When Marcus and Ellie’s grandparents decide it would be good for them to tend the family business, the children discover a strange, secret world that has been kept from them all their lives. Not only is the family business a front, but the children learn that they’ve only narrowly escaped death since their birth.
Follow the children, clue by clue, as they uncover the magical feud that has plagued their family for generations. Will the children survive? Will they find their parents? Those are the small questions. First they must discover the secret their grandparents have been keeping from them all these years. It all comes down to what’s hidden at the Magic Shop.
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How did you decide to create a trailer and what was your experience?
I wanted to do something different than the standard still shot and floating text with epic music type of book trailer. So, I worked with an animator that I found on Deviant Art and we came up with a script that flowed, and followed some high level plot points from the book. I’m very pleased with the way it turned out. Even the music has a different feel to it than most trailers do.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
An episode of Fringe. One of my favorite sci-fi shows that recently went off the air.
Justin was born with an active imagination on a U.S. naval base in Spain, but has spent most of his life in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains of Utah. He is bilingual, and has lived all over the world. He has four children; two boys, and two girls, and an enduring wife. He doesn’t have any pets that he’s aware of, but his children have been known to hide things under his bed.
In his free time Justin loves to read, write, and play games. He enjoys his close friends, and loves to make people laugh. To learn more about Justin, or his work, you can visit him at www.justinswapp.com
Justin is the author of The Magic Shop. He has also been published in several anthologies, including The Crimson Pact (Volumes 1, 2, and 5), The Memory Eater, and Short Sips: Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection 2.