Please help us welcome, Shelley “The Story Queen” Moore Thomas to the Con!
Shelley Moore Thomas is the author of ten books for children, including the much heralded GOOD KNIGHT series (Penguin) and the forthcoming fantasy middle-grade novel, THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET (FSG Macmillan). In addition, she is an elementary school teacher and a storyteller known as the Story Queen. With a collection of rather rambunctious puppets, she performs at libraries, book fairs, and other special events. She also runs writing workshops for children when she can. Currently, she is working on a new picture book, and a new novel as well. Shelley is married and has three daughters, two dogs and one cat. She lives in Oceanside, California, but don’t let the name fool you. She is not that close to the ocean, really.
You can visit her at www.storyqueenscastle.blogspot.com.
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Guided by a tattered map, accompanied by Thomas the Pig Boy, and inspired by the storyteller’s blood that thrums through her veins, eleven-year-old Trinket searches for the seven stories she needs to become a bard like her father, who disappeared years before. She befriends a fortune-telling gypsy girl; returns a child stolen by the selkies to his true mother; confronts a banshee and receives a message from a ghost; helps a village girl outwit—and out-dance—the Faerie Queen; travels beyond the grave to battle a dastardly undead Highwayman; and meets a hound so loyal he fights a wolf to the death to protect the baby prince left in his charge. All fine material for six tales, but it is the seventh tale, in which Trinket learns her father’s true fate, that changes her life forever.