Because I’m a mom of readers, I have recently launched a pen name with a series of books my kids asked me to write, Candy Kingdom. Last year, I found a publisher for the series, which is a mash-up of Jumanji and Candy Land. It launches on 2/2. Groundhog Day! Book 1 is titled The Bored Game–because they’re bored and jump into the board game. See what I did there?
A Sweet and Scary Adventure
When Ellie and her brother Zeb get dropped off for vacation at Grandma’s house, they know they are in for a rough summer. No TV, raisin cookies, a very grumpy cat, and everything fun is off-limits! And what’s up with the secret, locked room and its closet full of forbidden games? A board game with bright colors and sugary-looking pieces keeps calling to Ellie. When Grandma sort of gives them permission to try it, they jump at the chance. With one flick of the spinner, things get sticky. Ellie and Zeb are swept into an adventure, both sweet and scary in the Candy Kingdom!
The Bored Game is book 1 in the Candy Kingdom Series. It’s perfect for young readers with strong vocabularies already, and for those who want to improve their skills.