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We're launching the Book Tour for the LAND OF TWILIGHT TRILOGY by Charmayne Hafen! #LOTPrism


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Author Interview

What inspired you to write the Land of Twilight Trilogy? 

I am a child of divorce and know how difficult it can be to navigate the issues that accompany divorce. I also know that my faith in Jesus is what brought me through severely difficult times in my childhood. It is for these two reasons that I wrote this trilogy. I want kids to know they are not alone and that they have an ever-present Help to rely on and rest in.

For those new to the series, what should they know?

The Land of Twilight Trilogy is a fantasy story for kids age 8-12 based on Celtic mythology. Sixth grader, Lorna, is forced to move to a new state after her parents’ divorce. She soon discovers that making new friends and adjusting to a new neighborhood are minor challenges compared to what she encounters during a bike race against the neighborhood champion, Samuel Black. Lorna passes over a maintenance hole as the sun is setting. The hole happens to be a cairn that takes Lorna into The Land of Twilight. Here the real challenges begin as Lorna tries to earn a wish to bring her parents’ back together. In the midst of everything is Lorna’s journey back to faith in the Savior . Ultimately, it will take more than Lorna’s faith to save Twilight.

Which character do you most relate to and why?

I relate to Lorna because her parents are divorced and she frequently finds herself struggling with extreme emotions that arise from the situation.

What do you hope readers will take with them after they’ve read the series?

I pray my readers will know that Jesus is their strength, that faith is vital to this life, and that they are not alone in their experiences, both positive and negative.

If you could sum the series up in one sentence, what would you say?

Parents may divorce and friends may come and go, but the Savior never changes and is the one in whom to place our faith.

What is something about you that is unique - maybe about how/where you write... or favorite snack foods or hobby?

I can write in almost any environment, but I find I must follow the same ritual to get in the right mindset to create. This ritual includes five minutes of coloring before writing while listening, each time, to the same soundtrack. I continue to listen to the soundtrack while writing for 25 minutes. I sometimes write twice in one day but usually just 25 minutes a day.

Journey to Twilight
(Land of Twilight Trilogy #1)
By Charmayne Hafen
Middle Grade Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 113 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Capture Books

Sam and Lorna’s bike challenge becomes far more than a neighborhood race in this action-adventure fantasy for intermediate grades.

Riding over a cairn at sunset, Lorna surfaces in Twilight, where she is given three impossible tasks to complete before her heart's desire is granted.

Story Line: Avid sixth-grade mountain biker, Lorna Wilson, moves to Crestwood, Arizona, after her parents' divorce. Unpacking, Lorna seeks a way to fit into the new crowd when a girl named Ally knocks on her front door.

Splashing in the pool at Ally’s house, Lorna learns about the bike challenge created by a scar-faced neighborhood legend, Samuel Black. She hears herself boasting that she can take on Samuel Black in his own race and win. Lorna's words quickly come back to bite her.

Although none of the kids will root for the new girl, an ancient cairn opens to the Land of Twilight giving Lorna an opportunity to win anything her heart desires.

Illustrations are by award-winning artist, Brianna Osaseri.

Thematic: Time travel ages 9-12; action-adventure; Female protagonist survives parents' divorce; confidence and friendship; conflict opens to opportunity; Celtic; Jamaican; Multi-racial; coming of age fantasy for pre-teens with some paranormal, magical or mystical places and events. Intermediate grades. Book 1 in a series.

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Return to Twilight
(Land of Twilight Trilogy #2)
By Charmayne Hafen
Middle Grade Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 142 Pages
January 21st 2020 by Capture Books

In this second book of the Land of Twilight Trilogy, seventh-grade Lorna struggles with the meaning of friend like, how to be one, how to choose one, and how to keep one.

Lorna rejects her dad, deceives her mom, and turns her back on the ethereal Land of Twilight. She even turns on her best friend, Sam, in favor of gaining the attention of a new girl in the neighborhood, Jenny. Lorna sheds her own social norms, stealing and hiding as she pretends to enjoy her second year in challenging Crestwood, Arizona.

It has to be Sam's turn to do what true friends do.

An exciting read for readers ages 9-13 who enjoy Celtic mythology, magic, and busting the dust of the Arizona desert with your best friend.

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Trouble to Twilight
(Land of Twilight Trilogy #3)
By Charmayne Hafen
Middle Grade Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 129 Pages
April 1st 2020 by Capture Books

How can the most colorful world in the universe turn hapless and gray?! That's what mystifies both Sam and Lorna.

Trix falls from the Land of Twilight, showing up at the discarded camper shell in the Arizona desert where Sam and Lorna are making their secret plans.

Trix and Melvin focus on the Land of Realtime because the lives of both Lorna and Sam have interwoven with the Land of Twilight. How can the four unravel themselves?

A tragic accident forces Sam to again realize that life can change suddenly. Now he and Lorna must rethink what in life is most important to them.

History, philosophy, and faith enter the scene through interdimensional time travel. The Land of Twilight Trilogy is filled with adventure and supernatural elements for readers ages 9-12. With its relatable characters and fast-moving plot, Sam and Lorna discover their priorities. As Sam faces unbearable consequences, he learns the bonds of true friendship and personal truth are real.

Readers are given not only an interesting story filled with allegorical elements about the meaning of faith, but are also challenged to think about their own ideas of reality and meaning.

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Tour Schedule

April 20th:
Launch
Locks, Hooks and Books
Rockin' Book Reviews
Hearts & Scribbles
April 21st:
Remembrancy
Splashes of Joy
April 22nd:
Wishful Endings
Christy's Cozy Corners
April 23rd:
Baroness' Book Trove
Hallie Reads
April 24th:
Teatime and Books
Reading Is My SuperPower
April 25th:
Grand Finale

About the Author


Charmayne Hafen has been writing since she was nine years old when she kept a private journal documenting love and loss in her fourth-grade class. In 2016, she published her first book, The Land Of Twilight, which was selected as a winner in the category of Juvenile Fiction in the Winter 2017 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Using knowledge and skills acquired from her MA in counseling, Charmayne wrote The Land Of Twilight series to help kids navigate the sometimes difficult waters of divorce. Her love of Celtic mythology also influenced the book. The first book in the series has been republished under a new title called Journey To Twilight which will be available November 1, 2019. There will be two more books in the series coming out early [2020].


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4 comments:

  1. Great share, I think this would be great among the kids. Fascinating setting.

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  2. They sound like really interesting books for children. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. This book sounds amazing and has an amazing cover.

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  4. Sounds good putting it on my tbr list :)

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