New Release – Young Adult / Fantasy Fiction
As a young girl I fantasized about my happily ever after. Little did I know that the “after” to define my story would be the afterlife . . .
My name is Grace Cardiff. I was seventeen years old when my dad and I got into a fatal car crash. Don’t waste your time grieving for me; I’ve already done that and I am trying my best to move forward. Which I have to do at a rapid pace these days as I try to keep another teenager from pushing up daisies. Turns out Heaven has a lot more responsibilities than I thought.
Once I made it past the Pearly Gates and got the basic questions out of the way (What’s the deal with Stonehenge? Is my dead dog here? Etc.) I found out I’m part of a minuscule percentage of humans with a soul qualified to serve as a Guardian Angel. That’s an incredibly big honor, especially considering the stakes. You see, there are certain souls meant to accomplish things on Earth that positively and significantly impact mankind. However, not all of these souls survive long enough to do what they are supposed to. That’s where Guardian Angels come in. We help those people stay alive and stay on track to make the world a better place.
Henry is my guy. My assignment, I mean. God hasn’t told me why he’s so important, but this kid is an ultra high priority and I need to keep him out of harm’s way. Tools in my arsenal for that: magical angel powers, a halo that one of these days I’ll get the hang of in training, and my inherent “goodness.” Working against me: the unpredictability of life . . . oh, and the demons down below that spend their time trying to foil angels when they’re not taking laps in lakes of fire.
But I can handle this . . . Yeah, it’s fine. How hard can it be to fend off demons and keep one teenage boy alive while I assume a new human body and identity on Earth?
Seriously. I’m genuinely asking because I am secretly freaking out here.
Employees of the agency work in either the Past, Present, or Future department and each year they are assigned a person on Earth in need of being “Scrooged,” as it were, so that person can reform and embrace the potential for goodness, love, and humanity they have in their hearts.
Frost Mason has worked in the Present department for almost a century and this Christmas is her 100th soul to save. The problem—Frost’s belief in the miracle of Christmas and what her agency does has started to fade because while many people commit to reforming after the “life-changing” experience of being Scrooged, human beings rarely change permanently and Frost has watched countless former Scrooges backtrack and return to their old ways once time has passed.
Frost must find a way to deal with her disenchantment over humanity’s potential to change while also working with her team to save the soul of this year’s Christmas Assignment: a young, up-and-coming political star running for governor.
ISBN 978-1952782466 (Paperback)
Young Adult / Fantasy Fiction
6 x 9, 500 pages
Publication date: April 12, 2022
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Geanna Culbertson is the award-winning author of The Crisanta Knight Series. The series has been featured in Girls’ Life Magazine as recommended reading for preteen and teen girls, and is an ongoing supporter of nonprofits like Girls on the Run, Read to a Child, and Girl Scouts of the USA. In the last few years Culbertson has been a regular speaker at schools across the country for an array of age groups (from elementary schools to major universities).
Culbertson is a proud alumna of the University of Southern California where she earned her B.A. in Public Relations and triple minor degrees in Marketing, Cinematic Arts, and Critical Approaches to Leadership. She is a part of only 1.3% of her graduating class to earn the double distinction of Renaissance Scholar and Discovery Scholar. Her Discovery Scholar thesis “Beauty & the Badass: Origins of the Hero-Princess Archetype” earned her acclaim in the School of Cinematic Arts and helped fuel her female protagonist writing passions.
When she is not writing, Culbertson enjoys pursuing tasty foods, working out, and adventure. During her time authoring this series she excelled as a manager at one of the country’s top digital marketing agencies, earned her black belt, taught karate to kids, learned the piano, and graduated as a certified sushi chef.