A message from Tephra...
"I firmly believe that stories have the power to change the world. In order to rise above poverty, destitution, segregation, bias, and prejudice we have to have a vision to hold on to like the rising of the sun. My hope is that my writing helps those who have no opportunity, see the world of possibilities.”
The Legend of the Star Scrolls
COMING SUMMER 2020
Don't miss book 3 in the Clown Town Adventures series! The Legend of the Star Scrolls is a collection of letters, stories, and scrolls that were assembled by Polus in the age of the council of Crepesculum. Learn the history of the universe from the words of the great celestials, Lords, and teachers of the thirteen realms.
For the Wee One's
Join Zuwena on her first adventure in...
A MONSTER OR A MICROWAVE
An out of this world whimsical, colorful and rhyming tale that encourages a big imagination, silliness and all things FUN! Join Zuwena as she faces her greatest enemy with the help of her friends.
The Sparkle Riot Crew
& the Kid From Star Quad 9
COMING SUMMER 2020
Don’t miss this early reader adventure with a sci-fi twist!
Meet the Sparkle Riot Crew! A group of rambunctious 7 year-olds that run Fall Mills Elementary school in Chicago, IIllinois. The Sparkle Riot Crew consists of the twins, Virginia and Shaquille Sparkle and Ginger and Barnaby Riot. As kids of Chicago police officers Bernadette Sparkle and Bruce Riot, this crew is truly about having each other’s back. In book 1, the Sparkle Riot Crew find themselves in the middle of a class debacle when their teacher Mrs. Lucas’ finger lights go missing. When the Sparkle Riot Crew blame the new kid on the block, they learn a valuable lesson about getting the facts straight and what makes Fabiano Lucchini so special. Join the riotous ride as the Sparkle Riot Crew learns about family, gratitude, getting the facts straight, friendship and making everyone feel welcome, even if they’re from another planet.
For the Grown Ups
THE FALLEN & THE UNREDEEMED
Earth has yet to see who we really are...
In the year of the Grand Phoenix year 6058, the humans have created advanced weaponry and are now invading other worlds and exporting their natural resources back to Earth–for the survival of the human race. Humanity stumbles upon the resource-rich, war-torn planet of Rangarai and invades quickly. The locals were identical to humans and easy to kill but they developed powers soon after entering Earth's atmosphere. The humans put electromagnetic collars on their captives from Rangarai that kept their powers at bay, for a time.
Ghatrik, a Rangarai fighter that was brought to Earth in the early days of the invasion, has sentenced himself to live out his remaining days wandering the Earth alone. The humans have begun herding the nomadic Rangarai or cruds (as they call them) back into refugee camps and Ghatrik begins to search for a way home. The normally violent refugee camp is abnormally calm, which puts Ghatrik on edge. A kind stranger worms their way into Ghatrik’s confidence and tells him of a way back to Rangarai that forces Ghatrik to confront his violent past of war and genocide of the Fatwe clan.
About the Author
Tephra Miriam is an avid thought leader, author of middle-grade novel 'Escape to Clown Town', graphic artist, photographer, musician, producer and entrepreneur with a passion for change. Tephra grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to Chicago, Illinois when she was 18 years old, where she currently resides. Her search for adventure took her far and wide at a young age and she continues to mentor, learn, work and speak all over the US. Tephra is a firm believer in redefining the way we think and live. She is a wellness advocate and often blogs on organizational development, challenging the status quo and creating a holistic work environment. Tephra believes that creating space in your life to play, imagine and dream is vital in problem-solving, stress management and innovation. As a product of 12 years of homeschooling, Tephra started out at Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois before transferring to DePaul University and receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in People and Organizations and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Professional Studies with a concentration in Fiction and Non-Fiction Media Studies.
News & Mentions
Interview with Tephra Miriam
Publication: Author Voices
Author Voices is a web gazette created to inspire authors and lifelong readers. What started out as a simple idea of an online journal is now a source of essential writing resources and tips for aspiring writers and authors.
“When we walk new paths, we often stumble upon new gateways to unknown knowledge about ourselves, the world and the people around us.”