Alison F. Prince

Author of Young Adult Books

Set Goals, Work Hard, and Be Proud of Your Accomplishments!

on September 29, 2013

Mandy McKinney appears to have it all.  She’s the most beautiful girl in school, dates the hottest guy in school, hangs out with the popular crowd, and is the star of the softball team.  But Mandy has a secret.  She is a witch, and she uses her magic to achieve all of this.  Since Mandy did not work hard for her accomplishments, she is not proud of herself.  It takes hard work, effort, and genuine achievements to develop real confidence in yourself.  Despite her outside appearance, Mandy feels sad, lonely, and insecure on the inside.


Mandy’s twin sister, Brianna, wishes that everything could come to her effortlessly like it does for Mandy.  Brianna has worked hard to develop true friendships through trust and loyalty.  She isn’t accepted by the popular crew.  Boys date her to try to get closer to Mandy, then dump her.  Brianna isn’t any good at sports.  She is learning to play the guitar, but she doesn’t seem to be any good at that either.  After Brianna and her friends create a band, they decide to sign up for the Battle of the Bands.  Brianna worries that she will mess up and ruin their performance, even though she practices hard every day.  



What is your goal?  Maybe you want to run a marathon, write a book, score straight As, get into college, or make the Varsity softball team.  If you set a realistic goal and work hard, you can achieve it!  When you do, the feeling of accomplishment and the spike in your self esteem is priceless.


Will Mandy ever find the courage to strive for real accomplishments and true friendships?  Will Brianna ever meet a guy that will like her more than her twin sister?  Will all of Brianna’s hard work pay off?  Will she rock out at The Battle of Bands?



Read In Shadows of Magic to find out!  Join witches Brianna and Mandy on their magical journey of self discovery in the new Young Adult Paranormal novel by Alison F. Prince, In Shadows of Magic.

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