Author, Teacher & Tai Chi Instructor, Paula VanderMey
Children's Books, Adult Books & Instructional Books
Christian Fiction | Historical Fiction | Children's Fiction | Young Adult | Fantasy | Tai Chi Instuctional Book
Welcome to PathLight Books of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. My goal is to provide quality Children's Books, Young Adult Books, and adult books that entertain, inspire, and teach. The stories are exciting and take place in wonderful settings, such as: the Grand Canyon and Kaibab National Forest in Arizona, Goblin Valley State Park in Southern Utah, and the Mojave Desert in California. The characters are likeable and as varied in their abilities and attitudes as anyone you're likely to meet. They face many exciting challenges in their lives and my hope is that you'll learn how to face your challenges by seeing how they met theirs.
The backgrounds have been well researched and are as accurate as possible. I have taught Tai Chi in Michigan's Upper Peninsula since 1999, so that one I didn't need to research as much.
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Kaibab: The Deep Mountain, book 1 is an historical fiction that is placed within the Grand Canyon. While following some unknown creatures, Ankodosh slips on loose rocks and falls, breaking his leg. Taking stock of his situation, he finds he's quite a distance from his cabin, has no water, or even his rifle with him. He's lying, injured, on a mountain side with no protection. As night approaches, he wonders how he'll make it through the night, let alone get home. When he tries to set the broken leg, he faints from the pain, making him easy prey for any hungry predator; perhaps, even those he was following.
Alex and Lily find travel is still quite dangerous, but they are determined to see their children. Lily continues to amaze Alex with her bravery in the face of danger. What is wrong with Alex? Why is any acting so strangely? Will Melissa survive the pregnancy? Will Ahnoda choose his heart or his traditions? Will the ties that bind this family be strengthened or will they lose touch? Meet some new family members in book 2 of the Kaibab series.
Hate can do many things to people, none of them good. Aelric has never known anything but hatred for the white man, now he's having nightmares about them. Are they back? Would they completely destroy what was left of his people? Or, were there good white men? He doubted it. Will he let his hatred keep him from seeing good where it exists, or will he let it destroy him and the one he loves, Elwin's sister? This is the 3rd book in the Kaibab series.
Be careful what you wish for, you may get it is wise advice, but when you're a child, you don't always see that. This fun Children's Book Placed within the Goblin Valley State Park features Limpet, an orphaned Elf, doesn't even think about it as he and Morningstar go on a quest to ask the Immortals for a piece of the Lifestone. All Limpet wants is for his adopted people, especially his new father, to be healthy and live long lives. When he gets his request, the results are not at all what he wanted.
Life in the U.P is slower paced and laid back. We take time to enjoy life, relax, and see what's truly important. It can also be exciting, scary, and fully of wonder. Every paradise has its dangers. As you read these essays (short stories) and poems, you'll get a quick glimpse of what I mean. Enjoy!
If you could do something that was fun for a few minutes every day that left you feeling energized and change mental outlook as well, wouldn't you do it? How about doing daily tasks, from mopping to shoveling snow, without killing your back? Would you like to tone your whole body, strengthen your core, gain stability and balance? Well, you can. Mayo Clinic calls Tai Chi the perfect exercise because it strengthens your seven basic core muscles. Tai Chi is easy, fun, and can be done almost anywhere (see book for exceptions), requires no machines, special clothes or anything else. Your body and a pair of soft-sided tennis shoes and a few minutes of your time are all you need, and this book, of course. With over 200 full-color pictures and step-by-step directions, you'll get a mind-body workout that will make you feel like a new person in 8 weeks or less, depending on how often you work out. Weight loss is an added bonus!
Stop by often for previews of up-coming books in the Kaibab series, news on book signings in your area, how to schedule a book signing or book talk in your area, and new books coming out soon. Click here to view PathLight Books Upcoming Michigan Book Signing Events.