Cover creation: Halona Brooks did the pencil work. Katrina Joyner did the colors. The background is a modified photo of a real tree.
About the book: For the honor. For the glory. For… Dumphrey’s??
Tora Jane Golden had high hopes of competing in The Cunning Cantrip Competition as a Grand Old House of Magic student. But alas, she gets placed in Dumphrey’s, school for the magically inept. It’s mortifying, to be sure, having to wear the Dumphrey’s egg yolk yellow t-shirt around town, while all her friends wear prestigious school t-shirts. It’s no fun to be labeled a “dump” girl, a loser, but TJ’s not one for wallowing.
She’s a take action kinda gal—a feisty fireball of energy. Literally. She can shoot lightning bolts out of her foot, a feat that would be awe-amazing if only she knew how to control it.
In danger of setting herself and everything around her on fire, TJ must learn to temper her bursts of anger and reign in her fiery attitude if she hopes to win the Cunning Cantrip title. She can’t afford silly mistakes. Nor can she afford to be distracted by a certain boy (no matter how cute he is.) She’s got to stay strong and focused. A task not easily done when there’s evil lurking about.
A seriously sinister sorcerer skulks just below the surface of Luminet, anxiously awaiting the perfect opportunity to attack. All he needs is someone exactly like TJ—a young, naïve, powerful redhead—someone easy to manipulate and control. TJ’s the ideal victim for Tarsh’s plans to overthrow the magical world. She’s the perfect formula for disaster, and given her unwavering will to win, she could very well be the end of Luminet.
TJ & The Cunning Cantrip Competition is a story with feverish flavor, a playful look at what it takes to balance an ambitious nature with the heart and humility of a true champion.