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Elvia and the Gift of Passion

Third book in the Tales by Moons-light series
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Mom's Choice Awards
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Elvia and the Gift of Passion is a finalist for the Foreword INDIE and Eric Hoffer Book Awards!


Why Genetic Diversity Makes Us Strong.
Geneticist-Turned-Author Pens Magical Tale for Kids

Frankie and the Gift of Fantasy

e-book and paperback available now from WhipSmart Books

Frankie Russo has a wild and wonderful imagination, but his nagging, ambitious parents don’t appreciate it. All that changes, though, when he disappears through a crack in his bedroom ceiling and find himself on a faraway two-mooned planet called Urth. A thrilling, science-rich, entertaining romp for middle grade readers! 

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Ruthy Ballard

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Ruthy Ballard is a children’s book author, artist, and scientist. By day, she’s a professor and forensic DNA expert. By night, she romps in an imaginative playground of color and words. Her latest creation is Elvia and the Gift of Passion, a science-rich adventure story for middle grade readers.

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