FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(June 1, 2007 – Naples, FL) The swelling popularity of the fantasy fiction genre has fit right in with M. B. Weston’s aspiration to publish fantasy novels. Years of writing have culminated in the publication of this para-dimensional fantasy fiction book, entitled A Prophecy Forgotten, published in April 2007 through ArcheBooks Publishing (www.archebooks.com). A Prophecy Forgotten is the first in the Elysian Chronicles trilogy.
Weston has a heart for children, and though her original audience for A Prophecy Forgotten was the adult reader, she found that her book resonated with younger readers as well who were excited by the fantasy world she created with undertones of good versus evil. “I’ve written since I was small, and it has been very gratifying that I am able to reach the younger readers.”
Like many who enjoy the fantasy genre, Weston started reading it as an adolescent. She started off with fairytales, then Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. She currently enjoys reading works by Clancy, Grisham, and of course, Rowling. Weston enjoys making up characters and striving to give them lives that readers will care about knowing.
“My goal is to create a world that people want to visit again and again and characters that readers constantly want to read about. People want to go back to Middle Earth, Narnia, and Hogwarts. I want readers to feel the same way about Elysia.”
Weston is not only an award-winning writer, but also a talented and motivating speaker. She has been scheduled as a guest speaker at many schools throughout Florida including Corkscrew Elementary, East Naples Middle, Laurel Oaks Elementary, Osceola Elementary, Alva Middle School, Somerset Academy in Ft. Lauderdale as well as scheduled speaking engagements at fantasy trade shows including Baton Rouge’s BabelCon in August and Tampa’s NecronomiCon in October. She will also be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Children of Destiny conference this July in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.
Readers who enjoyed Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series will love this book. It embodies the themes of faith, hope and living according to your purpose through the fantasy fiction story of Davian, a battle-hardened major in the special operations division of the cherubian military. While Davian is on assignment deep in enemy territory, he is called and sent to Earth to guard seven-year-old Tommy – a boy who has been prophesied to save Earth. Tommy is just trying to survive the second grade, persecution from bullies and the strain of his parent’s divorce. He has no idea he could be the chosen one, or of the spiritual forces at work surrounding him.
According to director/screenwriter Stephen J. Burton, “M. B. Weston captures the hearts of the reader with her wonderfully crafted world of Elysia with deep imagery, rich characters, and great emotion… a must read for all fantasy fans. Think City of Angels meets Lord of the Rings meets Terminator 2 and you have a small taste of this new reality… can’t wait to see it on the big screen!”
Weston believes that fantasy readers who like unseen protection, prophecy and intrigue, battles and skirmishes and multi-dimensional worlds will enjoy reading A Prophecy Forgotten.
M. B. Weston is a fourth generation-born Floridian. She attended Naples High School then went on to graduate cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of South Florida. After spending several years working as a land development accountant, Weston began to pursue her childhood dream of a full-time career as a writer.
A Prophecy Forgotten (ISBN-10: I-59507-I69-5; ISBN-13: 978-159507-169-9) is available now. Cover art for the novel was developed and created by ArcheBooks. Weston is available for book signings or speaking engagements. For more information, contact M.B. Weston at 239-821-3769, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.elysianchronicles.com.