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Friday, March 14, 2014

What's New with Chris Eboch

Today, we caught up with YA author Chris Eboch. If you dig ancient myths, you should check out her books! Her most recent novel for young people is The Genie’s Gift, a lighthearted action fantasy set in the fifteenth-century Middle East, drawing on the mythology of The Arabian Nights. Here's how Chris describes the book: "A shy heroine named Anise seeks the Genie Shakayak to claim the Gift of Sweet Speech. How will she get past a vicious she-ghoul, a sorceress who turns people to stone, and mysterious sea monsters, when she can’t even speak in front of strangers?"
Chris's historical novels, The Well of Sacrifice (a Mayan drama) and The Eyes of Pharaoh (a mystery in ancient Egypt) continued to be embraced by teachers and young readers. Chris has also branched out into writing romantic suspense for adults under the name Kris Bock. 

Good luck with your new and future endeavors, Chris!


Kris Bock said...

Thank you, readergirlz!

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