Protagonist Finds Adventure in Land Over the Moon

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Sandra Robey’s novel “Savannah Rose” offers a valuable lesson about bullying and acceptance.

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The title character in Sandra Robey’s new novel “Savannah Rose” (published by Trafford Publishing) is young and suffering. Overweight, orphaned and bullied at school, Savannah longs for acceptance.

An excerpt from “Savannah Rose”:

“Savannah Rose sat on her bed, watching clouds float across the pale moon as a tiny tear trickled down her soft, chubby cheek. Tomorrow was Becky Berkley’s birthday, and she was sadly pondering why she hadn’t been invited to Becky’s birthday party. Last Saturday she had watched Becky hand-deliver invitations to everyone on the block, skipping right over Savannah’s house.”

One night, she wanders into a pumpkin patch. One of the pumpkins is glowing, and when she goes to investigate she discovers it’s not a pumpkin at all; it’s a friendly, sharp-witted fairy who’s been turned into a pumpkin by an evil gnome. Savannah helps to untangle the fairy, and in doing so is transported to a magical realm.

“Savannah Rose” grew out of Robey’s dissatisfaction with the way many children treat each other. She wanted to explore the “…effects of caustic remarks and how they influence a life past childhood.”

In this magical realm, Savannah meets a large cast of characters who help her understand that everyone is different and unique in their own way, and that it doesn’t matter what people look like—what matters is on the inside.

Robey has simple hopes for her readers’ response to “Savannah Rose,” saying, “perhaps it will make people realize the affects of careless or unkind comments.”

About the Author
Sandra Robey is a native of the Washington, DC, area. She worked for the federal government for over 30 years. She has two sons and four grandchildren.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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