Earth Child: The E.D. Piper Chronicles, by Laura J. Kaighn, of Lady Hawke Storytelling, explores the world of Ehlora Dawn Piper, a young shape-shifter on the run from a geneticist intent on replicating her extraordinary abilities. Dr. Kraven's pursuit of our teen heroine is both obsessive and unrelenting. His goal: to create an army of super soldiers capable of utilizing Ehlora's many forms and skills! I am human. I am animal. I am Earth Child. My fate - and that of the Earth - is in your hands. E.D. Piper. Documenting her experiences in a personal journal, Ehlora's exodus is punctuated by many a unique character and colorful circumstance. She's a reluctant heroine, often finding herself at the right place at the opportune moment to employ her shape-shifting and healing talents to help others. With each encounter, Ehlora learns more about human nature and her own destiny. Ehlora's inspirational journey takes her through some of the most beautiful regions of our bountiful Earth Mother - from New Jersey's Pine Barrens to South Dakota's open ranges; from the Arizona desert to New York's Adirondack Park and Florida's gulf coast; from Wyoming's Grand Tetons and Washington's rocky shoreline to Virginia's Appalachian Mountains and more. Along the way, Ehlora learns the lessons of a suspicious society and the healing properties of living in harmony with Earth's many inhabitants, whether feathered, scaled, fleshed or furred. This young adult fantasy vel is written for any aspiring person - tween through adult - who has ever braved the trials of being different in a culture where your looks, actions and efforts are judged by the greater populace at large. Share Ehlora's adventures and wonder at the natural glories of our varied and precious planet. Discover your own destiny and Make the Connection! We are all Earth Children. Experience the treasures of being in balance with our environment - aware and invested - both promising and inimitable!
Laura J. Kaighn, of Lady Hawke Storytelling, has melded her loves of nature, stories and language to create this tapestry of environmental ideas and adventures. A writer since age ten and an educator since her teens, Laura Kaighn holds degrees in Elementary Education, Communication and Library Science. Of her writing, favorite genres include science fiction, animal and nature stories and por-quoi tales. In 1995 Laura became a professional storyteller so that she might share her passions for global legends and myths. Her favorites include those from Native American Indian and Celtic lore. Through her folklore studies, Laura Kaighn has discovered the commonalities in culture. Of this humanitarian mix she says, No matter what the packaging, we all hold gifts within us. You can learn more about Laura Kaighn's stories and storytelling programs and workshops by visiting her website: http: //ladyhawkestorytelling.com. Peace