Do you and your children love animals and nature? Lily does too.
and The Uninvited Guest
Get ready to dive into the magical world of Lily Bowers.
This 1st book of a middle-grade fantasy series set in a mystical German forest will be published soon.
4 Life Lessons Learned from Lily Bowers
1. Children Have an Incredibly Strong Voice.
Ever stop to think about something a child has said to you? Children make you think!
No matter how old they are, they have a powerful voice and are the ones who will create change and make this world a better place.
Lily struggles to find her own voice. She also believes she’s too young to make a difference in this world, but ultimately realizes what a myth that was.
Lily ROCKS because she inspires others to live more consciously.
2. Respect Mother Nature and all She Takes Care of.
Humans are not above animals or nature. There is no hierarchy in nature. And animals are not material objects we own. They are living beings who have feelings, just like us.
We are all created equal and every animal – human included – deserves love and respect. And Lily truly believes we can achieve world peace if we respect Mother Nature and all she takes care of.
Because as soon as we do that, we are at peace with ourselves. And when we are at peace with ourselves, we are at peace with others.
Lily lives with respect and love in her heart for all things nature.
3. Believe in Yourself and the Power of Friendship and Connection.
Lily learns that she can’t make a difference alone. She has many friends, old and new, two-legged, four or more, to help her along the way. Her friendships and connections are strengthened by working together on a similar goal to achieve what seems to be impossible.
Lily learns how to ask for help and embrace gratitude.
4. Transforming Challenges into Something Inspiring.
Lily is a ‘normal’ young girl who lives a ‘normal’ life. She goes to a ‘normal’ school and has ‘normal’ preteen challenges. Although she finds these challenges difficult, she learns to deal with them in the most compassionate way and by doing that, strengthens her friendships even more!
Lily leads with her heart.
Sababurg aka Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, located in Reinhardswald in Germany, the forest where Lily learns these lessons and more.
The Book Cover
Ever have someone design something for you, like a logo or website? When you get that final draft, how does it make you feel? Like it’s real, right? Well, thanks to the amazingly talented Heather Brockman Lee, Lily Bowers is now alive!
Introducing the book cover of Lily and The Uninvited Guest ! It’s almost finished as we still need to make some sizing tweaks once the final edit is made.
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Lily Bowers and The Uninvited Guest
Lily Bowers is a young girl who discovers why she was put on this beautiful earth. With her new gift, she is able to save animals and someone close to her who is very, very ill.
She struggles to find the strength and courage to do something meaningful at such a young age. Her doubts and fears keep this struggle real.
The story of Lily Bowers combines mystery and compassion for animals in a magical German forest setting with the reality of preteen life.
This is the 1st book of a series. Release date: tba.
Find out how Lily builds self-confidence, strengthens her friendships and gets even closer to nature in Lily Bowers and The Uninvited Guest and continuing reading about her future adventures by joining her fan club.
Excerpt from Lily Bowers and The Uninvited Guest
Sprinting, Lily could barely get breath to her lungs. Her heart clenched tighter each time she tried.
She knew her life was in danger, but her legs couldn’t carry her any faster.
Uncontrollably swinging her arms to gain more speed, she dared not to look back to see if he was still chasing her.
He was though.
In fact, he was quickly gaining on her. Not only was he enormous, he was also agile.
Swerving around the tree trunks like a dragonfly speeds over water, there was no way she could outrun him. But she was almost home. She could make it! She prayed to make it!
Even though she knew this part of the woods better than her own basement in her house, she didn’t recognize anything. And that frightened her even more.
Where’s the spruce tree? Or the river? Or the sweet smelling maple?
All the things she had cherished in her forest were gone. It still looked like a forest, but not her forest. It felt like a forest in a different world, with different inhabitants. Scary, and big inhabitants.
Lily whimpered as he came closer and closer. She was now able to hear his panting.
The sweat ran down her forehead and met with her tears of utter fear.
Jumping as high as she could over the trunk of a spruce tree that was lying across the path caused her to fall hard on the ground below.
“Owwwwww!” Lily had twisted her ankle.
There was nothing to save her now. He had already caught up with her.
Through the slits of her halfway closed eyes, she watched saliva drip from his mouth onto her chin. She dared not move to wipe it away.
He hovered over her and opened his mouth wide to show his strong, pointy teeth. His low growl interrupted the loud pounding of Lily’s heavily beating heart.
Lily tried to move, but squiggling did no good. This enormous beast weighed at least double what she did and she knew that any movement would cause a reaction that she probably didn’t want to experience.
She was trapped, or rather, paralyzed.
He beared his teeth again, growled like a rabid dog and leaned back to get ready to lunge at her.
Lily’s entire body jerked. ...
About the Author
Hi, I’m Jess Lohmann, born and raised to love and respect all animals and nature. Yup, it’s why I was put on this beautiful Earth.
The forest was my backyard growing up on Long Island, New York and my family and I often went camping to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature and spend quality time together.
We also adopted dogs and cats and rescued, cared for and reintroduced wildlife back to their homes.
Nature Heals. Nature Needs our Help.
In the summers of 2016 & 2017, I lost my mom (66) and dad (65). Nature is helping me grieve and heal and will continue to do so for the rest of my life here on this beautiful Earth.
But nature is in trouble and now needs our attention. More than ever which is why I feel the calling to tell Lily’s story so that she can inspire others to respect Mother Nature and all she takes care of.
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