Deals, steals, and news from author Michelle Isenhoff.

I broke the news of my new historical fiction series recently, but I've also been playing with an old series I left unfinished. I swore I'd never write the final book of my Taylor Davis trilogy because it's my one series that has never paid for itself. Book one, Taylor Davis and the Flame of Findul won finalist honors in the 2015 kid-judged Wishing Shelf Book Award, but middle grade is a tough gig without the marketing help of, say, Scholastic. So book three got set on the proverbial shelf.

Except, my son Taylor has asked me to finish...

And four nieces and nephews swear this is my best series ever (they're all tweens)...

And I do hate, hate, hate to leave a storyline dangling...

So...this summer when my heavy new historical fiction series got a little too, well, heavy, I started fiddling with this one. I set up my hammock, did a little brainstorming, and came up with some crazy new ideas. This is my snarky, wild adventure series, with eccentric guardian angels, Hades-sprung monsters, gadgets galore, and outrageous predicaments. I had FUN writing the first few chapters.

TD3 isn't my first priority, but it has provided some much-needed levity. I'll keep picking away at it when the other gets too overwhelming. So if you have a kid who enjoyed the book one (it's free!) and book two, let them know the third one's coming, after all.

Before you go, be sure to check out the books and promos featured below. They're always free or bargain priced. I bounce between speculative and historical fiction (my two primary genres), with some fantasy, middle grade, and a bit of romance just to keep things interesting. 

Happy reading!


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New Releases

Deals and steals:

H. G. Chambers

A unique Middle Eastern fantasy for just 2.99!

Winged raptors, deadly sand-warriors, and a rebellious girl who will stop at nothing.

Since it's almost Halloween, I have to highlight a book I co-wrote with my two boys a few years ago. This is a Choose Your Own Adventure type book that we created as part of our homeschool curriculum. I helped them organize their story threads, guided the direction of their plotlines, and typed out the final prose, but they had to do all the idea legwork. This was essentially their creation with me as editor, making sure they had a quality product at the end. When we finished, I recruited the help of a couple dozen blogging friends and we actually hosted it online! The story began on my boys' website (now defunct), and every choice readers made took them to a new blog. It was a riot and had hundreds of views! It was so successful that we put it up on Amazon. It's no best-seller, but they've earned a little money toward their college funds. If you've got middle-grade kids, check it out! It's only 99 cents.

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Michelle Isenhoff

A former teacher and longtime homeschooler, MICHELLE ISENHOFF writes for children and adults. Her work has been reader-nominated for a Cybils Award, the Great Michigan Read, and the Maine Student Book Award. Michelle writes from Michigan where she bikes all summer and wears flip-flops all winter.