Hot Off the Press: Kayla Wayman, Teen Time Traveler: Lost in the Stream

Kayla WaymanAfter months of hard work from our CBW-LA leaders, Alana Garrigues and Nutschell Ann Windsor, our MG collaborative novella with 23 other children’s book writers, Kayla Wayman, Teen Time Traveler: Lost in the Stream is finally available in Amazon.

Kayla Wayman was created in April 2015 during the annual CBW-LA Story Sprout workshop. It was such an exhausting but crazy fun day of writing.  Although our instructors, Ms. Garrigues and Ms.Windsor kept us very busy in various writing project from 8 am till 6 pm with few short breaks and lunch in between, time flew by unnoticed.

There were 24 of us and when we were presented the picture of Kayla Wayman and a summary of Kayla’s background, I instantly fall in love with this quirky, sassy, energetic, teen time traveler.  Each of the writers was assigned a unique destination to send Kayla to an adventure. These adventures were weaved into chapters and line edited by Ms.Garrigues and Ms. Windsor. I would like to express my deep gratitude to Ms. Garrigues, Ms. Windsor, Ms. Staomle (copy editor) Ms. Magruder (Character Illustration Artist), Mr. Derrick, (typesetter) and Mr. Mallawaarachchi (cover designer), and the last not least, all the other 23 authors who make this book a reality. I cannot wait to read the book as our book launch party will be on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Here is book synopsis of Kayla Wayman, Teen Time Traveler: Lost in the Stream from Amazon:

“Time travel to Victorian era London, the Golden Age of Hollywood, and a Tokyo lab a whole millennium into the future might sound like a fairy tale life. But time traveling teen Kayla Wayman discovers that when the time stream holds her fate in its finicky grasp, it feels more like a nightmare.

Wanting desperately to prove to her mom that she’s grown up, she breaks the rule Time travel to Victorian era London, the Golden Age of Hollywood, and a Tokyo lab a whole millennium into the future might sound like a fairy tale life. But time traveling teen Kayla Wayman discovers that when the time stream holds her fate in its finicky grasp, it feels more like a nightmare.

Wanting desperately to prove to her mom that she’s grown up, she breaks the rules and time jumps alone. But a simple misstep throws her miles and decades away from her intended destination. Now she’s tumbling from city to city, through different time periods, directionless and afraid. Kayla must learn to master time and believe in herself, or she may never find her way home.”

I hope you will have as much fun reading the book as I did in creating the story.
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