Travelling the Silk Road with author Kirsten Marion, Beyond the Pen Podcast, Season 2
Are you someone who loves geography or Alchemicals like the Philosopher’s Stone? What would you do if you came across a mythical creature who disappeared behind a bolder? Would you find a way past it to travel to a whole new world? Well, that’s what Lucy and Dee, our protagonists, did as they travelled down the Silk Road – made of real silk into the world of magic, dragons, and demons. So come with us as we go Beyond the Pen with author Kirsten Marion and her book, Lucy and Dee – The Silk Road.
Deirdre Pippins, the Bookaholics Podcast, Episode 45
Kirsten Marion’s interview with Deirdre Pippins, the Bookaholics Podcast, a safe place for reading junkies who obsess over books, authors, bookstores, book news, and book trivia. You’re invited to nerd-out with book reviews, author interviews, our habit, and other bookish things.
Kirsten Marion on Inspirational Journeys: Stories That Matter
Kirsten Marion, author of Lucy & Dee: The Silk Road and publisher of Common Deer Press, recently appeared on Inspirational Journeys: Stories That Matter. Hosted by Ann Harrison-Barnes, the podcast features authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world.
Tune in to hear about writing, editing, and publishing children’s books.
Kirsten Marion Shares her expertise as a Children's book publisher and author – Inspirational Journeys: Stories that Matter
What Reviewers Are Saying
The trio, including a reformed Yidi who grows in compassion and understands that he is the one who must save Sericea, emerge as credible young heroes making difficult moral choices as they seek a safe place to hide out and regroup. The story ultimately leaves readers in suspense about what happens next.Kirkus Reviews
An enthralling, fast-paced adventure, hinting of more to come.
In Kirsten Marion’s absorbing fantasy novel Lucy and Dee, two friends help a young royal to fulfil his calling, despite obstacles put in place by his cruel stepmother.
… an appealing fantasy novel in which two friends go on a wondrous adventure in a magical land.Foreword Clarion Reviews
As they discover hidden depths within themselves and learn to see the world in a new light, readers will also pick up important lessons about determination, curiosity, and open-mindedness. Best of all, this is a story bursting with magic and humor.
… a fun and engrossing read, perfect for middle-grade readers who love a new adventure.The Children’s Book Review
Marion launches a striking fantasy series with her debut, introducing resourceful tweens Lucy Banks and Dee Ringrose in an adventure that offers middle grade readers rich emotional reality as the heroes enter a magical world. The Silk Road will engage young readers eager for an exciting quest on the uncertain path to maturity, where hard-won knowledge is a given, and a happily-ever-after is not.Booklife
Imaginative and entertaining, the novel asks readers to discover hidden depths within themselves while learning to see the world in a new light. Un-put-downable.Bookview
A rip-roaring fantasy… Not to be missed.The Prairies Book Review
The Silk Road is an incredibly exciting, thrilling, and wonderful middle grade/YA fantasy book that I will struggle to forget for a long time! The Silk Road has astounded me; I enjoyed every single moment of the book because it was by far a perfect read.Redheaded Book Lover