One Girl, One Boy, One Book Against the Forces of Evil
On her way to Maine, Maya, a not-so-ordinary girl, comes into possession of the extraordinary Book of Everything. The book is sentient and can provide facts about the past, present, and future. The book and Maya are being pursued by the man who doesn't smile. He belongs to a group that wants to suppress facts and spread lies for its own gain.
Another group, the League of Librarians, believes that facts do matter. Its mission is to protect the book. From the league, Maya learns that the book comes from a place called the Great Library.
The book takes Maya back in time, where she meets a boy named Andy. The book whisks Maya and Andy to another planet, where they become embroiled in a civil war. Will Maya and Andy be able to save the Book of Everything? And what, exactly, is the Great Library?
I write essays and fiction from my home in the Maine hinterlands. I also take pictures of flowers and nature. (In fact, I am a fool for flowers, and I never get tired of photographing them.)
For seven years, with my husband, Clif, I published and edited Wolf Moon Journal: A Maine Magazine of Art and Opinion. You can find out about day-to-day life at the little house in the big woods at my blog Notes from the Hinterland . It features posts about nature, rural life, food, and people.
Coming IN November 2018
Book Two in the Great Library Series
by Laurie Graves
Library Lost is the second book in the Great Library Series, in which two forces, Time and Chaos, battle each other for control of the Great Library, that mysterious place at the center of the universe where all information flows. When Library Lost opens, the librarians allied with Time and led by Sydda, are in charge of the Great Library. These librarians believe that facts do matter, and they created Books of Everything to share the facts with other planets. However a group of adversarial librarians, led by Cinnial, are allied with Chaos. They have their own books and want to take charge of the Great Library to create an alternative reality.
In the middle of this battle between Time and Chaos is one kid from Earth—Maya Hammond. At the end of Maya and the Book of Everything, after traveling across the universe—to the Great Library and to the Duchy of Caxton on the planet Ilyria—Maya is home safe and sound at her grandparents’ farmhouse in East Vassalboro, Maine. But not for long. Although her nemesis, Chet Addington, is imprisoned in Caxton, Maya’s worries are not over. While watching the evening news, Maya sees Humphrey, the murderous Caxton duke whom she helped overthrow. Humphrey is by the side of the president of the United States, who just happens to be Andy, Maya’s traveling companion when she went back in time to the 1970s. It doesn’t take Maya long to figure out that Andy—now President Murphy—is in trouble. And so is she.
Library Lost picks up where Maya and the Book of Everything left off, with Maya having to warn Andy about Humphrey. As Chaos closes in on Earth, Ilyria, and the Great Library, Maya must figure out what her role is in the endless battle between Time and Chaos.