Just call me Queen Kimberly.
Don’t worry, you get to be royalty too! Actually, if you are reading this, you already are.
Now, before you spend hours researching your family lineage to prove me right or wrong, let me explain.
As we near winter, I know for a fact we're going to have another black out that will likely last a few days. Last week, we not only lost power for a week, but we were snowed in as well! Last year, we weren't prepared. This year, we will be!
Here’s how that first morning looked.
No water for morning routine of brushing teeth, taking vitamins, washing face, giving water to dogs.
No power for keeping our food fresh, microwaving or blending various breakfast items.
And *gasp* no internet, or even power to turn on our computers!
We were literally in the dark, with nothing to do.
All my work is online. How can I write my books without my computers? My hands long ago lost the ability to hand write more than a shopping list without cramping.
Nearly all my social connections are online. *this is not as pathetic as it sounds…*
Even my music and entertainment require my computer and internet.
Without these things I was stuck in a house that I couldn’t clean (without power and water), in a body I couldn’t wash, with work to do that I couldn’t access.
Now what does this have to do with royalty, you ask?
Let’s imagine the days of old, shall we? When only royalty had access to baths, nice clothes and most importantly, information.
And consider how much more we have than even those queens and kings.
We have the entire world at our fingertips.
With the click of a button I can access almost anything I want. (Barring top secret military information—I'd need Lucy from the Forbidden Trilogy for that—and anything requiring HTML knowledge.)
But still, I have everything I need right here. And when my life is running normally, I can also bathe regularly, brush my teeth, heat up a meal in seconds and wash several loads of laundry in a few hours with minimal effort.
Not even the Emperor of Rome could claim such feats.
So all in all I feel pretty damn lucky to be living in a time and place that grants me so much wealth.
My bank account may be a little sparse from time to time, but I am the wealthiest person alive, and so are you!
Now rise, my dear subjects and claim your own royal heritage by appreciating daily the vast splendor in which we live.
*On a side note, I look darn good in a crown!*
Title: The Three Lost Kids and The Death of the Sugar Fairy
Series: The Three Lost Kids #4
Author: Kimberly Kinrade
Reading Level: Childrens
Release Date: October 2nd 2012
Halloween is here and Lexie, Bella and Maddie couldn't be happier. But why does everything feel so different? Fewer houses are decorated and fewer kids are out trick-or-treating. Still, that's not going to stop the three girls from eating as much candy as they can before their parents can stop them, even if that means fighting each other for it.
When they finally discover a haunted house worthy of their favorite holiday, they forget their parents' warnings and go in alone, only to discover that the house really is haunted, and not only that, but they've been transported to a whole different world!
A dying Sugar Fairy in one of the abandoned rooms send them on a quest to find her Sugar Baby and the magic Sugar Flower in order to save her and Halloween. If they fail, Halloween will be gone forever, and they'll never return to their family.
But with Sugar Bug attacks, the Cavity Caves where they must face their deepest fears, and giant gummy bears armed with candy cane swords, the girls aren't sure they'll make it.
Their only chance is to work together, using each of their strengths to help each other. Can they stop fighting over candy long enough? Or will they be trapped in the dying Sugar Land forever?
Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.
She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.
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