What do I love about Georgie Jones, my teen hero?
I love Georgie’s gumption. She displays her courage throughout the book, but we first witness her face her fear with a confidence battered by emotional attacks in the first chapter.
I like her smarts, too, which she uses to analyze each situation she confronts. Analysis and courage ultimately propels Georgie to overcome. Oh, yeah, and justifiable anger helps—in the beginning.
I love Georgie’s compassion and willingness, or need, to understand. We witness her awareness grow even more through honest self-reflection and interactions with others, especially her BFFs and mentor, Luther Andersen. This same self-honesty allows her to see where she messes up, cop to it, and self-correct.
Another thing I love about Georgie Jones is her humility, though I doubt she thinks of herself that way. I can’t help wondering if her humility is what helps her to be open to learn new things, about the possibilities of life, and herself.
Georgie’s namesake is my great-aunt Georgie, who inspired me when I was a teenager. She held me and loved me through many teenage tears. Aunt Georgie taught me cool things like yoga moves and the importance of moisturizing (olive oil was her fav). I wish I had one tenth of the poise she had.
These are just a few of the many things I love about Georgie Jones. May you discover your own when you read Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel. Stay tuned for publication date info!
Previous Blogs About Georgie Jones
Earlier Blog Reference to Great-aunt Georgie
Fiction writer and author, Tanya D. Dawson, has written a story for the young adult in all of us. Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel is an atypical tale set in our everyday reality alongside an unknown world of extraordinary others. This becoming-who-you-are adventure breathes fresh air and light into the world of YA fiction, without giving up the angst or the weird. Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel resonates like Harry Potter, if he was a girl who stepped into Richard Bach’s book Illusions.
Georgie Jones rescues her siblings then saves a new friend from a high school bully, but will her newly ignited strengths help her find and free her kidnapped friend?
Can lighthouse keeper and mentor Luther Andersen help Georgie regain her confidence, develop her abilities and become who she was born to be?
While Andersen Light is primarily set the fictional town of Mystic Creek, Oregon, Tanya lives with her amazing husband in the enchanting American Southwest.
Early endorsements of Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel
“You really are evidently an extraordinary writer. Show the world you are an extraordinary storyteller, too. You have a beautiful style and a great eye for detail. Your story is lovely. I can see it being commercial. Yay!” – Carmen Fox, author of Show Don’t Tell: Immersive Writing from the Roots Up, as well as urban fantasy, paranormal romance, young adult novels, puzzles and games.
“A great read, intriguing from the beginning to the end. Suspenseful, but at the same time a great adventure. It encouraged me to open my mind to possibilities. I am amazed and in awe. What a glorious and sacred space you’ve created in Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel.” – Adolfo Quezada, author of over twenty five spiritual books, retired counselor and psychotherapist.
“I enjoyed very much reading your book… interesting that it delved into areas that I know very little about. I want to read it again. It was action packed and kept me intrigued with what would happen next. I hope you can continue to write about more of Georgie’s adventures.” – Susan F. Mitchell, Defense and intelligence contractor executive, retired; former executive board member, National Classification Management Society; spoiler of grandchildren.
“In her debut novel, Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel, Tanya D. Dawson weaves an empowering tale of adventure, intrigue, and mystery. A mystical coming-of-age story involving a race of “meta-normals” living among humans in the modern-day world, the novel inspires courage to be the very best version of one’s true self. A bold new addition to young adult fiction!” – R. D. Petti, author of the Nettie’s Tea House series including: A Tale of the Afterlife, Beyond the Veil, In the In-Between, Apple Blossom Spring, and Yuletide Homecoming. She is a Letters member of the National League of American Pen Women. “Reflections on a Passing” was awarded a first place poetry prize and published in Illuminations of the Soul. “Ghosts of Lakeside Inn” was selected for publication in The Best of Spiritual Writers Network 2016. R. D. Petti is an award-winning finalist in the Fiction: Visionary and Fiction: New Age categories of the 2018 International Book Awards.
“Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel is a clever story with a fresh perspective that normalizes people possessing metaphysical spiritual gifts. Becoming fully one’s self, strengthening powerful attributes, contributing to the exposure and defeat of negative forces is all part of growing up for teenager Georgie Jones and others like her. Their adventures provide insight about paranormal phenomena, as they take the reader into a world filled with pain, crime, love, compassion, friendship, and evolving humanity. If you want to expand your understanding of what it means to be a spiritual being having a human experience, this book is for you.”– Dalene Fuller Rogers, M.Div. BCETS, is an ordained minister and author of Pastoral Care for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Healing the Shattered Soul, contributing writer in Forgotten Followers, and creative director and founder of Insight Multifatih Spiritual Direction.
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