After I wrote my first non-fiction, inspirational book, Shh, My Father is Speaking and I am Listening, my editor asked, "Jeanelle, would you write a young adult series that rivals the creativity of the Harry Potter Series but shows the source of power--the Macguffin--as originating from 'the Light' (Yeshua) instead of the darkness (wizards, witches, etc.)" Our kids really need hope . . ."
Selfishly, I gave her an emphatic "No. I'm an overworked medical doctor. Besides, I don't write fiction", but over several weeks, she continued asking. Finally, I consented, "If God gives me a great story and amazing characters, I'll write this story." I was sitting in the office of my Chief of Anesthesia at the hospital I was working at in Florida when I made that promise to her over the phone.
Five years later...after many rewrites, much inspiration, tears, learning how to write fiction and sleepless nights, the Orphan Dreamer is here for your enjoyment!