Two Middle Schoolers Explore an Alternate World in DJ Jameson Smith’s New Sci-Fi Book

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"Secrets Beyond Scymaria" is an exciting, fast-paced sci-fi series that tells the story of Ty and Amy as they cope with troublesome classmates and a sinister professor, kindle an unlikely friendship, and deal with the consequences of unwise choices.

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Ty Graeagle spends much of his time in the park and camping with his father. Amy Taylor likes to bury her nose in her books—especially mystery books. Little did they both know they are about to discover a secret deep in the pond that will change their lives forever.

“Secrets Beyond Scymaria”, a science fiction fantasy novel written by author DJ Jameson Smith, takes readers into the world of two middle schoolers as they cope with troublesome classmates and a sinister professor, plus kindle an unlikely friendship. Their new friend lives in an alternate world hidden beyond a curious portal. They begin on an adventure that introduces them to amazing discoveries and unforeseen gifts. However, unwise choices might put their new friendship in jeopardy and their friend in danger.

But Ty and Amy were not the only ones who know about the Guardian. This secret has been unwittingly discovered by Professor Larkin. What are his evil plans as he unravels their secret? Will they be able to protect their friend and the portal from discovery?

Secrets Beyond Scymaria” is an exciting, fast-paced science-fiction fantasy series with unexpected twists and turns that readers of all ages will enjoy. It has its serious moments balanced with humor and adventure as two tweeners deal with life at school, at home, with their unusual new friend and the portal. This book fully engages readers’ imagination while allowing their minds to wrap around some moral issues inside the story.

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About the Author
DJ Jameson Smith is a parent, a writer, an artist, and a Christian. She is a writer by nature. She is a weaver of words. She thinks in word groupings, lines, paragraphs and pages that flip in her mind, back and forth, being edited constantly. Everything she sees elicits an idea. All her writings have a storyteller-esque feel to them. Many of these ideas go into and her personalized storybooks, but a large part of her ‘thinking’ has gone into the creation of “Secrets Beyond Scymaria”, which is an exciting, fast-paced science-fiction fantasy series geared for ‘tweeners’ and up. It fully engages her readers’ imagination while allowing their minds to wrap around some moral issues inside of her stories. Her writings are thought-provoking, fun adventures for all. When not thinking of words, Smith tries to convert all that she sees into visual art at home and at Open Ground Studios in Seaside, California. As a photographer and artist, she creates, via a photopolymer process, etched plates, and then using various mediums, she manipulates and creates artistic prints of her photographs.

Secrets Beyond Scymaria * by DJ Jameson Smith
Publication Date: August 31, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 94 pages; 978-1-4836-8888-6
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 94 pages; 978-1-4836-8889-3
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-8887-9

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