away order, bent on exploitation.
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