Mom Pens Fantasy Novel So Her Kids Will Read

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Mother of three, Ann Tufariello, wrote the new young adult fantasy novel The Breakthrough (Arctic Wolf Publishers, August 2009) to inspire her kids to read. "My kids complained that books are boring so I responded by writing a book with action on every page," Tufariello states.

Mother of three, Ann Tufariello, wrote the new young adult fantasy novel The Breakthrough (Arctic Wolf Publishers, August 2009) to inspire her kids to read. "My kids complained that books are boring so I responded by writing a book with action on every page," Tufariello states.

In the new novel, The Breakthrough, thirteen-year old Jack is plucked from the clutches of a riptide by his older brother, Michael. When Michael slides into a coma, Jack can't live with the guilt. He wanders to a carnival and sneaks into a hot air balloon basket. Without warning, the balloon lifts into the air, transporting Jack to the fourth dimensional planet of Venus. When a Venusian gives Jack a magic crystal to heal his brother, Jack thinks his problems are solved--but they are just beginning. Soon, Jack finds himself trapped on Pluto, a planet controlled by the tyrant Danko. Danko learns of the crystal and will stop at nothing to seize it and ultimately control earth.

"I wrote The Breakthrough to keep kids reading until the end of the book," Tufariello says. "I've visited schools and learned that kids want plot-driven stories that keep them guessing and not a lot of flowery descriptions."

Ann Tufariello graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in business and received an MBA from Columbia University. She is the author of the non-fiction book, Up Your Grades: Proven Strategies For Academic Success (McGraw Hill, 1997).

The Breakthrough is available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. For more information, visit http://www.anntufariello.com.

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