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The Magic Shoes Series

Book One: 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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Book Two: 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

Book Two: Clarity of Sight

Book Three: Cunning Warrior

Sneak Peek : Coming Soon

School Visits...

I am passionate about speaking to young readers and writers about the craft of storytelling and welcome any opportunity to present in a school or group setting. Through these interactions, I strive to inspire young minds to embrace their creativity and let their imaginations run wild.

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Topics included in the presentation are the fantasy genre and subcategories, creative sparks, character and plot development, worldbuilding, and of course, further exploration of the the Magic Shoe Series. If you are interested in learning more, please contact me at

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Things That Never Were


On Christmas Eve in 1987, I received a book as a gift from my sister that has never left my mind or imagination. The book was entitled Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were, written by Michael Page and Robert Ingpen. Its pages were filled with everything I had loved as a child and still do to this day: mythology, legends, creatures, oddities, mythical places, superstitions, and sea monsters. Therefore, I have decided to create a blog to celebrate their enduring legacies.  So, come join me on my quest to explore the things that never were. Come on, you know you're curious…

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My Story

Hello, my name is Dani Resh and I am a Michigan author and artist. Having been born on Friday the Thirteenth, I have always been drawn to the more mysterious elements of life. I have 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. I have 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 am currently working in higher education. Yet my true passion is storytelling. Whether it be through the written word or my artwork, I feel most alive when 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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