Author Spotlight: Merri Halma

merri.pngMerri Halma grew up in Sunnyside, Washington, a small agriculture town in Central Washington State. Due to a speech impediment, Merri didn’t speak much but always had an active imagination.  She began writing at age 11, putting her active imagination to use. She dreamed of being published and being a widely acclaimed author. She is still working hard to reach those goals.

In an interview with her, she describes a childhood memory:

I grew up on Harrison Hill in Sunnyside, Washington. A gravel pit was across the street from our house. It always reminded me of a miniature Grand Canyon (I wish I had a photo of it). It was large on one side and a deep, steep pit. Down below was an old decaying metal drum. As a child, I used to see it as an old donkey. It fueled much of my imagination as I considered what it could have been used for. My Dad said the pit was created because the construction workers used it to dump the dirt or removed dirt while building the houses on the hill. My parents warned me to not play in that gravel pit because there were hidden dangers, like wires, steel, and broken glass. Yet it held so much fascination for me. I longed to be the rebellious child who explored the forbidden. In the winter, I’d take my sled over there and sled down the steep slopes, pretending to be Snoopy on his Sopwith Camel fighting the Red Barron.

Her childhood memory is very much reminiscent of her writing style. Having always been rebellious, she explores the forbidden shadows in her stories. Today we are featuring her Indigo Travelers Series. Both of these brilliant stories are available on Amazon for only 99 cents apiece!

Book 1:
Indigo Travelers
and the
Dragon’s Blood Sword


When the giant King Titus declares war on the other inhabitants of Curá, breaking a thousand-year-old treaty, who will wield the great dragon’s sword and remind him of what was once sacrificed for peace? Crow Judge Connor will have to travel to another world if he wants to find the prophesied Indigo Traveler and bring him back to defeat the power-hungry tyrant.

Xander is just a kid trying to avoid his bullies at school–and maybe forget about Milo, the childhood best friend who disappeared years ago. He doesn’t know anything about prophecies and griffins, or giant kings or dragon swords. So when Connor and others from the world of Curá arrive seeking his help, Xander is unsure they’ve chosen the right savior.

Is he the fabled Indigo Traveler, able to change the heart of the rampaging King Titus and restore the dragon’s peace? Or will Xander’s fear hold him back from the confrontation as much as it keeps him from seeking the truth about Milo?

Book 2:
Indigo Travelers
and the
Keys to the Shadowlands

Blurb for Book 2:

The Shadowlands lie behind a hidden locked door within the Superior Crow Judge’s Chambers. Kidnapped souls are imprisoned there. These souls will be tormented by all their transgressions, and the parts of themselves that they denied will be magnified ten times. Xander Veh, one of three Indigo Travelers, is called to find his former rival’s lost soul. To do so, Xander has to enter in his mortal form. He’s been warned to do so could drive him crazy, as all the parts of himself that are buried deep within his psyche will surface for him to either face or deny. It could drive him insane, never to see his home world, family or friends again.

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