Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 11 to 15
- Grade: 6 to 10
Fierce Shorts Bundle, Vol. 1 brings you two creative non-fiction pieces about crushes, trying to fit in, finally breaking out and being comfortable with who you really are.
First love. A fall from social grace. Separately these things can be brutal. But together? Together they can make a girl forget who she really is and what makes her kick-ass.
In Prince Nameless, young adult author Patti Larsen takes us back to junior high, where her obsession over a boy and strong desire to fit in takes her far away from her true self and everything she loves.
As Patti recounts her true adolescent story she also interweaves in the fictional tale of a warrioress, who is also trying her best to capture the love of her Prince Nameless and ends up losing herself in the process.
With its perfect blend of fiction and non-fiction, Prince Nameless highlights Patti’s talents as a successful young adult author.
Partial proceeds goes to The Adventure Group.
Lipstick and Bangs
Colleen McKie brings readers back to her high school days in the early 90s with Lipstick and Bangs. It was a time of change in which she began to diverge from the interests of her lifelong friends to become an alt rock music girl with a bookish affinity for Stephen King.
Lipstick and Bangs is the true story of navigating identity at an age when everything is weighed against the pressures of friendships and boys.
In the crush or be crushed world of teen dating, can she be true to herself when she’s unsure of who that person really is?
Partial proceeds goes to AIDSPEI.
About the authors
Colleen McKie is a freelance writer and editor who quite often works with a cat in her lap or a bird on her shoulder. When she isn’t writing or editing, she’s reading. And when she isn’t reading, she’s spending time with her husband or one of the zillion animals that own her.
Patti Larsen is an award-winning middle grade and young adult author with a passion for the paranormal. Her YA thriller series, The Hunted, is available now. Book one of that series, RUN, is a recent recipient of the 2012 PEI Book Awards for Fiction. Ten books of her very popular Hayle Coven Novels, beginning with Family Magic, are also out now. Her YA steampunk series, Blood and Gold, can be found on Amazon, along with her YA paranormal novel, Best Friends Forever, The Diamond City Trilogy, The Clone Chronicles and more. Her middle grade novel, The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House (Acorn Press), is available now. She is a full time writer and a part time teacher of her Get Your Book Done program. Patti lives on the East Coast of Canada with her very patient husband and four massive cats.