Author Presentation – Kanab Elementary

This last Monday I had the privilege of visiting Kanab Elementary in Kanab, Utah! What a fun experience it was interacting with those kiddos!   The assembly was held in the auditorium. It was split into two different assemblies, one for K-3rd graders and the second one for 4-6th graders. I did the same presentation with both. Below is a brief outline of what I talked about. Presentation Outline: I introduced myself. I talked about my...Read More

Elementary School Author Presentation

This week I had my first author presentation at a school! It was my own school, of course :) I wasn't sure what I would talk about when I first discussed the possibility with our school librarian. She suggested discussing the writing process and how I wrote my book, so that is what I initially sought out to do. However, when I was finished planning that out, it all seemed disappointingly dry. I wanted to...Read More

Aurella the Witch Audiobook

It's finally here! The audio book for Aurella the Witch is now available on Amazon and Audible, and will be on iTunes in the next couple of days! Now you can just sit back and relax as you listen to the story, narrated by the lovely Renee Dorian. It was such a fun experience being a part of the creation of this audio book! This was the process if anyone is interested in producing an...Read More

Kirkus Review of Aurella the Witch – “A variable delight”

Aurella the Witch recently received a Kirkus Review, which has been published in the Kirkus newsletter! Below is an excerpt of the review, but you can view it in its entirety here. "Sezate’s appealing tale retains a brisk pace (primarily Aurella and Mavic fleeing through a forest) and winsome characters. Aurella, for one, is a believable tween but with a welcome maturity, often calm in confrontations. Her relationship with Mavic is akin to siblings, and their...Read More

Aurella the Witch – Featured on Bookworms for Kids

Bookworm for Kids recently reviewed Aurella the Witch and featured it on their blog! Below is a snip-it of the review! Follow this link for the full review. Follow this link for more information about Aurella the Witch. There is so much to love about this magical world. The author does a terrific job of creating a place which is familiar enough to feel a bit like home, while staying fantastical enough to allow dreams...Read More

Aurella the Witch – Bonus Content

SPOILER ALERT!!! This bonus content is only for those who have read Aurella the Witch. If you read on, you will be subjected to spoilers. Just sayin'... So, did anyone wonder what exactly it is that Mavic wrote to Mirella's friends when he asked for their help in the Epilogue? I actually have a copy of that actual letter. (Gasp!) I took a picture of it and am pasting it here. I don't think Mavic...Read More

Bookshelf Satisfaction

  Stopped by Half-Price Books the other day and found my book up on the shelf! I sold three copies to them a few weeks ago, but the employee who was helping me got excited that she was talking to the author and was really interested in the book, so she bought a copy for herself and had me sign if for her! She also gave me even more for my books than she was...Read More

Random Brain Ramblings That Started a Novel

So I was going through my files and I found this weird, untitled document. I opened it up, and lo and behold it was the first brainstorming I did on Aurella the Witch. And it's absolute nonsense! So I thought I'd post it because it's funny how little it actually makes sense. I made some comments in the margins that I intended to be insightful, but they ended up being me just making fun of...Read More