The best part, though, is that in the Readers Favorite contest, the winners are selected by regular readers. The best kind of award to win!
WIZARD is the story of Merlinís teenage sister who has to get out of Avalon to save her life. Sheís being bullied in a very serious way. In an attempt to help her, Merlin accidently transports her to the twenty-first century. She finds it confusing to say the least. The fact that sheís out of practice with her wizardry skills gets her in plenty of trouble. She also learns that bullying is alive and well in the twenty-first century. This time, she finds herself in the roll of the bystander who should step in to stop it. Itís not so easy to do, though, when youíve suddenly been catapulted to the level of most popular girl and school. Is it worth it to risk that just to stop someone from being bullied?
Bullying is much talked about these days. A good thing, I would say. Anything that is hurtful to others needs to be addressed. Iím surprised at how many people have told me they were bullied as children, and I experienced it myself as a teenager. I hope WIZARD raises the awareness in the minds of all who read it.