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Natalia La Fey

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The Rose Diaries

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“Do you believe in Faeries? I do, I have held one in the palm of my hand. It’s funny, but people go their whole lives not noticing other worlds existing within our own but when they become real, life is never the same again. Faeries are not just winged pretty things you see in picture books, all magical beings and creatures are considered part of the Faerie world and they exist everywhere. They are wild, complicated and dark, but I must warn you, once you have seen them, they notice you too...” - Rose Montgomery-Diaz

The day Rose saves a tiny mermaid her life is changed forever. Not only does she discover that faeries and mythical creatures do exist, but that very same night her parents disappear. Left under the guardianship of her unconventional grandfather, Rose is sent to boarding school. Five years later Rose returns to the town where it all began to start afresh at a local school. Within days of her return, the faeries begin to gather around Rose and along with her new friends, Thomas Parish and Owen Finch, she sets out on an adventure to free Kallan, a faerie King of the Unseelie court, and to repair the delicate weave of the faerie world. As one mystery unravels, other secrets come to light. Convinced that there is some sort of link between her parent’s disappearance and the unveiling of the mythical world, Rose becomes obsessed with helping Kallan in the hope of uncovering the truth; but this alliance just might change her in ways she never thought possible.

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Just Me

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Just Me Sample

Sometimes I want to be big!
And not just bigger than what I am you see,
I want to be bigger than an elephant, a rhinoceros, a house or a tree.
If I was as big as a building I could see far and wide, and cover huge dis-tances in just one stride.
That’s not big enough to satisfy that is for certain.
If I tried really hard, I could be as big as a mountain.
Oh yes! Wouldn’t it be grand, if I could catch the clouds when I held out my hands,
I would swim across the oceans in just a few strokes, and instead of rub-ber ducks I would play with real boats.
If I tried even harder I could be bigger by far, I could play with the moon, and even reach for the stars.
The whole universe could be my playground, the planets my play things, I would know where it ends and where it begins.
But sometimes, I want to be small, so small I would be that others would seem like giants to me.
Still I could think myself smaller than that, so small I could ride on the back of a cat.
The world I could explore would be so far and so wide, and I would never run out of places to hide.
Imagine the things that I could see, if I was so small I could ride on a bee.
A few berries would be like a grand royal feast, and all the insects be-come wondrous beasts.

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Alistair McSwish

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Alistair Mac Swish was a very big fish, With as magnificent a tail as you could wish.
In fact, no larger or more spectacular fish was there in the whole pond But of Alistair, the other creatures weren't very fond.
You see, Alistair was very aware of his own splendor and presence,
And believed that his needs were of greater importance,
Than those of any creature he would meet
And if ever challenged they would hear him repeat
"I'm Alistair Mac Swish!
I'll do as I wish!
Because I'm a very, very big fish!!"
Then with a whip of his tail,
He flicked off the poor snail.
And so unrivaled and unchallenged by any other
Alistair ruled the pond without any bother
Until one day fate dealt him a terrible blow
When the banks of his pond began to overflow....

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About me

Natalia La Fey was first published at the age of six with the book, Our World, by the Kids of Australia in association with McPhee Gribble, in which her full page illustration and musings about a land of frogs was featured. A natural artist and writer, she was drawn to art college, where she studied narrative based art, including illustration, animation and film. Upon completion of her studies she began an animation career in stop motion and worked alongside legendary director/animators such as Nick Donkin (The Junky’s Christmas) Mike Johnson (The Corpse Bride) and Paul Berry (Nightmare before Christmas). Her love of creating characters and stories continued and she began to dabble in script writing. She eventually produced her first picture book, Just Me. Three more titles followed and, while living in Asia, she wrote her first novel for the series The Rose Diaries. Natalia then moved to London and freelanced as an illustrator. It was here that her work was noticed by literary agents. Wishing to return to the basics of art and further hone and refine her illustration and writing skills, she decided to attend the San Francisco Art Institute´s Post-graduate Program majoring in painting and film. Natalia currently resides and is an illustrator for children’s educational software at IXL Learning, is represented by Global Lion Intellectual Property Mgmt.

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Contact

Address:San Francisco, CA
E-Mail:natalia@natalialafey.com

Literary Manager

Name:Zachary Yerian
 Assistant to Peter Miller
Global Lion Intellectual Property Management Inc.
Phone:754.222.6948
Address:P.O. Box 669238, Pompano Beach FL 33066
E-Mail:zackgloballionmgt@gmail.com
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