Corrie Canchari and the Jar of Manchakuy


(Manchakuy means evil in Quechua, one of the languages of Andean peoples.)

Here is a painting I did of Corrie on the front of one of my many journals.

Here is a painting I did of Corrie on the front of one of my many journals.

For several years I have been working on a middle grade fantasy book.
It began as a simple story that somehow unfolded onto the pages without my bidding.
New twists and turns, challenges and adventures kept revealing themselves to me.
Once for nearly a year I let it rest, not sure I would ever pick it up the thread again. But I did.
Corrie insisted.

Now it’s finished. (At least the first book!)

This is what it’s about:
Kidnapped by ravens and roadrunners, geeky, cautious thirteen year-old Corrie Canchari finds herself in Peru where, as heiress of ancient magical Inca powers, she must overcome her horror of heights by scaling Andean cliffs and learn the thrill and terror of white water rafting while she attempts to rescue the Jar of Manchakuy from Supay, the Lord of Darkness.
If she does not succeed before the autumn equinox, the world will be ensnared in evil forever.

 

 

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