INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS by L.Leander
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
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The year is 1843. Bertha Maude Anderson was born sixteen years ago in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Raised on a small farm, she lives a hard life far-removed from everything she craves. Misunderstood by her parents, her only confidante her brother Ezra, Bertha yearns for excitement. A Gypsy circus comes to town and her world changes forever.
Coaxed into joining the Romanoff Brothers Circus, Bertha’s name is changed to INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders. She learns to ride Cecil, the elephant, and the two forge an unbreakable bond. Inzared falls in love, learns to co-exist with the nomadic Gypsies, solves a mystery and grows into a woman, all the while searching for the life she has always dreamed of.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
L.Leander is an e-book author, freelancer and songwriter. She writes for Yahoo! Content and does guest posts on author blogs and groups. As a child L.Leander dreamed of running away to join the circus. Instead, she grew up to write about it, bringing the magic alive for all who read her work.
Ms. Leander currently resides between Wisconsin and Mexico. INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders is the first book in a series about a Gypsy wagon circus in pre-Civil War America.
Tell us 5 random things about you the person, not the author
1) I love rollercoasters!
2) I know how to milk a cow and churn butter
3) I have moved over 32 times in my life
4) My favorite holiday is Dia de los Muerto (Day of the Dead)
5) I am an eternal optimist
Where to connect online
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/L.-Leander/e/B008IVRNU8