Live Interview about the twins abilities / Discussed the novel with live callers / Nationally Broadcast on SiriusXM Satellite Radio / Channel 110 Urban View on the Maggie Linton Show with host Maggie Linton
July 29, 2015
Interview on Release of “The Lost Twins of Zilonia” Novel / Discussing the novel / KRLD / KJKK, Dallas, TX, Simulcast to Two Dallas FM Stations, CBS Radio Network with Host: Lauri Dodd
July 22, 2015
“The Lost Twins of Zilonia” is available on amazon.com (see link below) for FREE only from July 17 – 19 2015. HURRY!!!
Below is the link on Amazon.com for the book which is available in pre-order status / Release date for “The Lost Twins of Zilonia” is July 14th, 2015
Interview “The Lost Twins of Zilonia” / Discussed the upcoming novel / KOA Denver, CO #1 Station, 8:15 AM (PT) with Host: Robbyn Hart
July 9, 2015
Interview discussed “Twins special communication abilities”. / WGSO, New Orleans LA 8:30-8:40 AM with Jeff Crouere
July 6, 2015
Discussion was “Does one twin know what the other twin is thinking? This was very educational and an interesting discussion. 5-7 minutes live, Sunrise America, Nationally Syndicated, America’s Talk Radio Network, Host is Scott Ledger
June 29, 2015
Topic was very exciting “Can their twin minds really interact with each other remotely?” was stimulating and fun / 10 minutes recorded, Airs on Sunday Magazine Show, WIBC-FM, Indianapolis IN, Top Station, Highly Rated, Host is Terri Stacy / Stay tuned for another scheduled show coming soon.
June 23, 2015
Very educational on the subject of “Family values” and how the book is a clear path of what is right and wrong. / 10 minutes live, Talk of Connecticut, Regionally Syndicated in CT, Flagship Station is WDRC, Hartford, Host is Brad Davis
Topic of the interview was “How strong is the bond of blood and family” / 25 Minute live, WSBA, Harrisburg PA, Top Station, Highly Rated, Host is Gary Sutton
June 17, 2015
Fun interview with Shelley Duffy today. We discussed “Do twins have a somewhat magical connection? I feel is was very informative and exciting. / KDKA, Pittsburgh PA, Top Talk Station, 50,000 Watts, CBS Radio Network – Host is Shelley Duffy
June 16, 2015
It would be ideal if our children listened to their parents, stayed out of trouble and always did the right thing. But the reality is that kids are curious by nature, they are developing their own personalities and can’t always tell right from wrong.
In that moment of doubt and curiosity, who will help them make that right decision? Who will guide them to stay on the right path?
In my novel I tried to address a situation where a kid’s naïve inquisitiveness could unwittingly get them into a dilemma where their choice is between working it out on their own or seeking help from family. In the book, a pre-teen girl, Lisa, runs into her mysterious neighbor’s house on a whim and suffers the consequences right away. Kids Lisa’s age are just learning that their actions have consequences, and I wanted to make that concept very real right from the beginning.
June 15, 2015
People are always captivated by twins; we all hear fascinating stories about their special bond and their ability to communicate with each other. If you think the connection between one set of twins is remarkably complex, then one can only fathom the kind of whirlwind force between two sets of twins in the same family.
I try to embody that force in the legend that lies at the heart of my novel. In the book The Lost Twins of Zilonia, the connection between twins isn’t just interpersonal—it defines their powers and guides their actions.
June 13, 2015
Bullying is a huge topic in schools right now. We’ve all heard stories of young people being pushed to their emotional brink by harsh treatment. One of the main characters is a huge bully. Everything he does is intended to either break someone emotionally or bend their actions to his will. Just like many kids today, the characters have to learn to maneuver through their lives with this threat hanging over them and eventually understand the power of standing up for themselves.
June 11, 2015
Family is the ultimate source of stability and individual strength in the moment of truth. Choosing sides, especially if it involves your family, is difficult. We all come across this challenge at some point in our lives. When we do, the goal is to find the best resolution that would bring balance to your heart and to the people that you care about. Unfortunately, there may not always be a firm line between right and wrong.
One of the characters has to make an incredibly hard choice between passively following orders and making her own decisions. Just like in real life, she has to live with the consequences of her decision and continue to back her choice. Because she has to keep affirming her decision over and over again, her original doubt keeps creeping in on her. Eventually she has to understand that only her heart can give her the answer. The book is full of these complex moments.
June 10, 2015
Our kids are facing a lot of challenges in this age. The Lost Twins of Zilonia brings to light some of these issues: how to fit in and make friends, know how to handle overwhelming situations, how to be a role model for those who depend on you, and how to stand up for what is right.
In the novel, the children are dealing with all of the above issues like everybody else. Watching them grow into resilient individuals, change the lives of other people and transform some of the bullies they encounter into devoted allies is incredible.
June 8, 2015
The overwhelming power of twins and the intricate emotional dynamics between them can help us better understand the value of deep family ties. In the novel, the deep connection that the twins experience, especially in distressing circumstances, is extraordinary. All their senses are heightened, and a protective aura blossoms and enables their minds to interact with each other. The closer the twins grow, the stronger their powers become. This is evident from the very beginning of the novel when the twin boys are able to combine their abilities into something nearly unstoppable. At that moment there is nothing more extraordinary than the bond of family.
June 7, 2015
Treasure your family above all, for when you have nothing, you will still have your family.
When you think your world is falling apart, think of your family. They are your immovable bedrock that you can lean on unconditionally for any support. Sometimes, it is easier to share the burden with a sibling and receive guidance from them, but most importantly, you do not feel alone. It is hard to imagine what would have happened to the main character, a young girl, if her protective brother wasn’t at her side. What would her fate have been? Would she choose to go back home or stay in another world? With family, you can always figure out a solution to every problem.
June 6, 2015
Sometimes it is not easy to tell what the right decision is, especially if you are wavering between your conscience and self-preservation. In this situation, all you can do is follow your heart and try to see the good in people.
What if your survival instinct tells you to walk away, but your conscience urges you to do the right thing? Even though you know it could jeopardize your plans and the future of all your loved ones, the conscience can be an incredibly insightful force if you know how to listen to it. One of the main characters finds this out when she encounters an injured enemy that she has the ability to help. If she helps her enemy, she puts her family at risk, but not helping goes against everything she stands for.
June 5, 2015
Don’t jump to conclusions. There is always a reason behind every decision. No matter how irrational it may seem at the time, try to understand the child’s reasoning first.
Even when kids make questionable decisions, it doesn’t always mean that they are wrong. In the story, the conflicted feelings and the challenges the protagonists have to endure allow them to realize the true meaning of the word “family”. One of the most dramatic moments in the novel is when both sets of the twin are almost at the culmination of their destiny. Their new found sister had to make a difficult choice between staying with her new family, whose destiny depends on her, or going back for the brother that she has known for her whole life. Their goal, fundamentally every family member’s goal, is not to just keep the unit whole but to keep it in harmony.
June 4, 2015
First impressions can be deceiving. Even if a person seems a little standoffish and self-centered, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a hero hiding inside of them.
Adolescence can be like an emotional roller coaster. Even the most sensitive or valiant kid can be cruel or bullying at times. But when something real comes along, a person’s true colors show through. Two of the characters in my novel go through a similar transformation. They begin as bullies that seem as hateable as any antagonist, but with the help of their contenders the new qualities come to the surface.
June 2, 2015
Family creates an incredible bond that can’t be fully explained. For twins it’s even stronger.
There is an almost ethereal bond between siblings. This bond is even more powerful and defined between twins. My novel deeply embodies and explores the unique and resilient connection between two sets of the twins in the same family. It showcases the belief that no matter how great the distance is between them, twins will always find each other and their hearts will guide them down the amicable path. The birth of twins is a mystery along with their communication skills. The concept of the book came to me over night, and it took me over five years to compile it together as a whole story. Over that time I found out that I was pregnant with twins, which added something special to the story.