Tiffany Turner is the author of the Crystal Keeper series. The first book, "The Lost Secret of Fairies" is available now at Smashwords. Her second book in the series, "The Lost Secret of the Green Man" has been released in December 2009 in hardcopy and Jan. 2010 in paperback. The second book should be available soon at Smashwords.
Mrs. Turner is a teacher in Northern California. She spends the day teaching elementary students how to read and write. She uses her own experiences to model writing for her students. At night, she delves into her world of writing.
When not teaching, Mrs. Turner enjoys traveling to exciting places while researching ideas for stories. She participates in a Renaissance Performance group in which she plays the Gaelic Harp. Off season she wire wraps crystal pendants and sells them at craft fairs.
When not doing her hobbies, she enjoys quiet time with her cat and husband. The cat, of course, is the center of attention.
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The Lost Secret of the Green Man: The Crystal Keeper Chronicles Book 2
Who has time for homework when your problems involve evil sorcerers? Wanda and her new friend, Edina, try to find the answer to why bees are mysteriously dying. But, when a unicorn appears in her bedroom, the mystery just seems to deepen. Making a trip to Ireland might be the only way to find the answers in time.
The Lost Secret of Fairies: The Crystal Keeper Chronicles Book 1
Wanda had always read about adventure. Now she was in the middle of one. The World of Fairies is real, and she is their new Crystal Keeper, human caretaker to the World of Fairies. But the Fairy World is in trouble. The fairies are falling ill from the pollution that ravages the world above. Wanda has to find the key to their cure, before it's too late.
Smashwords book reviews by Tiffany Turner
- Sam And The Dragon
on Feb. 13, 2011
I am always on the look out for new myths and legends. I found this little gem of a picture book that involves dragons on Kindleboards.com. I must say, it was amazing to see a picture book finally on the Kindle. Most of the pictures and text lined up fabulously. There might have been one line or two on an extra page. Plus, the story is a great read-over dragon oriented fable with a new take on modern heating systems.
The story starts out with a boy named Sam not wanting to join the annual migration of his family south for the winter. Instead, he chooses to stay home by hiding from his family. He finds out that winter is colder than he thought. If it wasn't for the warmth and friendship of his dragon friend, he surely would have perished.
Upon the family's return, the dragon Freness, has a new metal home in the basement. Metal was the most likely material not to burn from dragon fire. So, soon Sam tells his family how he kept warm for the winter, and soon they realize they can attach piping to all the rooms so Freness' fiery warmth can spread throughout the home. In the end, the town learns of the wisdom, and everyone is out getting a friend dragon to heat their house.
This delightful tale was illustrated and written by the author. It can be a read aloud for any child from 2-8 years old. I would especially recommend it to kids that are dragon obsessed. It is similar to old world fairy tales and legends that explain how things work, but instead, explains the modern device of indoor heating. Every child that hears the story will be happy that perhaps the dragon that lives in their furnace will always be their friend.
- Snow Burn
on March 13, 2011
I enjoyed this YA for the suspenseful situation that the author creates. It's a predictable event, but executed in a way that drives the reader to the solution. I couldn't stop turning the pages. I usually don't enjoy realistic fiction, but found this story propelled me forward to it's climax. There was a bit of a let down in the ending, again predictable. But it did seem necessary to the theme of the book. Teenagers that enjoy realistic fiction and survival stories should enjoy this one. I think even adults will find this a quick, but interesting read.
- The Goblin Brothers Adventures Vol. 1
on June 13, 2011
This is a fun read for any kid that enjoys quick, short stories, esp. if they like goblins. No matter what problems they encounter, Malagach and Gortok never give up. From saving human children, surviving bullies, or even almost being turned into goblin slaves, these two brothers get into all sorts of trouble. But there seems to be an underlining theme to all the stories, they stick together. Their interest of books and science are a charming balance of skills they use to solve their problems.
I would recommend this book for children that still enjoy a good fantasy read, but may have trouble focusing on a full chapter book. The short story adventures can be read aloud and enjoyed one at a time. This is especially wonderful for kids that have trouble reading. It can be read aloud or for children on their own.