Jamie Lee Mann
Middle-grade fantasy author Jaime Lee Mann started writing down the bedtime stories she told her daughters when she realized they couldn’t get enough of the tales. Now she is preparing for the release of the sixth title in the Legend of Rhyme series, Stir of Shadows.
This magical tale full of mermaids and witches, pixies and phoenixes, several special sets of twins and a plot twist with a bi-racial same-sex romance.
“Over the past four years, as I’ve gone through the process of writing and promoting this series, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many children who love to read,” says Jaime. “I’ve been feeling an even greater responsibility with each of these books to use my voice to inspire children to think more broadly, touching on environmental issues, feminism, mental health awareness, and wolves in sheep’s clothing. I wrote this particular book with the clear intention of wanting every child who reads it to be able to relate to the story on some level, hence the same-sex relationship, more sibling rivalry, and the consequences of making poor decisions.”
Jaime encourages new readers to begin with the first book in the Legend of Rhyme series, Elora of Stone, before moving on to Into Coraira, Teagan of Tomorrow, Second Twin, and Blood and Stars.
A book launch will take place September 20 at 6:30 pm at the Confederation Centre Public Library in Charlottetown. It’s being hosted by Bookmark, so copies of the book will be available for sale at the event. www.bluemoonpublishers.com