Can three ordinary kids change the world?

Deep inside a mountain crater an angel materializes before three stunned teenagers sending them on a quest to find 20 enchanted crystals. These are no ordinary crystals—their fractals, once activated—will illuminate the planet and change the world for the better, socially and environmentally.

In France, Jesse enters the domain of a terrifying witch and her fanged wolfhound guarding the crystals. In Oregon, Nikki can’t make friends but must gather an ace team to search for an abandoned crystal mine. In New Zealand Chaz must explore sacred Maori caves, but has to convince a fearsome soothsayer, and her zany cave guide, to let him look for crystals.

How do Jesse, Nikki and Chaz manage to ditch nosy parents?—overcome being lost?—avoid falling to their death?—evade primeval curses, fierce changelings and supernatural phenomenon? To find out, read The Crystal Chain, an extraordinary exploit filled with daring, magic, mystery and the paranormal.


A glossary at the end is helpful for readers 11 to 15 with additional information on crystals, mines, arctic sea ice melting, the International Space Station, how world time zones work, keeping clock time in space, interstellar communications, famous astronomers and more.


About the Author

Judi has been writing youth fiction/fantasy and crime stories for several years. The Crystal Chain is her first published novel for young readers. Her short fiction tales have been published in regional publications in midcoast Maine. Judi is also a practicing PhD clinical nutritionist and in 2003 co-authored a book on nutrition and healthy eating, which has sold over 5,000 copies.