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Paul Haston

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Paul is a dad, a husband, a banker, and a general believer in things magical, which is why he writes children's middle grade (tween) fiction as well as adult fiction. ECHO AND THE MAGICAL WHISPERS and LOST ECHO are the first two books in THE WHISPERS SERIES, a magical realism about elephants written for children aged 11+ (and adults who are big kids at heart!). As you will probably know, the outlook for African elephants is not great, given the amount of poaching that is occurring. The WHISPERS books have an underlying theme of conservation mixed in with the magic. JOE AND THE GHOUL, a coming of age story for children aged 9-12, continues the magical realism theme.

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Rising of a Dead Moon

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Worldwide, elephants are trumpeting!

ECHO AND THE MAGICAL WHISPERS won silver at the 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards (pre teen fiction, mature issues). Written to highlight the terrible consequences of poaching of elephants for their ivory, the book is a fantasy written from the elephant's point of view.

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“So wise men avoided Usha. The death of her husband ensured that she became inauspicious. The white sari wrapped itself around her shaking body and the lily of her youth wilted before it had even begun to flower.”
Paul Haston, Rising of a Dead Moon

“Leather cut into Usha's flesh and she screamed. She screamed for the soreness in her back, she screamed for the throbbing sensation in her soft belly, she screamed for the hope that was being lashed out of her; multiple screams for the first few lashings then whimpering as blinding pain clouded her head, numbness froze her body. Hope became hopeless. After twenty lashings even the whimpering stopped, only the nothingness of nothing remained.”
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Taznim Thanks for the add!!!


Cynthia Dunn Thank you for the friend request, Paul!


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


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Dyuti Thanks for the request, Paul. It's interesting that you've written a book on India. Maybe I'll give it a look. :)


Samadrita Thank you for the request, Paul. Look forward to discussing books with you.


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