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How far will you go...

Emma and her father, a jazz musician, are always on the move, travelling from place to place as her father’s work demands. Their new home, however, is different. There’s a frightening woman who lives down the hall: she bears an uncanny resemblance to a witch. A mysterious light comes from her apartment, and a small boy seems to be trapped inside.

School in this town is no happy place either, with an odd principal and a gang of girls who make tormenting Emma their special project. And strangest of all is the fact that there seem to be brownies - basement brownies, in the air vent in her bedroom.  They are searching for the Wanderer, a powerful being who can help free the Crown Prince of Under from the black magic prison that holds him. 

Haunted by visions of her mother,  Emma travels through the brownie burrow to the valley of Hades to visit with the goddess Ceres, following a series of clues that lead her across the sea of memory to the centre of the world.

There, on an inhospitable rock floating in a sea of steaming lava, Emma must find a way to free the prince, release her mother from the sea of memory, and restore magic to both the brownie burrow and the human world above. find your way home?

Book Details:

Title: Root Bound
Series: Emma & the Elementals (Volume 1 of 4)
Author: Tanya Karen Gough
Imprint: Baba Yaga Press

Genre: Children's literature, Fantasy/Adventure
Ages: 10 and up (high Middle Grade/low YA)
Length (Trade PB): 251 pages
Release date: June 2012

Print Edition:
ISBN: 978-0-9878506-0-7
Price: $14.99 US / $19.99 CAN

eBook Edition:
ISBN: 978-0-9878506-1-4 
Price: $2.99 US / $3.99 CAN

Water, water everywhere...

Three years have passed, and Emma has settled comfortably into her new life. The basement brownies, the troll-green siren Leucosia, and the prehistoric bird George have faded into stories she told her best friend Reggie when they were little. Her battle with the evil witch was nothing more than the product of her overactive childhood imagination. Until it starts to rain.  

Before she knows it, Emma is back in Under, this time with a sick Reggie in tow. With the help of new friends (and several old ones), she travels to the mysterious Yesno jungle and a barren island beneath the setting sun, where the choices she makes threaten to destroy everything she loves. She must overcome terrifying challenges both on the sea and below it, all in an effort to save her best friend.

...what is a girl to think? 
Book Details:

Book Title:                  Water Works
Series:                         Emma & the Elementals (Volume 2 of 4)
Author:                       Tanya Karen Gough
Imprint:                      Baba Yaga Press

Genre:                          Children's Literature, Fantasy/Adventure
Target Age:                 10 and up (high Middle Grade/low YA)
Length (Trade PB):    234 pages
Release Date:             November 1, 2015 (Pre-Sale Link)

Print Edition:           
ISBN:               978-0-9878506-2-1
Price:              $14.99 US / $19.99 CAN

eBook Edition:         
ISBN:              978-0-9878506-3-8
Price:             $3.99 US / $5.25 CAN