Thank you to Laura A. Grace., blog tour host of Unicorn Quester, for having me as a spotlight guest for the blog tour of Kimberly McNeil’s Meg Mitchell & The Secret of the Lost Journal. This is book one of McNeil’s new series, The Legend of the Lighthouse Keepers, a young adult fantasy series with book two hopefully being published in 2018.
Published: 29 March 2016
Publisher: Crosshair Press
Stories never end. They just get bigger.
You only have to turn the page.
Meg Mitchell lives in a castle, but she’s no wilting princess. Raised in an alien world by adoptive parents, she spends her time fighting Centaurs, training as an Andai warrior, and chilling in her favorite willow tree.
But when Meg uncovers her birth father’s journal, she discovers a cousin she didn’t know existed. Meg and her little brother and sister travel through an interdimensional rip to San Francisco to search for their cousin, setting off a chain of events no one could have foreseen.
When her sister is kidnapped, Meg enlists the help of teenage detective Barb Taylor and her genius little brother Jim. Following clues dropped by a mysterious benefactor, they embark on a cross-country adventure to rescue her sister and find Meg’s cousin.
Family is everything to Meg, but not all is as it seems. In her quest to reunite her family, she may lose more than she ever imagined.
When I read the synopsis for Meg Mitchell, it sounded like the sort of fantasy story I loved as a younger person. It could easily have inspired the Disney movies of my youth, the ones I watched for hours on end at the weekend. The graphics admittedly were not always the best, but I was engrossed in the story.
I think that was where my imagination grew. It wondered what else these people, these creatures, could have looked like. For instance, what would I imagine Meg’s world to look like before she tumbles back into ours, into San Francisco? That’s going to be a hard pill to swallow, such a stark contrast between magic and the modern world. If anyone can adapt, though, it will be Meg and her young siblings. Their adventures know no bounds, clearly, crossing worlds in order to find more of their family and in their quest for answers possibly risk quite a bit more.
There’s so much more to look at as part of this tour. Please look below for links to reviews, interviews (both author and character), trivia, and even a book trailer!
About the Author
Amy Williams is a novelist, freelance writer, founding member of Crosshair Press LLC, and professional nerd. You can find most of her work under the name A.C. Williams, but she also writes young adult fantasy (The Legend of the Lightkeepers) under the pen name Kimberly McNeil. Amy is single and lives in her family’s 100-year-old farmhouse on five acres in the middle of the Kansas prairie. She loves cats and drinks far too much coffee.
Want to dive into a new world? Enter to win an e-copy of Kimberly McNeil’s Meg Mitchell & The Secret of the Journal as well as get a preview of her upcoming short story Stan Hawthorne & The Broken Sword. (Open internationally.)
Wednesday, November 1st
Review & Interview – dolphin18cb
Thursday, November 2nd
Review & Guest Post – Thorn & Vine
Character Interview – Unicorn Quester
Friday, November 3rd
Author Interview – Lands Uncharted
Fan-Made Book Trailer – Unicorn Quester
Author Interview – Welcome to Arhyalon
Saturday, November 4th
Review – Live Life Reading
Review & Author Trivia – Of Pens & Paper
Monday, November 6th
Review – It’s Storytime With Van Daniker!
Author Interview – Taneisha’s Book Blog & More
Tuesday, November 7th
Author Interview – Jebraun Clifford ~ dream.write.repeat.
Wednesday, November 8th
Review – The Overactive Imagination
Spotlight – The Hermit Librarian
Thursday, November 9th
Blog Tour Wrap-Up – Unicorn Quester
Friday, November 10th
Review – Taneisha’s Book Blog & More