Note: this series is currently OUT OF PRINT on all platforms, but never fear! Grace and Ben will be back in 2023.
Modern romance meets ancient myth
Fourteen year old Grace doesn’t know it yet, but she’s been around for three thousand years waiting to fulfill her destiny to become one of the Three Graces of Greek Mythology. Forces are battling for her love, her body and her destiny. Now all she needs to do is survive the war.
The Whistler Independent Book Awards said,
Good pacing and characters combined with an appealing fantasy adventure.
This two-part young adult fantasy novel features a well-paced adventure with an appealing heroine in Grace Severin. Grace is a not-so-ordinary Grade 10 student in Calgary who meets the very attractive young musician, Ben Butler, and is drawn to him in ways she cannot understand. Her love life is complicated by school bad-boy Josh, some brushes with danger and the attentions – both benevolent and malevolent – of the residents of Mount Olympus. The author’s experience as a teacher is reflected in the well-drawn portrayal of high school life and the authentic dialogue – her teenagers spring to life on each page. This is a story that will appeal to a female young adult audience.
Dreams & Power
TRADE PAPERBACK: ISBN 978-0-9877296-2-0
LARGE PRINT PAPERBACK: ISBN 978-09877296-6-8
E-BOOK ISBN 978-0-9877296-8-2
Enjoy both Grace Awakening Dreams and Grace Awakening Power in one volume. 6X9. 408 p.
<- E-BOOK 2009 ISBN 978-0-9877296-0-6
E-BOOK 2014 ISBN 978-0-9920052-4-5 ->
In Awakening Dreams, Grace discovers the devotion of a love that has followed her through time. She also discovers the evil forces that are determined to destroy her life in Calgary. As she faces attacks and begins to find her own strength, Grace awakens to the other reality that her dreams reveal.
Grace Awakening Power
<- E-BOOK 2009 ISBN 978-0-9877296-1-3
E-BOOK 2014 ISBN 978-0-9920052-5-2 ->
In Awakening Power, Grace has been sent to the Shuswap and must learn to live without her love’s physical presence in her life. As the attacks increase, Grace faces a battle to accept her destiny and to save the man she loves, their life together, and the joy, beauty and radiance that fuel all artistic endeavours in the world.
Free Study Guide
A study guide for Grace Awakening Dreams & Power focuses on myth, poetry and elements of story for teachers and book clubs. You can download a pdf of the guide here:
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Interview with Shawn about writing Grace Awakening
Meanings of the Character’s Names
Several male characters reflect specific Greek words for love
The teachers’ names come from inspiring educators