The Adventures of Princess Janai and the Warrior Maidens of Quinu: The Cities of Tonga and Tongia by Sherel Ott

book coverAll Janai wants is to be just like everyone else. Being the Princess and having to try out for the Warrior Maidens is just part of her problems. She has the present Warrior leader unhappy with the fact that she is trying out, because that means her time is almost up and she enjoys her “status” too much to give it up without a fight. Not to mention someone just froze two of her guards into living statues with the fabled Mist Flowers of Tonga. Now she and a small group of warriors must travel to a forbidden city and obtain the antidote before the two guards are lost forever…all in 24 hours. Is she capable? Will she make it in time?

Where to Purchase:
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Princess-Janai-Warrior-Maidens-ebook/dp/B00NF0P994/

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1st Prize: $50 Amazon.com gift certificate and signed copy of The Adventures of Princess Janai and the Warrior Maidens of Quinu: The Cities of Tonga and Tongia
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An eclectic collector of animation movies, Sherel Ott is a writer of fantasy and romance stories. One day while watching an animated movie, she noticed that DSC_1557 Headshot2athere weren’t a lot of movies or books with girls of color in leading roles…as heroines, adventurers or with strong moral characters and wondered… Where were the influential leaders, doctors, lawyers or royalty of color? Why weren’t there any strong black female characters where a girl of color could be proud of her skin color and the type of person representing and say … “I want to be like her!” Wanting something more for her own nieces to look up to and strive to emulate, other than what girls of color were currently being portrayed as or should settle for is how her book initially took form. She wanted to show that there are black princesses, warriors, adventurers of all walks of life. That she should be and can be recognized for what she does and who her true self is, not be prejudged by what color her skin was.

As a fan of all fantasy, magical, mystical, celestial and other worldly creatures, Sherel began reading sci-fi/fantasy stories at a young age.

“I have always been a sci-fi and fantasy type of person. I always felt as a child that I belonged in those types of worlds rather than here. Reading them had always been my way of escaping from my shyness as a child.” Sherel Ott. She had started collecting fairies of all types and now has a mini collection of collectible faery ornament to decorate her Christmas tree every year.

Sherel creates her stories first by writing them out and then typing them on the computer. She feels she gets her inspiration greatest when she writes and from nature itself. She strives to present her stories in a way that anyone can relate and identify with no matter how old or young…with a little fun, a little action/adventure, yet with a hidden message. Writing since the age of 14, her first published book–Adventures of Princess Janai and the Warrior Maidens of Quinu: The Cities of Tonga and Tongia — brings a story of strong African American females. It’s an adventure series particularly geared towards girls, although boys will also find it an enjoyable read.

When Sherel is not writing, she is working as a full-time Family Nurse Practitioner and has been so for the past 17 years. She presently resides in Felton, DE.

Social Links:

Webpage: http://www.sherelott.com/

Facebook:  Sherel Ott Author

Twitter:  @SherelOttAuthor

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2 thoughts on “The Adventures of Princess Janai and the Warrior Maidens of Quinu: The Cities of Tonga and Tongia by Sherel Ott

  1. Hello Cheryl,
    On behalf of Sherel Ott and Book Marketing Services, I would like to thank you for hosting Sherel today on The Children’s And Teens’ Book Connection. She is excited to be in the author spotlight today. If any of your readers have any questions and/or comments for Sherel, please leave them in the comment box. She will be by later in the day to respond.
    Sherel is having a giveaway throughout her Virtual Book Blog Tour. You can participate on Facebook by clicking here: http://gvwy.io/om690v2 or on the link Kathleen has provided for the Giveaway.
    Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, August 20th, 2015 for two interviews and learn more about Sherel through them. The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia http://hauntedorchid.blogspot.com and Strand’s Simply Tips http://strandssimplytips.blogspot.ca/. Check where Sherel is each day on her ten day tour by clicking here: http://www.sherelott.com/virtual-book-blog-tour-schedule/

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