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The Magic Shoes Series

Compass to Vinland

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Wren Larkin knows he isn’t the most popular kid in town ­– he’s too tall, too thin and lives in a house shaped like an old boot. His only friends are a murder of crows who bring him shiny trinkets in exchange for bird seed. Then Maria appears...

In just a matter of days, Wren is immersed into a whole new reality that’ll take him on an incredible journey and reveal a lineage that might be better left secret.  More

An engrossing fantasy laced with inventive sparkle and dark undercurrents.

Kirkus Review

 Compass to Vinland has it all: magic, adventure, villains, and heroes. I highly recommend this book!

Reviewed by Kristine Zimmerman for Readers' Favorite

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Clarity of Sight

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During what was supposed to be a joyous occasion, an evil entity strikes, creating chaos in the underground settlement, and Wren is captured by the Wrathful, along with Eyota. In order to escape the mayhem and rescue their friends, Maria, Rusty, and Pan must journey up top, find allies, and fight the enemy. Along the way, Maria finds answers to her never-ending questions and discovers fate is far more powerful than she realized. More


It’s like The Chronicles of Narnia meets Harry Potter! There’s adventure and friendship, heartbreak, love, and family. I can’t get enough, and I know it’s something I’ll read again.

Michele on Goodreads

 This middle-grade fantasy was magically adventurous and sucked me right in. With a major plot twist towards the end it will have you on the edge of your seat and begging for book #3.

Britney on LibraryThing

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Wren Larkin


Wren Larkin lives in a house that looks like a shoe, has an unbelievable green thumb, and has no idea what to do with the magic shoes he found hidden under his house.

Maria Tovar

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Maria Tovar is the newest student in Lewisberry Middle School, granddaughter of the town's number-one baker, and most likely to know what you're thinking. Since ya know, she can read minds.

Rusty Whitiker

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Rusty Whitaker is known as bad news in the small town he lives in, but he gets the chance to change his narrative when he finds a pair of magic shoes that give him insane fighting skills.

Eyota Hill

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Eyota Hill might not be able to create magic, but she can break it. Even unbreakable spells and curses. Her unique skill set may end up being the secret ingredient needed to defeat the Wrathful once and for all.

Pana Kalluk

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Pana Kalluk is a Tariaksuq, an Inuit mythological being who can travel between the material world and the spirit world. Dedicated and true to his friends but hard to see since he is always shifting from one world to another.

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My Story

Dani Resh is a Michigan author and artist. She has a bachelor’s in fine arts from the College of Creative Studies, a bachelor’s in political science from Oakland University, and a master’s in fine arts from Pennsylvania State University. Dani has worked in a wide variety of fields, including a position as a prosthetic-eye painter and a legal aid paralegal for domestic-abuse victims, and is currently working in higher education. However, her true passion is storytelling. Whether it be through the written word or her artwork, she feels most alive when she is creating. 


Compass to Vinland: Book One of the Magic Shoe Series

Clarity of Sight: Book Two of the Magic Shoe Series

Cunning Warrior: Book Three of the Magic Shoe Series is currently being written

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