Ellen Wolfson Valladares

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Ellen Wolfson Valladares
Publisher: WiDo Publishing
ISBN-10: 1937178994
ISBN-13: 978-1-937178-99-4
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Category: Young Adult

Crossing the Line

Synopsis:

An intriguing, mystical tale about friendship, fate, and the courage to believe.

Laura, who died thirty years ago, enlists the help of a tenacious high school reporter named Rebecca, who is very much alive. Rebecca, although skeptical and conflicted by her supposed encounters with a spirit, determines to learn the truth about Laura’s tragic death. As the clues unravel and their worlds collide, Rebecca finds herself at a dangerous crossroads.

Laura, now pulled back into everything she left behind when she died – her old high school and memories of her life and death—has been in training for this exact moment. And nothing means more to her than succeeding at her assignment. 

It is her one chance to make sure that what happened to her does not happen to anyone else, and especially not to her new friend, Rebecca.

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Winner of 2 Gold President’s Book Awards from the 
Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association 
in the categories of 
Young Adult Fiction and Young Adult: Paranormal/Sci-Fi

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Gloria Berry said on 11/13/2018:
A very interesting story. Your synopsis does create curiosity.
Erica Sage said on 11/13/2018:
Oh, wow! I'm hooked! This sounds a bit like Lovely Bones, but faster paced.
Lucy Grimm said on 10/26/2018:
Congrats on your book!
Gretchen McLellan said on 10/25/2018:
This gorgeous cover and intriguing title pulled me right in. This story is sure to be a page turner!
Debbie (aka fan club president) said on 10/25/2018:
You never cease to amaze!! Piece de resistance (with a French accent of course!)
T.K. Riggins said on 10/25/2018:
Deep. I'm so intrigued!
Linda Hofke said on 10/25/2018:
This sounds interesting congrats!
Natasha said on 10/25/2018:
Sounds spooky!
Colleen Stiles said on 10/25/2018:
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Laura Ellen Handy said on 10/25/2018:
This sounds like my kind of book! Looking forward to reading it :)
Joan Swanson said on 10/25/2018:
Love a good mystery!
Rachel said on 10/25/2018:
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Brooke Cockson said on 10/25/2018:
This book sounds so good! I love ghost stories. My daughter is not quite old enough for this book yet, but based on her reading choices now, she will be a lot like me. I will definitely be reading this!
Rachel F. said on 10/24/2018:
Sounds so good! I love a good ghost story.
Debbie said on 10/23/2018:
You make the Fantastic feel real! I was engaged from page 1! Loved it!

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“If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges that each of us faces, I think we would treat each other more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” 

                                                                                                           
                                                                                                               — Marvin J. Ashton





An intriguing, mystical tale about friendship, fate, and the courage to believe.

Laura, who died thirty years ago, enlists the help of a tenacious high school reporter named Rebecca, who is very much alive. Rebecca, although skeptical and conflicted by her supposed encounters with a spirit, determines to learn the truth about Laura’s tragic death. As the clues unravel and their worlds collide, Rebecca finds herself at a dangerous crossroads.

Laura, now pulled back into everything she left behind when she died – her old high school and memories of her life and death—has been in training for this exact moment. And nothing means more to her than succeeding at her assignment. 

It is her one chance to make sure that what happened to her does not happen to anyone else, and especially not to her new friend, Rebecca.

Winner of 2 Gold President’s Book Awards from the 
Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association 
in the categories of 
Young Adult Fiction and Young Adult: Paranormal/Sci-Fi

Ellen Wolfson Valladares is an award-winning writer/author, workshop facilitator, community volunteer, and mother. A native Floridian, she grew up in St. Petersburg and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Florida. She has worked as an editor, public relations professional, and freelance writer. Her first book, a children’s novel entitled Jonathan's Journey to Mount Miapu, received several awards, including a Mom’s Choice Gold Award and the 2009 Coalition of Visionary Resources Visionary Awards Book of the Year award. She also has a meditation CD, entitled “Healing and Manifestation with the Archangels.”


Today, Valladares continues to work as a freelance writer. She also enjoys coaching high school students working on their college essays and helping other writers realize their dreams. She has been married to her husband, Manny, for 30 years and they have two sons, Gabriel and Michael, two dogs, Flash and Chili Pepper, and a crazy cat named Zelda. They live in Weston, Fla.

Email me! 
Ellen@EllenValladares.com

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@ValladaresEllen

“Ellen Valladares delivers a unique coming of age story that delves deep into teenage angst with a believable and fresh take on the supernatural.”
Oline H. Cogdill, book critic


 “I recommend this book to anyone looking for something new and unique to read! It was a nice breath of fresh air in the world of YA!” -- Remmington, teen blogger and book reviewer at RemmingtonReads

 

“I truly enjoyed this story as the paranormal feeling gave me chills but also gave me the sense of fulfilment while reading throughout the book. I can honestly say I have never read a book like this one and this unique story is one I will always remember.”  -- Chelsea Girard, author and professional book reviewer


“A paranormal mystery of friendship, romance, suicide and bullying all wrapped in a remarkable book. Valladares captures every topic wonderfully and it will pull at your heart. It shows you to never judge someone by what you see on the outside, because you truly never know what someone is actually going through.”  -- Christina, book reviewer and blogger at My Corner for Books And 


“If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges that each of us faces, I think we would treat each other more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” 

                                                                                                           
                                                                                                               — Marvin J. Ashton
    Guestbook Comments
    Gloria Berry said on November 13, 2018:
    A very interesting story. Your synopsis does create curiosity.

    Erica Sage said on November 13, 2018:
    Oh, wow! I'm hooked! This sounds a bit like Lovely Bones, but faster paced.

    Lucy Grimm said on October 26, 2018:
    Congrats on your book!

    Gretchen McLellan said on October 25, 2018:
    This gorgeous cover and intriguing title pulled me right in. This story is sure to be a page turner!

    Debbie (aka fan club president) said on October 25, 2018:
    You never cease to amaze!! Piece de resistance (with a French accent of course!)

    T.K. Riggins said on October 25, 2018:
    Deep. I'm so intrigued!

    Linda Hofke said on October 25, 2018:
    This sounds interesting congrats!

    Natasha said on October 25, 2018:
    Sounds spooky!

    Colleen Stiles said on October 25, 2018:
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    Laura Ellen Handy said on October 25, 2018:
    This sounds like my kind of book! Looking forward to reading it :)

    Joan Swanson said on October 25, 2018:
    Love a good mystery!

    Rachel said on October 25, 2018:
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    Brooke Cockson said on October 25, 2018:
    This book sounds so good! I love ghost stories. My daughter is not quite old enough for this book yet, but based on her reading choices now, she will be a lot like me. I will definitely be reading this!

    Rachel F. said on October 24, 2018:
    Sounds so good! I love a good ghost story.

    Debbie said on October 23, 2018:
    You make the Fantastic feel real! I was engaged from page 1! Loved it!

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