Abby is an eleven year-old Hopplescotch, the twin to the gate of the gateway that leads to Hopplescotch Realm. Muriel, a Hopplescotch witcherene, is the keeper of the gate and one of the most powerful witches in this world and the seven realms.
Abby has been sent to Muriel as a decoy. The peace and quiet of Beechhorn cove is about to be shattered by the re-emergence of Agnes Fairwether, another Hopplescotch witcherene who had tried to overthrow this world ten years before.
It appears a switchelstick may have been used on Muriel and Agnes in their last battle.
Who is who? Is the gateway safe?
Abby and her new friends seek to unravel the mystery.
They are plunged into adventures with many odd characters from the realms, while trying to save the realms from the evil Agnes.
Targeted Age Group:: 9-12
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I always wanted to be a children’s book writer
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I had a lot of fun throwing ideas around until I came up with what I wanted.
Julie was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she is now residing again after living on the rugged West Coast of the South Island for nine years. She has worked and served overseas with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including a three- year posting to Bangkok, Thailand. After completing a diploma for Professional Writer of Children’s Stories, she wrote her popular first fantasy novel for children, Abby and the Hopplescotch Realm. This was written as the first in her series of stories about the adventures of a group of children and other characters in different realms. Julie’s series has grown to 4 books in total now with the 5th being penned, it is extremely popular, read her reviews on her website and enjoy her books.
Julie lives with her daughters and her dog, Bailey, the big lovable Rotty. Julie was Chairperson of the New Zealand Society of Authors for Canterbury in 2012.
Contracts have expired with her publisher so she has been releasing books digitally and left over printed stocks are available through her website or online shops till stocks expire for her first and second editions. Late 2011, she released print on demand paperback copies on Amazon with new covers, along with the long awaited for 4th book. What have they been up to this time?
Links to Purchase Print Books
Link to Buy Abby and the Hopplescotch Realm Print Edition at Amazon