About the Author

Since 1987, Shevi Arnold has been an editorial cartoonist, comics magazine editor, arts-and-entertainment writer specializing in comedy and entertainment for children, and a consumer columnist for the Jerusalem Post. With degrees in English Literature and Theater Studies, a teacher's certificate, and 12 years experience as a writer-illustrator, she began writing books for children and teens in 2002.

After writing seven young-adult and middle-grade novels and 40 picture books--and winning third place in SmartWriters W.I.N. contest in the YA category as judged by Alex Flinn (author of Beastly) as well as reaching the quarterfinals in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards also in the YA category--Shevi has finally decided to take the plunge into ebook publishing.

She's currently working on formatting and submitting her first novel--a YA fantasy epic--to Kindle, Nook, the iPad, Smashwords and more. Toren: The Teller's Tale is about a magical storyteller who struggles to accept the magic within herself. Shevi began writing it in her mind when she was still a teenager, because she wanted to find someone like herself in the books she read. She hopes that Toren will inspire other girls to embrace their own magic, whatever that magic may be.

Also in the works are Why My Love Life Sucks: The Legend of Gilbert the Fixer; Ride of Your Life, a story of undying love inspired by true events; a funny semi-autobiography The Secret Life of Mira Levy, Rabbi's Daughter; a modern American tall tale in the form of Edward R. Hound's Gloria Turkey: Biggest Bird on Broadway; a nonfiction book entitled The House of Funny: The Guide to Finding Humor in YOUR Life; and several picture book apps.

Dan Quixote: Boy of Nuevo Jersey, is her second novel, and her first published to Kindle and in audiobook format. She wrote Dan Quixote in two weeks for a contest. The story is a modern retelling of Don Quixote, and it's about a 13-year-old dreamer named Dan Tyler, his grounded best-friend Sandy Goldberg, and their triumph over bullies and peer pressure. This is a light, funny middle-grade novel with a positive message about staying true to yourself, your dreams, and your real friends.

You can find out more about her on her SheviStories website by clicking here