Ol’ Sam’s stories become real when ten-year-old-Dean awakens in a strange land with the most unusual characters.
Ten-year-old DEAN'S funny feelings were letting him know something was about to happen, but he never knew what was coming. Fortunately, he has a good friend who understands, because Ol’ SAM has the same ability.
Dean rushes to the jelly bean factory to see Sam, when an earthquake hits. He escapes his peril in a mysterious tunnel, and falls asleep. When he awakens, he finds himself in Xanadu, the land of Jelly Beans. Dean doesn’t remember how he got there or where he’s from, but he knows he’s somewhere that isn’t supposed to exist.
Finding Xanadu is a 13,323 word children’s story about what it means to be different. This winning combination of adventure and information provides the perfect starting point for meaningful conversations with children about stereotypes, diversity and acceptance of others.
Book Two in the series, The Journey Home, leads Dean and his friends through more exciting adventures as Dean finds his way back home, and he discovers that one has to be a friend to make a friend. Book Two is also complete and consists of 10,670 words. I have planned at least three more books in the Xanadu series, and I am currently writing Book Three.