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The Amulet of Isis

Traveling the world and exploring ancient mysteries may sound exciting, but it’s not. It’s hot. It’s dusty. It’s bor-ing.

Or at least it was.

When an amulet from the Cairo museum appears in 12-year-old Ethan Reid’s pocket, bizarre things begin to happen. A forty-foot-tall Egyptian god strides through the broken columns of a temple, shaking the ground like the T. rex in Jurassic Park. An ancient ceremonial procession materializes out of thin air, complete with music, dancers and a gleaming golden boat. Whatever Ethan imagines, the amulet makes real. He can even imagine himself back to the time of the pharaohs.

Ethan and his friends use this power to investigate the mysterious death of the boy pharaoh, Tutankhamun, but they find more than answers in the past. They dodge palace guards in a frantic race to save the young king, then return to the present to discover the murderer’s mummy has risen and cursed Ethan’s mom. The only way to save her is by guiding the mummy’s spirit through the treacherous Egyptian underworld to the court of Osiris, where the villain will pass into the afterlife, taking his magic with him

If they can get him there.

THE AMULET OF ISIS won first place in the Middle Grade/Young Adult categories of both the Pikes Peak Writers’ 2014 Zebulon Writing Contest and the 2013 Ozarks Romance Authors’ Weta Nichols Writing Competition. It was also named Best Unpublished Book of 2013 and won the President’s Award for best entry in any category from the Ozarks Writers League, and is a finalist in the children’s category of the 2014 San Francisco Writers Conference Contest. It is currently under revision in preparation for the first round of queries and submissions. Wish me luck!