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With a new addition to their journey, a young sealer boy, Mai, Long and Akra return to their chosen adventure.  

The children quickly find themselves in a fight for their freedom. Their escape takes them to the land of Naroan. 

Now, the children are challenged with unravelling the mystery of the Silvershade. This sets Long on a path to face the deadly power of the dark pebble from the underworld.

About The Author

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Vacen Taylor is a children’s author with a portfolio of screenwriting and stage play achievements.  

A selection of her poetry has been published in Art and Literature Journals. One of her plays was selected to be part of the Playwrights Program 2017 and then directed and performed as a performance reading at HOTA (previously the Gold Coast Arts Centre).  Her feature film script received a special commendation for Best Unproduced Screenplay titled Grandfathers at the British Independent Film Festival in 2018.    

Her TV pilot for a series (teleplay) was selected as a semi-finalist in the Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition in Los Angeles, CA. This pilot was listed in the top 50 for the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition in 2018. In 2019 the Catch pilot was listed as a quarterfinalist in the Big Break Screenwriting Contest.    

She facilitated panels for artists at OZ Comic-Con in 2017-2019 on mental health, happiness and creative resilience.   

What else does she do? Vacen is also a creative workshop facilitator and proficient in, teaching, speaking and concept creation. Guest Speaker. Workshop Presenter. Creative Panel Facilitator. Mentor. Support Worker. Counsellor. Social Welfare Advocate.

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