J.T. Tenera at The Learned Owl [10/08]
Join us Saturday October 8th from 1-3pm as we welcome J.T. Tenera, young adult author, for a signing of his book Erift's Journeys: Secrets of The Sealed Forest.
An average high school student is lured on a real life adventure he never thought possible.
"A wild roller coaster of a ride you don't want to end, Secrets of The Sealed Forest is a stellar start to the Erift's Journeys series. Author J.T. Tenera crafts an engaging fantasy adventure yarn for middle-grade kids that will have them on the edge of their seats and leave them asking for more."
- Reader's Favorite Review
"This is a great book for children of all ages and echoes the tales of Camelot and Atlantis. This is a dream come true for those who wish we had magical powers. J.T. Tenera's writing, by way of the "nutty Professor", focuses on the fact that we all have a little magic in us. I think that is a beautiful message to be sending out, especially to children who are easily influenced by what they come across online." - Reader's Favorite Review
"Erift's Journeys: Secrets of The Sealed Forest is a thrilling story of adventure that will allow you to travel to faraway supernatural places without ever leaving your home. Perfect for younger readers." - Feathered Quill Book Review
J.T. Tenera will fully admit that he never wanted to become an author when he was a child. Born March 10th, 1987, his dreams consisted of one thing; making video games when he grew up. However, a project in the 8th grade changed his mind. His class was tasked with writing and illustrating their own children's book. After receiving 110% on the project, and being told by his teacher that he was talented in story telling, he started down a more creative path. Especially since he later learned that making video games was a lot more complicated than he thought as a child.Tenera originally published Erift's Journeys when he was a senior in high school. It was a proud moment seeing the story he dreamed about finished as a real book. However, it was all just for fun. He wouldn't realize his desire to take his writing to a professional level until 2019. Mostly self-taught, Tenera now works to bring his world to life for readers of all ages, all while doing his best to find time to game in between.
Airships and magic spells that create fire and slow time don't exist in the real world. That was what Joseph Erift always believed for seventeen years. They were just things you found in fantasy stories and video games. Or so he thought.