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Cover photo for Cause and Effect!

IMG_1289This is the cover photo for my next book, Cause and Effect.

Fun fact: The yellow orb in the background is the sun and the photo was taken in the afternoon.  In addition, it is not photoshopped, only edited with the app Snapseed.

About the story:

At the age of eight, Melena is taken to an isolated school. She struggles with friends, loss, and bullying. Her life is changed one night, and she realizes she has more potential than she ever could have imagined. She and her friends are faced with a tough decision that could have big consequences.

The ozone layer has been polluted dangerously. Death has occurred in many areas, and scientists decide to investigate. Surviving children, who suffer from mysterious amnesia, are placed in isolated schools to be observed. Could the observations lead to one of the greatest scientific discoveries of mankind?

My sixth novel, Cause and Effect, can be expected to be published in eBook format on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in 2015. In the meantime, check out my other books here!

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Cause and Effect

I have officially announced my next novel, Cause and Effect, on my website: The By Kids for Kids Series! It is in the beginning stages of writing.

Here’s a little history on the story. I first had the idea for Cause and Effect about five years ago, while on vacation. After writing thirty pages, and drafting many ideas about the life in Melena’s school, the manuscript lay aside as I waited for a plot breakthrough idea to come to me. Meanwhile I wrote California Girl, Only 7 and Next Stop. In the beginning of 2014, after much thought, I was struck with a brand new back story idea for Cause and Effect. Since then, I have been writing and writing getting my new idea together!

Here is the (current) official summary of Cause and Effect which I published on my website:

At the age of eight, Melena is taken to an isolated school. She struggles with friends, loss, and bullying. Her life is changed one night, and she realizes she has more potential than she ever could have imagined. She and her friends are faced with a tough decision that could have big consequences.

The ozone layer has been polluted dangerously. Death has occurred in many areas, and scientists decide to investigate. Surviving children, who suffer from mysterious amnesia, are placed in isolated schools to be observed. Could the observations lead to one of the greatest scientific discoveries of mankind?

My sixth novel, Cause and Effect, can be expected to be published in eBook format on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in 2015. In the meantime, check out my other books here!

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“Next Stop” by Victoria L. Smith

The By Kids for Kids Series Book 5 Next Stop by Victoria L. Smith is now available for Nook!  It will be available for Kindle soon.

Next Stop        

Charlie Enslow’s father works away from home on the great railroad.  His family receives regular monthly checks from him to support themselves.  When the money suddenly stops, and no word from Mr. Enslow is received, Charlie and his family must make sacrifices. 

 To see more books by Victoria L. Smith and learn more, visit The By Kids for Kids Series website.

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Books to Read

BOOKS TO READ

For kids!

msbThe Mysterious Benedict Society*by Trenton Lee Stewart

Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance are chosen by Mr. Benedict to save the world from the evil Mr. Curtain. They must use their wits to overcome obstacles.  Dangers await them.

* Including:

The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

daddy long legsDaddy Long Legs*by Jean Webster

A strange and mysterious benefactor sends Judy, an orphan from the John Grier Home, to college with only the request that she write him a letter once a week.  Who is this secret benefactor?

*Under public domain

little houseLittle House on the Prairie *by Laura Ingalls Wilder

This series tells the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder growing up in the late 1800s.  With covered wagons, Indians, snow storms and delightful characters, this series will interest all ages.

*and sequels:

Farmer Boy

On the Banks of Plum

Little House in the Big Woods

By the Shores of Silver Lake

The Long Winter

Little Town on the Prairie

These Happy Golden Years

the by kids for kids seriesThe By Kids for Kids Series*by Victoria L. Smith

These stories follow the childhood of the unforgettable characters Ellanora, Saphrena, Cameron, and Amelia as they face trials and stay strong.

* Including:

Ellanora Brown

Oregon Girl: Adventures of Saphrena

California Girl: Adventures During World I

Only 7

 

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