Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Guest Post with Elaine Kaye and Bad Fairy with Giveaway!

A Bad Fairy Adventure (Book One)
by Elaine Kaye
The Wild Rose Press
Fantasy Middle Grade
66 pages
ages 8-12

Thistle Greenbud is not a bad fairy. She simply doesn't like rules,
and it's just her luck that her homework is to create a new rule for the fairy
handbook. But first, she has more important things to do. Like figure out
how to get back at Dusty and Moss for playing tricks on her.

Before she can carry out her plan, though, disaster strikes and she finds
herself working alongside the very fairies she wanted revenge on. Can
they work together and trust each other, or will things go from bad to worse?


What are flower fairies?

These unique fairies, known as plant spirits, live among flowers, plants, and
trees. They are tiny and slender and have their own special plant where they
live and sleep. Even their babies are placed inside flowers that sway in the
breeze, lulling them to sleep for their naps.

The outfits they wear are made from the leaves and flowers of their chosen
plant, so they can blend in, undetectable by humans.

Flower fairies are known to be extremely shy. They choose to be around wild
animals out in nature, far from people. To ensure they won’t be seen, they ride
on the backs of grasshops and fly among birds.

According to my research, they are five to seven inches, but in Bad Fairy, all
fairies are just a few inches tall.

The flower fairies in Bad Fairy stay in a community called Petal Patch, where
they live in flowers. They host carnivals and festivals for the equinoxes that
the fairies celebrate. In Bad Fairy, Petal Patch is devastated by a twisty (tornado).


Mom looks my way, and I want to crawl under the table. “Thistle, I need you
to go with me this morning. A group is going out to check on Petal Patch.
But first, Tumble and I are taking food to the school where they are handing
it out to those in need. So I figure you will have, say, half an hour to yourself?”

After what I saw of Mrs. Swirl’s and Mom’s gardens, I can only imagine
what Petal Patch looks like.

“I can go now with you,” I offer.

Mom smiles. “That would be nice.”

After helping us load our wagon with boxes, Dad leaves to go to the factory.
Then Mom and I gather seeds, fruit, and webbing. I grab a sack of tulip bulbs
so tulips will blossom in the spring. Tulips are flower fairies’ favorite flowers.
In the spring, they put their babies in the petals of the flowers and rock them
to sleep. It’s a good thing it’s not springtime now or else it would’ve been a

We land on the outskirts of Petal Patch and gasp at what we see. Most of
the flowers are uprooted. Ferns lay flat, dying on the ground. Lots of other
fairies—brownies, gnomes, and pixies—are helping out, clearing the area.


3 Signed Paperback Picture Books –
Pea Soup Disaster, Doctor Mom, The Missing Alphabet

Eligibility: International
Number of Winners: One
Giveaway Ends: July 1, 2020 12:00am Eastern Standard Time

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And here she is...

Elaine Kaye is the author of A Gregory Green Adventure series. She first created
Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring
the story Pea Soup DisasterBad Fairy is her middle grade debut and the first of 
A Bad Fairy Adventure series.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary
schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called
Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother
of three boys.


Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to Elaine on her new book. It sounds like a fun story.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much for having my mom on your blog today, Tonja!

Elaine Kaye said...

Oh, darn. I had left a comment last week, but it kept showing me an error message. Then I forgot to return. I'm sorry! Thank you for sharing Bad Fairy on your blog! Sorry for my late comment.

Elaine Kaye said...

Thank you, Natalie!