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Laurel Decher © Jan Decher, 2021, Vernazza, Italy.

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Laurel Decher

lives in the outskirts of a mid-sized city in Germany, between a medieval chapel on St. James’ Way and a boundary marker tree complete with scary face. It’s a little surprising, since she expected to live in Vermont for the rest of her life. You just never know when adventure will call.

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Inside the castle that inspired the Blackfly Kingdom: Pfalzgrafenstein.©Laurel Decher, 2021.

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Going off to work on the next book. ©Laurel Decher, 2021

Why I write for ages 9 to 12:

The joys we discover early can turn into life-long fascinations. My books challenge readers ages 9 to 12 to open ALL the doors in their lives.

Until we reach retirement age, most of us will never again have a window of time, energy, and brain power like this.

My books are about enjoying reading superpowers and imagining delightfully silly places, while discovering life’s possibilities.

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