Publishing Announcement!

I’m happy to formally announce that Book 2 in The Dream Chronicles, Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword, will be published December 15th, 2017! It will be available on Amazon in both paperback and digital editions.

A fantasy-adventure series for middle-grade readers, The Dream Chronicles began with Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny in December 2016. To read more about Book 1 in The Dream Chronicles, visit this page:

Want to know more about Bear Kingdom? Read on…..

Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword follows Suzie and Jack to a dangerous kingdom of ice & snow ruled by a fierce polar bear, King Knut. On a quest to find The Book of Destiny and help rescue Tiger Queen Mohini & her cubs, the twins are joined by another brother & sister team whom they met in Tiger Kingdom: Liam & Elena. Along their journey they will encounter new threats in Bear Kingdom; it has been cursed by an evil enchantment. Will Suzie, Jack, Liam & Elena be able to break the spell that haunts this frozen land? Each of them are given a special item to help them on their journey, and they have the assistance of both old and new magical animal friends. Will they succeed in their quest? Darker and more treacherous than Tiger Kingdom, the challenges Suzie, Jack and their friends face in Bear Kingdom make this second volume of The Dream Chronicles a thrilling adventure!

I can’t wait to bring this exciting story to you on December 15th! Without doubt, winter is my favorite season and Christmas my favorite holiday. My favorite stories – many of them fairy tales, of course! – are tales told in or about winter. So it shouldn’t be surprising to readers that Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword is influenced by three different winter-inspired fairy tales. Can you guess which ones? Comment below! Look for my answer (and see if you guessed right) in my next blog post!

Thank you for visiting Space to Dream. Have a magical day! -Stacie


Update: The Dream Chronicles, Book 2

In the last few months, I’ve used Space to Dream as a place to share summer reading, book reviews, and my own poems. While I was also busy writing my second novel in The Dream Chronicles series, I have intentionally kept quiet about it because I was also seeking a literary agent and publisher. Of course, I set aside my draft for most of the summer to spend time with my children at home.

With the kids back at school, I’ve once again been happily at work on Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword, revising and editing my manuscript while continuing to search for a literary professional who believes in it as much as I do. Daily I remind myself that it only takes one, and even children’s literature maven J.K. Rowling herself sent the first book of Harry Potter to many agents and publishing houses before her manuscript was championed.

With months having passed since I first sent queries to agents and publishers, and a number of rejections received – I am at a crossroads for making the decision that many writers find themselves with: Do I self-publish?

The resounding answer is: Yes. I will publish my work. And I will promote it because I believe it is good, and it is what my heart is leading me to do. But most importantly, I will publish it and continue writing & creating new content. And with each new piece of writing I create, I will have another opportunity to find agents, publishers – and most importantly – readers! – who connect with it.

Will anyone ever believe in my writing as much as I do? Probably not. But I’m not giving up hope that there will be someone out there who sees enough magic in it to give it a chance.

That said, I will be posting previews of Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword and related content in the coming weeks! I will soon be announcing the official publishing date on Amazon as well. Stay Tuned!

Thank you for visiting Space to Dream. Have a wonderful weekend!