The Brassbright Chronicles book series is intended for a Young Adult audience, though ‘grown ups’ can easily enjoy the humor and cultural references from an older perspective.  While not preachy, each book carries a subtly-themed positive message which the author hopes will encourage and inspire readers to explore their own talents and goals.

Readers! If you enjoy the Brassbright Chronicles, and your local library provides e-books, why not suggest my books to your local librarian? Many libraries allow book suggestions to be submitted online at their website, too. If you love a book (not just mine—any book!), do your part to make it available for others.

Librarians! You are encouraged to bring the Brassbright Chronicles e-books to their collections. Here’s two recommended sources for obtaining my books. Both sources allow a generous sneak-peek to help you determine if my books are right for your library.

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(From Wikipedia) Baker & Taylor’s core business distributes tangible media content (i.e., books, calendars, music CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs), digital content (i.e.,ebooks and e-spoken word audio), and collection development and processing services to libraries throughout the world. Digital content is available through the company’s Axis 360 platform via the Blio app or the Axi360 app in combination with the Axis Reader app.

The Flight To Brassbright at Blio

The Steamkettle Kids Save The Day at Blio

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The Flight To Brassbright


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What readers are saying about The Flight To Brassbright:

This book ably overcomes the challenge of writing adept and competent female characters without patronizing them or beating the reader over the head with “Message here”.


The descriptions are fanciful and imaginative; the characters realistic and compelling. I heartily recommend this book for young adults to whet their appetite for storytelling, and to other older folks who need to remember what is really important in the big scheme of things.


Pre-read this YA novel before I turned it over to my children to read, and have been delighted with the story, the characters, and the wonderful feel of Industralia. It is a story that anyone who loves language and strong characters will enjoy, regardless of age.


I’m especially pleased, from an older and more world-aware viewpoint, of the extremely positive and varied portrayals of girls and women; there’s never enough of that, and especially in books which are likely to have stronger and longer-lasting impressions. It doesn’t make it a ‘girl book’, however; there’s interesting boys and helpful men as well, and enough technology to suit any LEGO-mad builder.