Jody Kihara is the author of children’s and young adult fiction. Five of her books are now available in e-book format, and three in paperback — with more coming soon!

Frankincense Trail Cover  Switching White Witch Pond   Girl Across the Water
The Goob Factor  Monsterzine!

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SwitchingEvery week or two, Terry wakes up in a different time. She’s been ‘switching’ — that’s her word for time traveling — for the past eight months, and she has no recollection of her life before then. She doesn’t know who she is, why she’s time traveling, how to get home, or even when home is.

Then Terry meets some fellow travelers and finds out she’s not alone… and that there might be a way to get home. But the others have their own agendas, and Terry needs to be careful where she places her trust. She finds herself falling for one traveler, but a terrible secret bars his way home. Another traveler is growing desperate, and he doesn’t care who he uses in his attempt to get home… even if it puts them all in danger. Can Terry find a way home before he tries something dangerous? Or will he prevent her from getting home at all?

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The Frankincense Trail

Frankincense Trail CoverIn the 3rd century BC Arabia, at the height of the frankincense trade, a young princess runs away from home and joins up with a caravan of traders. As Alia journeys south across the great desert, she learns that the caravan leaders are not to be trusted. Intrigue turns to danger, and then to betrayal, as Alia finds that her journey has gone from difficult to life-threatening.

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White Witch Pond

White Witch PondShaya Solen’s walk home from school takes her past an eerie pond, where one day she finds an old bracelet made of raven feathers. Soon, strange events begin to unfold: a shadowy figure glimpsed across the water, ominous nightmares haunting Shaya, and rumours of a witch who once drowned in the pond. With the discovery of a strange family connection to the witch, Shaya is drawn into a mystery that looks like it must be solved before the approaching Halloween, which is the thirteenth anniversary of the witch’s death.

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The Girl Across the Water

Girl Across the WaterPaul VanDerMere is vacationing at a lakeside cabin in the woods with his dad and stepbrother, Jasper. When he and Jasper return from a canoe trip to one of the small, uninhabited islands on the lake, Paul happens to glance back and see a young girl staring back at him. He’s soon drawn in to the unsettling mystery of a strange girl who randomly appears and disappears from the island. When he hears a local ghost story about a young girl just like her, he begins to wonder if he’s dealing with a real person… or something entirely different.

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The Goob Factor

The Goob FactorLike most teens, Jay Gooby is convinced he has it worse than anyone else. His parents don’t fit the normal mold, and he has endured a lifetime of merciless teasing, especially at the hands of his lifelong enemy, Mike Thornley. But Jay has to take on more than just school and hockey when two major events occur: his parents adopt a special needs child, and there’s a freak accident at the hockey rink. Life sure can get a lot more complicated… and at the same time, a lot simpler.

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Monsterzine!Connor longs to be a monster fighter like his comic book hero, Garth Zooten… until the day he accidentally turns his older brother into a monster. Now he finally has a monster to fight!  …but he’s pretty sure his parents will ground him if he doesn’t change his brother back. What would Garth Zooten do? Connor’s pretty sure Zooten never had to make a decision like this… he’s on his own for this one!

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