“Lead by example and solve by conscious thought. No matter how big or small, there are pros and cons behind every decision and behaviour.” ~ Tanya Jones
This page was compiled several years ago, but I’ve decided to leave it active for now as it shares some interesting perspective on the history and journey of these novels. Once both books are ready for publishing, this page will get updated accordingly.
The Elves of Eytherfel series is a journey. It begins as the journey of one girl and expands into a journey of an entire race.
Yes it is a work of fiction that is a glorious escape with elves, magic and a bit of romance. However, there are also real-life parallels that the open mind will undoubtedly spot and tap into.
Throughout these journeys you will experience insight on problem solving, relationship skills, identity crisis and development, trust issues, strategizing, planning, analyzing, people skills and much more.
The Elves of Eytherfel
Two thousand years ago, the entire earth was a place of magic. Having powers and Mana was a normal part of life for all species. During a dark time, that all changed by a single man’s actions and the world as we know it today was born. Two millennium later, the earth is a wreck. With magic being a hidden secret that few are aware of, the earth’s resources aren’t getting replenished the way they need to be. Humans have turned into destructive creatures with little regard for nature. Two to three thousand years from now, there won’t be an earth for humans or magic.
There is only one bloodline among the elves who possesses the power to correct the path of the earth and undo the human destruction. Who can restore the balance of magic and make everything as it once was. But there are many obstacles in the way.
Dreams of Beautiful Whisper (Book 1)
All Amanda wants is the regular life of a teenager, but her persistent dreams interfere as they creep their way into her reality. When Amanda discovers that the beauty-boy invading her sleep is an elven warrior from her past, things get complicated. As the fog of Amanda’s hidden past lifts, she discovers that she’s not just a teenager; she’s an 84-year-old elf. Amanda’s life is in danger and she has a twin sister who was kidnapped. The fate of the earth depends on magic that was isolated a millennium ago and Amanda is the key to restore it – but will she have the courage and strength to embrace her power?
DREAMS OF BEAUTIFUL WHISPER (88K words) is the first book in a YA duology set within the majestic forests of North America. It’s a mystical world where time and age take on new meaning. A coming of age tale that focuses on the main character’s journey of self-discovery, with a balanced cross between reality and fantasy and a bit of romance for good measure. Teens will enjoy this magical adventure entwined with real-life challenges. Parents and other adults will appreciate the emphasis on personal development, problem-solving, and relationship skills.
It’s the self-discovery/coming of age journey of Amanda, which is the first step towards the restoration of the earth from what it has become to what it could once more be – provided Amanda can handle it.
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Dreams of Beautiful Whisper helps teens (and adults) who want to open their minds to multiple perspectives and problem solving techniques, while enjoying an entertaining fictional story that takes them away from the problems of the day-to-day grind we all face. It’s unique advantage is that it provides the general escapism that many of us desire while also providing an obvious, yet not in your face, look at better role models and problem solving skills.
Tanya’s mission is to help teens, in particular, see the cool factor side to positive role models and problem solving skills. Without lecturing or preaching, her desire is to help set the stage for a better environment for our teens. Dreams of Beautiful Whisper is entertaining in itself without the need for any deeper take-away from it – but the underlying examples are there, they’re obvious but they aren’t in your face.
The primary target-markets, for Dreams of Beautiful Whisper, are girls between the ages of 12-17. Though many women and men have also found enjoyment and entertainment in this book. Girls in this age range find themselves strongly connecting to the main character as they are able to relate to her feelings of self-doubt, the challenges she faces when dealing with family and boys and gain inspiration and courage from the growth process she goes through along with her ability to analyze and work through the many challenging situations she faces.
Self image is an important thread within Dreams of Beautiful Whisper. In the beginning of the book Amanda sees herself as very plain and non-descript. Almost to the point of annoyance for the onlookers and readers. But she doesn’t do it for attention. It is truly how she sees herself. She’s also not self-depreciating about it, it’s simply a matter of fact for her. It takes a fair bit of effort from her friends and family for her to finally see and acknowledge her own beauty. And it is the combination of both her inner and outer beauty that makes her so exquisite. Even once she accepts it, her first concern is for others, she doesn’t ever want others to feel less because of her. This thread provides teens with two messages 1) we are each often seen with a greater level of beauty by others than we allow ourselves to accept and 2) even when we do accept our own beauty, it doesn’t mean that we have to be arrogant about it or flaunt it.
Tanya Jones (Thibodeau) has been a fan of elven origins and supernatural powers for decades. She’s also an entrepreneur who’s started several successful businesses, and is a freelance writer and the publisher of an award-winning newspaper; the paper was printed for eight years before being converted to a digital-only publication in 2012. She’s written thousands of articles, speeches, opinion pieces, blog posts, training curricula, and marketing copy (she’s helped many entrepreneurs with their online presence through website and social media development).
She was also a technology consultant for five schools for three years, and has an open and outgoing personality. This has led to her being invited to speak at schools and conferences; and she is available for speaking engagements (please email email@example.com). As a former musician who’s sung at festivals, performed in a lead role in Grease, and won contests, she’s not shy about putting herself out there! She also has two older children, so is aware of the challenges facing teens today.
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