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The Golden Telescope – Episode 9

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Episode 9 – in this live reading from The Golden Telescope – Book One in my Jack and the Magic Hat Maker middle-grade fantasy series, I read Chapters Fifteen – Hope and Sixteen – Escape. In Chapter Fifteen, we walk along with Arthur Loyal, the Mac Paidin family butler, as he once again visits the upper room in the mansion where he notices a second bright light blinking on the surface of the locator globe. In Chapter Sixteen, we listen in as Bill, Bart’s dad, gives the boys a ride home from downtown Portland and along the way, makes a …

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The Golden Telescope – Episode 8

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Episode 8 – in this live reading from The Golden Telescope – Book One in my Jack and the Magic Hat Maker middle-grade fantasy series, I read Chapters Thirteen – Waterfront Convo and Fourteen – Followed. In Chapter Thirteen, we tag along with Jack as he meets Bart at Portland’s Waterfront Park and tells him about the conversation he had with his uncle Earl and aunt Lizzie. He reveals that, apparently, he is not having seizures, but instead, according to his uncle, has magical abilities that are just now revealing themselves. In Chapter Fourteen, we accompany the two boys back …

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Episode 7 – The Golden Telescope

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Episode 7 in this live reading from The Golden Telescope features Chapters Eleven – Arthur, and Twelve – Introspection. In Chapter Eleven, Arthur Loyal, the Mac Paidin family butler, reviews Sir Edward Mac Paidin’s obituary. He goes on to reminisce about the day Sir Edward was notified that Ethan’s magical abilities had been activated. That event resulted in Master Mac Paidin sending Arthur on a risky magical mission to retrieve the boy. And a surprising development, as Arthur eavesdrops on a disturbing conversation between Ethan and his uncle, Thaddeus O’Brien. In Chapter Twelve, we listen in on Jack’s thoughts about …

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Episode 6 – The Golden Telescope

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Episode 6 in this live reading from The Golden Telescope features Chapters Nine – Cliff Notes, and Ten – Uncle Earl & Aunt Lizzie. In Chapter Nine, we join Sir Edward and his captors on the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland. In Chapter Ten, we meet Bill Flanagan, Bart’s dad, and owner of Flanagan’s Hobby Shop. Bill gives Jack a ride home where Jack is confronted by his Uncle Earl and Aunt Lizzie. Jack notices the ring on his uncle’s hand is now glowing a vibrant red, and Uncle Earl reveals an unbelievable truth about his family bloodline. Not only that, …

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Episode 5 – The Golden Telescope

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Episode 5 in this live reading from The Golden Telescope features Chapters Seven – Deception, and Eight – The Portal. In Chapter Seven, Thaddeus O’Brien notifies Inez Mac Paidin of Arthur’s appearance in Ethan’s bedroom. He tells her that her father, Sir Edward Mac Paidin, sent the family butler to abduct the boy, and take him to the ancestral home in Dublin, Ireland.  Together they devise a plan for deceiving Ethan so that he will go along with their evil plot, and they will gain access to his magical abilities. In Chapter Eight, Arthur returns to Mac Paidin Manor from …

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Episode 4 – The Golden Telescope

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Episode 4 in this live reading from The Golden Telescope features Chapters Five – The Telescope and Six – The Dark Cabal. In Chapter Five, we return to the scene with Jack and Bart at Flanagan’s Hobby Shop in downtown Portland, Oregon. The two boys try to figure out the cause of Jack’s recent visionary experience when he touched the golden telescope. In Chapter Six, we learn more about Jack’s aunts, Inez and Clara Mac Paidin, and the roles they plan in the evil organization known as The Dark Cabal. We meet other members of the organization and gain insight …

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Episode 3 – The Golden Telescope

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Episode 3 in this live reading from The Golden Telescope – Book One in my Jack and the Magic Hat Maker middle-grade fantasy series, features Chapters Three: Ethan and Chapter Four: Eaves Dropping. In Chapter Three, we’ll learn more about how Sir Edward Mac Paidin crafts the magic teleportation hats and sends his trusted servant, Arthur Loyal, with a hat, on a mission to retrieve his grandson, Ethan. In Chapter Four we’ll meet Ethan Mac Paidin, Jack’s older brother, as well as Thaddeus O’Brien, Ethan’s adoptive guardian, and the three Mac Paidin children’s great uncle. We’ll find out what happens …

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Episode 2 – The Golden Telescope

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Episode 2 in this live reading from The Golden Telescope features Chapter Two: Edward. In Chapter Two, we are introduced to Arthur “Arty” the Mac Paidin family butler, as well as Sir Edward Mac Paidin, Jack’s grandfather. We meet Edward’s two estranged, adult daughters, and Jack’s aunts; Inez and Clara Mac Paidin. We watch as Edward’s evil daughters try to deceive their father into teaching them how to make and use the magical hats. When their manipulation doesn’t succeed, we observe the lengths they are willing to go to in order to try to convince him. In the end, we …

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Episode 1 – The Golden Telescope

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Episode 1 – This first live reading from The Golden Telescope features the Prologue, as well as Chapter One: Jack. In the Prologue, we observe as a mysterious stranger magically materializes into a nursery where three small children are sleeping. He snips a clipping of hair from each of the children, placing them into envelopes, before vanishing into the night. Chapter One introduces us to our protagonist, 12-year-old Jack Mac Paidin, and his best friend, Bart Flanagan. We learn that Jack’s parents were tragically killed in automobile collision 9-years prior, and Jack has chronic asthma attacks. We tag along with …

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The Kidnapping King – Book Two in My Fantasy Fiction Series

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I’m making the final edits on The Kidnapping King – Book Two in my Jack and the Magic Hat Maker series. These touch-ups are the last bits needed before I upload the manuscript to my Amazon author account. The eBook will be auto-delivered to readers who purchased it on Pre-Sale. The Kidnapping King continues the story I started writing in 2016, The Golden Telescope. I published that first book last year (2019) on December 22nd. MY PUBLISHING TEAM Some exciting changes have come with this second book! My publishing team is growing, and I’m thrilled to welcome Jennifer Rees, my editor extraordinaire, and …