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I like to think my books are where imagination and exploration meet. The middle grade series, Tales of the Teleporting Topsider, is full of fantastical, unique characters that live in the Below Lands down the drain. Their problems and dastardly dilemmas embroil David Gonzales when he shrinks and falls down the drain at the beginning of his adventures.


In life, I think kindness, consideration of others and cooperation are keys to living a worthwhile and fulfilling life. My characters are humans, talking animals, and unique and imaginative creatures that populate these Below Lands and work with David to solve their problems. Of course, David has only three days to solve each dilemma and return home via a teleporting hat that the drainosaurs developed or he will be stuck down the drain forever. Surprises await at every turn and David’s character grows through each adventure.


I have loved writing and illustrating books ever since I collaborated with my twin sister in elementary school to write mysteries and fantasies. Now retired from teaching middle school and high school Spanish and English as a Second Language, I write and draw to my heart's content, exploring the question, "What if..." in my imaginative stories and illustrations.

 

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Book 1 Title: DAVID AND THE DRAINOSAURS

Author: Janyce Brawn

Genre: Juvenile Fantasy

Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.

 

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During an argument with his younger brother, twelve-year-old David Gonzales accidentally drops his mother’s diamond ring down the kitchen sink drain. As he reaches for the ring, he sees a tiny dinosaur creature who calls herself Princess Doris Drainosaurus and claims the ring is her kingdom’s missing crown. In his tussle with Doris over the ring, David is pulled into the magical kingdom of Drainovia. There he must find the missing Drainovian crown in order to exchange it for his mother’s ring. David has just three days to accomplish his task, or he will be stuck forever where Drainosaurs rule, doors fly, hats teleport, and treachery abounds. [Tales of the Teleporting Topsider (Book 1) written and illustrated by Janyce Brawn | Juvenile Fantasy (rated G for ages 8-12) Illustrated]

 

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Author Biography:

 

Janyce Brawn is a retired K-12 English as a Second Language and Spanish teacher who also has a degree in Art. She uses her art training to illustrate magazines and books. With a vivid imagination, Janyce has been writing and drawing since she was a little girl working on handwritten stories and crayoned pictures for books with her twin sister. She and her husband have three grown sons, a daughter-in-law, and one granddaughter. Janyce has used her son’s exploits for inspiration in her writing and art projects over the years. Her Boston Terrier is always curious about what she’s doing at her desk and sticks her short nose into everything, thinking she is helping create characters and scenes. Janyce’s stories and books focus on family values, being kind, and following the Golden Rule to help others through fantasy adventures. When Janyce isn’t writing or drawing, she likes to read, go boating on the nearby lake, or visit with family and friends.

 

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Book 2 Title: DAVID AND THE MISSING TROLL

Author: Janyce Brawn

Genre: Juvenile Fantasy

Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.

 

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It’s not the typical Halloween for twelve-year-old David Gonzales. He and Oliver, his ferret friend from the magical land of Drainovia, are thrust into danger when a young troll named Bertha appears in his world. As David and Oliver search the town for her, they encounter more creatures from other realms. Trouble increases when David and his friends fall through an enchanted painting without their teleporting hats. They land in Faire Haven, where an evil creature called the Umbersnatcher terrorizes fairies and unicorns. Can David defeat the Umbersnatcher and restore peace in Faire Haven? Can he figure out how to get his friends and himself back to their homes before the portals close and Halloween ends? [Tales of the Teleporting Topsider (Book 2) Juvenile Fantasy (rated G for ages 8-12 and up) Illustrated Available in print and ebook from Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.

 

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Book 3 Title: DAVID AND THE MIDNIGHT UNICORN 

Author: Janyce Brawn

Genre: Juvenile Fantasy

Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.

 

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Twelve-year-old David Gonzales takes another trip to the lands below the drains in order to rescue his best friend Marty and their teacher. After a failed science experiment turns Marty into a unicorn and their teacher into a crowuzzle, both are forced through a painting portal that leads to the magical lands. Using his old teleporting hat, David goes down the bathtub drain. Instead of landing in Drainovia, rusty pipes send him to the Wuzzle Swamp. Lost and in need of help, David only has three days to find his friends, get them changed back into humans, and return home. If he fails, they could be stuck forever in the Below Lands.

 

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Book 4 Title: DAVID AND THE FOGLINIAN MENACE

Author: Janyce Brawn

Genre: Juvenile Fantasy

Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.

 

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When his mother buys an antique water fountain, twelve-year-old David Gonzales is drawn into another adventure down the drainpipes. Foglinians are stealing powerful crystals from the talking rabbits of Rabbitosha and attacking the bird people of Paz. Along the way, a set of living chess pieces help him battle magical cats, giant praying mantises, and a thundering triceratops. Can David save his friends without being stranded forever in the Below Lands?

 

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Book 5 Title: DAVID IN THE BELOW LANDS: A TALES OF THE TELEPORTING TOPSIDER COLORING BOOK

Author: Janyce Brawn

Genre: Juvenile Fantasy

Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.

 

Book Blurb:

 

Travel down the drain to the magical worlds of the Tales of the Teleporting Topsider juvenile fantasy series. Meet traveler David Gonzales and his many unique friends, some nice and some not-so-nice. Visit Drainovia, Crabbenda, Faire Haven, Foglinia, the Land of Paz, Plumberia, Rabittosha, Trollsylvania, the Wuzzle Swamp, and other exotic lands. Experience drainosaurs, fairies, trolls, unicorns, talking ferrets, two-headed butterflies, mudlumps, crowuzzles, magical cats, and more. Let imagination bring to life the Below Lands and the characters within them.

 

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1 comentário


N. N. Light
N. N. Light
21 de mai.

Thank you, Janyce, for sharing your writing journey and books with our readers!

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