Stories That Shape You…
Remember that story that shaped you as a child, that made you believe you could become anything, do everything, be anyone? Now imagine a world without story. A place where narrative is delivered only by YouTube commentators, where gaming replaces reading, where binge watching eliminates books. Imagine a child growing up in this world where all the media they receive is pre-programmed without their input.
Now imagine you put a book in that child’s hand. Now they can explore the peak of Mount Everest, the wonders of the rain forest, the oddities of a sci-fi universe, or a fantasy world that doesn’t exist. They can discover new friends who will become a part of their lives forever. Through their imagination, that story will shape them, even impact their identity, as only a book can.
There is a great competition in today’s world for our time and attention. We’ve all been guilty of it, those nights where we binge watch entire seasons or game till the sun comes up or hop from video to video on YouTube for hours. I’ve done it too. I’ve neglected a stack of books that I’ve wanted to read for far too long. And I’ll be honest, the lack of story has impacted my identity in a negative way.
What I’m offering is a way to re-engage a child’s mind with stories that shape them, stories where they can find pieces of their identity to become the adults they dream to be. What I offer are books to remind adults what it means to be childlike. To remember when life was simpler, and they could escape in the pages of a great book.
JME Books are perfect for readers ages 8 to 108. The speculative fiction line includes fantasy, science fiction, and horror plus short stories in nearly every genre. Many are award-winning and reader’s favorites. You can find YOUR new favorite in paperback, e-book, and audiobook through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or SHOP NOW for signed books!
CLIFTON CHASE AND THE ARROW OF LIGHT MG Fantasy Adventure (JME Books) Ages: 8+, similar to Percy Jackson, Narnia, Harry Potter | A bullied boy finds a magic arrow that leads him back in time. There, he must rescue two princes from a tyrant king before its too late and he becomes the very history he is studying. *Curriculum for 4th-6th available & coloring book for K-3rd.
DREADLANDS: WOLF MOON MG Fantasy Adventure (JME Books) Ages: 10+ – Similar to How to Train Your Dragon, Icefall | A Viking boy and his sister must cross their realm before the full moon rises releasing wolf-shifters from the Dreadlands, only family secrets unravel along the way.
THE DREDGE YA Science Fiction Fantasy (JME Books) Ages: 12+ – Similar to Maze Runner, Hunger Games | A boy with precognition, who is chased by Regime Securists, finds aid from the underground religious cult called The Network. They believe he is the prophesized savior. One girl believes he’s her ticket out.
THE TOILET PAPERS, JR. MG Short Story & Poem Collection (JME Books) Ages: 8+ – Similar to R.L. Stine “Goosebumps”, Shel Silverstein Poetry | The Toilet Papers, Jr. is a short-story collection separated by word count so you can read a full story whether you have to go a little or a lot, with stories so funny and so scary, you’ll have to read them on the toilet.
METAL MOUTH: LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE TWICE YA Magical Realism (JME Books) Ages: 12+ – Similar to The Fault in Our Stars, Everything-Everything | When a girl survives a near-death experience, she can suddenly hear a boy’s voice in her head. Who is he, and why has the Universe brought them together?
JME Books by Jaimie Engle: Stories That Shape You... Dismiss