I have been a fan of Chrys Fey’s mom’s children’s books for a few years now. Chrys blogs over at Write with Fey. She is also the author of an excellent Disaster Crimes series I’ve reviewed here on WordDreams. Her mom, Elaine Kaye, seems to be where she got her writing talent because Elaine’s children’s books are excellent. They are clever, cute, age-appropriate, and always with great covers that pull young readers in. She has another ready to release–Bad Fairy Strikes Again. Congratulations to Elaine! And I’m excited to be part of the blog hop featuring this exciting new book.
Series: A Bad Fairy Adventure (Book 2)
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Will Thistle ever escape the nickname Bad Fairy?
Thistle Greenbud thought the nickname Bad Fairy was behind her, but she can’t escape it. Someone is spreading a rumor about her that just isn’t true and can ruin all of her hard work in getting into Advanced School. What fairy would do such a thing?
As if that’s not bad enough, Thistle’s dad goes missing. Not a single fairy in Tinselville has seen him. He’s vanished like pixie dust. Her mom is distraught, and Thistle is worried. Where could he be?
Thistle and the Flutters, along with Dusty and Moss, are on both cases. Can they find out what happened to her dad and solve the Bad Fairy rumor? Thistle hopes so!
Elaine Kaye Interviews Thistle Greenbud aka Bad Fairy
INTRO: Elaine Kaye and Thistle
Greenbud meet at Elaine’s desk for this interview. Thistle, only a couple of
inches tall, sits on Elaine’s shoulder and swings her legs back and forth.
Elaine pauses in writing her next book to greet the little fairy.
Elaine Kaye: Hi, Thistle.
Thistle Greenbug: Good
Elaine: A lot of people want to know
how we met. Would you like to tell everyone that story?
Thistle: Of course! One day, I was
fluttering around, minding my own business, when I saw you in your garden
pruning a red rose bush. I really wanted to see the roses up close, except
fairies don’t like to be seen by humans. But…you had a teddy bear pulling weeds
and the two of you were talking, so I knew you were a special human and I’d
safe with you. So, I zipped right up to your face and said, “Hi!”
Elaine: When you did that, I thought
you were a bug and almost shooed you away.
Thistle: *gasps* How could you confuse
me for a bug?!
Elaine: Well, you were the first
fairy I’d ever seen.
Thistle: But not the last since I’ve
introduced you to all the Flutters.
Elaine: That’s right. *smiles* Why
don’t you finish telling your story?
Thistle: *clears throat* After I said
“hi,” I sat down on your shoulder and started to tell you about my adventures
as a fairy.
Elaine: And since then, we’ve been
Thistle: Yeah, and I can’t wait for
you to finish writing about that other adventure I told you about.
Elaine: I’m working on it, I promise.
Now, I have a good question for you. You always wear red or pink with black.
Would you ever wear another color? Like green?
Thistle: *throws hands in the air*
What?! Me not wear red or pink? Are you crazy? Boogles!
Elaine: Well, your last name is Greenbud.
Thistle: *shakes head* Green is not
my color. It’s Weedy’s color. Oh, and that little boy you write about who
belongs to Sammy the Teddy Bear. What is his name again?
Elaine: Gregory Green.
Thistle: Yes, that’s it! He looks good
Elaine: I’m not sure he’d agree with
you. All right, so that’s a no, then?
Thistle: *crosses arms* That’s a no.
Elaine: Okay, well, what should we do
Thistle: *her eyes light up* Write a
Elaine and Thistle:
Want more of a taste of the book? Here’s an excerpt:
We are nearing the edge of our village limits when we see the abandoned house hidden in tall weeds. The night grows darker as we huddle in a fern thicket. “It sure is spooky out here,” Lacey whispers and shifts closer to Moss.
“Let’s move in closer,” Dusty says. “Moss and Lacey, you go to the other side of the house. Find a crack in the wall to see inside. Thistle and Rose follow me.” He looks back at Moss. “If you see anything strange, flick your flashlight on and off three times.”
“Then what?” Rose asks, munching on another berry.
“We’ll meet…um…” Dusty looks around and then points. “Over by that fern thicket. Is everyone clear?”
We nod and fly as low to the ground as we can. Once we reach our positions, we hunker down and wait. Time goes by as slow as a worm while we wait. It gets darker. After a while, boredom creeps in.
“What’s that?” Rose points behind us.
Dusty and I turn to see a shadow coming out of the woods, heading straight for us. Boogles! No, wait. There are two shadows!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elaine Kaye is the author of A Bad Fairy Adventure series AND A Gregory Green Adventure series. She first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the story Pea Soup Disaster.
Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature, Summer 2021.