Destiny and John are republishing their children's books. The classic father and daughter journey tale will have a new introduction, but they kept the eerie and mystical town and wolves. The Journey with Dad and The Journey with Dad 2 is available in paperback and e-book.
Book One Summary: On a warm, sunny day in August, Jasmine and her Dad pack the van for a road trip to the World's Largest Yard Sale in Hamburg, New York, to sell her used books, clothes, and toys to raise money for Grandma's church. On the way to pick up Grandma for the event, the city turns dark, and it begins to rain. Jasmine and her Dad travel through a rainstorm and get trapped in an eerie and mystical town. Will Jasmine and her Dad make it back home?
Book Two Summary: Jasmine has gone through a drastic life change. She wants to forget about feeling sick and enjoy the autumn season. All she wants to do is go for a car ride with her family to pick out a pumpkin to carve and drink apple cider. Jasmine's parents want to cheer their daughter up by taking her to The Great Pumpkin Farm. Mom, Dad, and Jasmine are traveling to the pumpkin patch, but in some mysterious, magical way, they end up back in Nightcastle County. Who's ready for another journey?
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It's a few days before Christmas. A chance encounter on an airplane during a snowstorm. Turbulence. The pilot calls the experience "a few bumps." Amy Moran of Boston is on her way to her best friend's wedding in Hawaii. Sitting next to her is a charming young man, Brian Emerson. They've been talking all the way from Chicago to Kansas City. He lives in Boston now but was raised in Kansas City in a wealthy family who live in a mansion, compared to what Amy's used to.
They land in Kansas City. The snowstorm has evolved into a blizzard. All flights are canceled. Amy has little extra money and nowhere to stay. Brian suggests that she can stay with his family since they have extra room; he can't bear the thought of her sleeping in the airport. He calls his mother, who reluctantly agrees to having an unknown guest at the holiday.
As the rest of his family welcomes Amy, Brian's mother is less than happy with her presence. She doesn't know Amy's pedigree, looks down her nose at Amy's lack of sophistication, and is upset that Brian seems to like this girl who came out of nowhere.
Brian runs a not-for-profit agency for people with drug and alcohol addiction in the Boston area. His mother believes he should be working the corporate world, but Brian likes the work he does. Another chance encounter with Jeffrey, a client in need of services from his agency introduces a spiritual element into the story, as Jeffrey's recently deceased mother returns from the dead to encourage Jeffrey's return to sobriety.
Brian and Amy continue to experience bumps along the way as their relationship develops, with obstacles thrown their way by various people and circumstances. Will Brian's mother succeed in keeping them apart? Will the bumps become true turbulence?
Wanda Fischer began writing seriously when she was in the second grade.
She has loved baseball since she was nearly eight years old. At one point in her life, she aspired to become a sportswriter; however, in the mid-to-late 1960s, that avenue was difficult for women to pursue. After retiring from a 40-year career in public relations/marketing/media relations, she parlayed her love of America's pastime into her first novel, "Empty Seats," which is not necessarily about her favorite team, the Boston Red Sox.
Since that her debut novel appeared, she has released a second book, "A Few Bumps," along with several short stories, all of which are available on Amazon.
When not writing or watching baseball, she's listening to folk music for her show, "The Hudson River Sampler," on WAMC-FM, the Albany, New York National Public Radio affiliate--a program she's done since September 1982. In February 2019, the Folk Alliance International inducted her into its Folk Music DJ Hall of Fame. The Proctors Collaborative also inducted her into the local Thomas Edison Music Hall of Fame in 2023 to recognize the work she has done to promote music in New York's Capital Region.
In 2012, she auditioned to become the public address announcer for the Red Sox and made the finals for the job, but ultimately wasn't chosen. On August 5, 2012, she announced a complete game between the Red Sox and Minnesota Twins on "Vermont Day."
She and her husband Bill, a retired physician, met at a coffeehouse at Boston College in 1966 and were married in 1973. They have two grown children and six grandchildren. They live in Schenectady, New York.
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In August 2022, Destiny started her own freelance writing and editing business. With a Master's Degree in English and Creative Writing and eight years of experience writing and crafting stories, she is ready to help other writers put the magical touch on their own masterpieces. She will also offer editing and proofreading services along with a special book review and podcast interview bundle. In addition, Destiny has a passion for teaching and writing and can't wait to share her knowledge and experience with others to help them strengthen their skills and introduce them to the publishing industry.
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