Thursday, November 15, 2012

Interview for The Wishing Well by Kai Strand

Come and join me as I talk with author Dianna Dorisi Winget for her book A Smidgen of Sky on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

The Wishing Well

1st Book Title: THE WISHING WELL: Another Weaver Tale
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
ISBN Number(s): hardcover 978-1616333010
Softcover 978-1616333027
Publication Date(s): July 24, 2012
Genre of Book(s): Juvenile Fantasy

About The Wishing Well:
Molly Minstrel is treated worse than Cinderella by her mom and sisters. When Molly meets the magical creature, Unwanted, she wishes her problems away. However, you must first understand what you need before knowing what to ask for. Molly will have to look within for the solution to her troubles.
Author Website:
Twitter URL: @KaiStrand
Publisher Websites
Author Bio:
Kai Strand writes fiction for middle grade and young adult readers. Her debut novel, The Weaver, was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards. She is a (very lucky) wife and the mother of four amazing kids. The most common sound in her household is laughter. The second most common is, "Do your dishes!" She and her family hike, geocache, and canoe in beautiful Central Oregon, where they call home.
To find out more about Kai’s books, download companion documents, find links to her published short stories and discover all the places to find Kai both virtually and in person, visit her website: She loves to hear from readers, so feel free to send her an email or visit her facebook page, Kai Strand, Author.

The Wishing Well, Another Weaver Tale is a delightful story that is similar to a cinderella story in the fact that the main character, Molly Minstrel, is treated terribly by her mother and her sisters while she still keeps that sweet disposition as she cleans and takes in the verbal abuse. The difference is that the story takes a fantasy twist with the unique and special character named Unwanted. This character brings humor to the story, yet at the same time also brings in that hint of truth. Before someone can make a wish they should know what they truly want.

Molly is a great character who shows strength and determination to overcome her bad situation, she does find a way to make her life better, but not before it gets worse. It is then she realizes her true strength and what she really wants in her life. In doing so, she teaches children some great life lessons. Children from the ages of 8 to 12 will enjoy Mrs. Strands writing style and humor amid the characters turmoil. She has a way of absorbing the reader into the characters and storyline.  



  1. Thanks Renee and Kai. What a great interview! The concept of The Wishing Well is wonderful. Great messages that children need to hear, and in the form of a wonderful story filled with magic! I learned so much from you, Kai, and can relate in many ways. Wishing you both much success in all of your endeavors. I've shared the interview on FB and email. As a retired teacher, I'm recommending your book to friends, fans and colleages. Bette

  2. Thanks Bette for stopping by. I appreciate your wonderful and kind words. Kai does have an interesting book I know many readers will enjoy.

  3. Thanks Renee for hosting me yesterday. That was a such a fun and relaxed interview. You're a charming hostess.

    Bette, thanks for the kind words and especially the recommendations. Books can't live without word of mouth, so thank you, thank you!