A story that teaches important life lessons of kindness, love and believing in doing what is right…
By Monique Roy
Title: LAUREL’S MARVELOUS KINGDOM
Author: Monique Roy
Publisher: Writer’s Republic
When the wicked witch of the land snatches up Princess Astrid, her sister, Princess Laurel, realizes it will take more than her plant-growing superpowers to rescue her. With the help of a handsome prince, Laurel rides deep into the dark forest in search of the witch’s den.
To her horror, Laurel discovers that Astrid is jealous of her superpowers, and has teamed up with the witch to weaken Laurel’s powers. Now, Laurel must convince Astrid to abandon her evil ways and return to goodness — before the witch and Astrid shed harm onto the kingdom.
This fairy tale story will enliven the imagination of children with a little witchy fun in between. The story teaches children about what makes us unique, appreciating your special characteristics, and doing what you love.
This short meaningful story took us on a wonderful journey teaching the messages of kindness to others, fortitude and determination to do what is right and the beauty of unconditional love. There’s forces of good and evil at play. The colorful writing Monique penned brings imagination to life. A perfect book for the young reader. – Amazon Reader
A young, beautiful princess named Laurel lived in a marvelous kingdom where steep, gray mountains touched the clouds and a long, zigzagging river flowed around forests. She was more than a pretty princess who dwelled in a giant castle. Laurel possessed a magical power—with a single touch of her hand or a single tear from her eyes, she could make trees grow, flowers blossom, and plants flourish. Her name signified the beauty all the trees, plants, and flowers gave to the Earth.
She was greatly admired by all, except a few who were jealous and evil.
Interview With The Author
1. Can you tell us a few things about yourself?
My passion for writing began as a young girl while penning stories in a journal. I look forward to deepening my passion by creating many unique stories that do nothing less than intrigue my readers.
I hold a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and I’m the author of a middle-grade book Once Upon a Time in Venice, historical fiction novel Across Great Divides, and historical fiction novel A Savage Kultur.
I was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and my grandparents were European Jews who fled their home as Hitler rose to power. It’s their story that inspired me to write Across Great Divides, my first historical novel.
I reside in Dallas, Texas, with my husband and son. I also work as a freelance writer.
2. Describe the types of books you write without using genre headings e.g. you’re not allowed to just say I write fantasy!
I write books about historical events mixed with life drama, emotions, and struggles, and books for tiny people who are looking for wonder and intrigue.
3. Describe your why. Tell me what motivates you to write.
For historical novels – I look to explore the past so we can potentially better understand the future. For kid’s books – I look to nourish young minds, inspire creativity, and teach new lessons.
4. Fancasting – Did you have particular actors/actresses in mind for the starring roles in your story?
5. Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Find a subject matter that you are passionate about and want to learn more about through research. Read a lot to see how authors write their books. Write a lot to hone your craft and learn the skill. Put some time into writing. One page at a time.
6. Did you learn anything from writing this book and what was it?
I probably learned more about how to think more creatively and understand what children want to read.
Monique Roy’s passion for writing began as a young girl while penning stories in a journal. Now she looks forward to deepening her passion by creating many unique stories that do nothing less than intrigue her readers.
Monique holds a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is the author of a middle-grade book Once Upon a Time in Venice, historical fiction novel Across Great Divides, historical fiction novel A Savage Kultur, and children’s book Laurel’s Marvelous Kingdom.
Monique was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and her grandparents were European Jews who fled their home as Hitler rose to power. It’s their story that inspired her to write Across Great Divides, her first historical novel.
Historical fiction lets you escape to another time and place; and Monique likes to explore the past so that we can potentially better understand the future.
Monique resides in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and son. She also works as a freelance writer.