Bio: Cheryl Norman lives on the edge of a golf course on the southern coast of Victoria, Australia, with her retired husband, three hundred kangaroos, possums, echidnas and an assortment of native fauna. When she's not dodging golf balls and keeping the kangaroos away from the rose bushes, she can be found reading or writing fantasy and science fiction as well as being a busy mother of two adult children and four grandchildren. Three years ago, Cheryl received her Diploma of Professional Children's Writing from the Australian College of Journalism. Since then, she has had two short stories published on the Internet. Through the Shimmering is her first novel and she is currently working on the second novel of the Isshuay Trilogy--The Time of the Missyl.
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In this second book in the Isshuayan Trilogy, Ali's mother, Jane, tells her daughter of her own time in the land of Isshuay... Isshuay's border has been breached by a Missyl, a mysterious, shape changing creature from a neighbouring land. Hopelessly lost in a hostile environment, the lonely Missyl is unwittingly contaminating the inhabitants of Isshuay as it searches for the way home. As the years pass, the land's goodness is slowly disappearing through the breach in the border. Anger and despai... more info>>
Why is shy, dreamy Ali the only one who has the power to save the magical land of Isshuay? How can Bern, a boy she has only just met, convince her that she must go with him to a place she has never heard of? Who are the mystical Silver Ones who have chosen her for this special task? Ali's life is about to change forever when she flies with Bern through the Shimmering into the beautiful land of Isshuay. But can she find the courage to recover the stolen Lifestone and save the land?