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School of the Ages is America's greatest magic school. Located on a secret island in New York Harbor, it's the place to go to learn a distinct and realistic form of magic based on concentration, visualization, and meditation. This series features the adventures of Leicester Moore, known as Simon Magus, beginning when he enrolls at age 13. A true example of the melting-pot that is New York, Simon is one-quarter each British, Asian Indian, Jewish, and Italian: all-American. Simon's life is full of adventure and sadness to which he brings his own fearless loyalty and growing power. You will also meet Goldberry, his British best friend and study partner, for whom sarcasm is a way of life; the gentle Leah Ritz; the big blustering Yakov Mermelstein, whose Chasidic upbringing makes him a little hard to be around (!); stern but caring teacher Dr. Solomon Archer; and of course the elemental-summoning Robbie Radish, the sassy Avery who is beloved by winds; and many many (many!) characters you will remember forever.
Every book is full of magic, ghosts and spirits, adventure, and danger, full of culture and history and real places in New York and around the world. In The Ghost in the Crystal, Simon and his team travel back in time to ancient Egypt to get rid of a malevolent ghost. In Level Three's Dream, they must help an autistic teen with magical ability who thrusts them into the world of Lewis Carroll's Alice. In The War Against Love, it's war to the death as School of the Ages takes on the vicious European cabal called Gott im Himmel, while Simon has a chance at love that may end in tragedy. And in the upcoming fourth novel, Simon Myth, Simon finds himself in ancient India in the company of the heroes of the great epic the Mahabharata.
School of the Ages features multicultural adventures unlike any you've every read before.
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School of the Ages is published in India by Vitasta Publications and distributed by Times Group Books. Books 1 and 2 are available now, and book 3 will soon be published as well. Buy them from all online retailers. You can see the covers below. The Indian editions are adapted for younger readers and thus are shorter than the U.S. editions. The series ends with book 3 in India; further books will not be published by Vitasta, but will be available through my independent venues.
Teen Guide answers the important and confusing questions young people have about their bodies and their hearts. It’s an advice book from two authors who care about young people and want to help them work through the tough issues that will be on their minds as they move through an emotionally complex time of their lives. Every question is answered in a conversational way, as if the author were sitting next to you speaking from the heart.
Co-authored by Matt Posner and Jess C Scott.
GENRE: Teen Health/Sexuality | 75,000 words
Matt’s Bio: Matt is an NYC teacher who’s willing to make controversial statements that he thinks are in your best interest. In his own words, Teen Guide “explains what mature, adult sexuality is and provides a useful guide to entering that sexual world at the right time.” He is also the author of the School of the Ages series of novels featuring
Jess’s Bio: Jess, a professional non-conformist, has a fresh youthful world view. Jess writes in a variety of genres including urban fantasy, young adult fiction, cyberpunk, and poetry. She’s cool, supportive, and writes with both intellect and a lot of emotion. Her website is www.jessINK.com