Each week, an accomplished published author takes over the YEM Twitter account. Each week, the YA author will answer questions, tell stories, and give advice on our social media. This week young adult author Josef Bastian will be taking over our Twitter account.
Josef Bastian is the author of the enchanting new teen series Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook. The first book, Phases of the Moon, was released in 2018. The book is already on its way to being a multimedia franchise, and has gotten a glowing response from all of its early readers.
In Phases of the Moon, Aaron is an average young teenager, who has a penchant for a good story. When his grandfather mysteriously disappears, the teen and his friends, Wendy and Jake, are drawn into a fantastic, unseen world of stories, in an effort to save his grandfather, Pap. In the process of being pursued by evil Shadow People, Aaron learns that Pap is a Folkteller, one of the chosen few who spend their lives traveling across time and space to share the stories people need to hear.
Now, apprenticed to his grandfather, Aaron begins to learn the ways of the Folkteller, their powers, their mysteries and their grave responsibilities. With the help of Wendy, a girl from another dimension and his best friend, Jake, Aaron confronts the Shadow People for the first time and learns of dark desires to undo the Folktellers at every turn. The Shadows target is one of the most powerful books in the world – Pap’s very own Guidebook. And the Shadow People will resort to anything to have it – even murder.
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