Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Michael Thal presents Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback

The Koolura Series Takes Off

The Legend of Koolura tells the story of the metamorphosis of a pre-teen girl with extraordinary psychic powers overcoming a stalker bent on her destruction.

She has the ability to dematerialize at will and reappear where she chooses. She can move objects with her mind and she can even defy gravity!

In book one of the series, a degenerate, determined to retrieve Koolura’s unrealized cool powers and hurt any of her friends who get into his way, is stalking Koolura.

In book two, Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback, just released by Solstice Publishing, Koolura wakes up after her first night at camp drained and powerless. Who or what has stolen her psychic powers?

As Koolura searches for the truth about her power loss, she and the Chumash Girls have to deal with pranksters ruining their cabin and destroying their summer. Campers plan revenge but problems escalate as lives are threatened. Will Koolura and the Chumash Girls solve the mystery at Camp Saddleback?

Let’s look in on Koolura the morning of her second day at camp:

In the morning Koolura awakened to the chatter of voices. Andrea, dressed in a camp shirt with blue shorts, was heading out the door. Linda exited the bathroom giving Koolura a happy wave.

Morning Koolura. Sleep well?” Linda didn’t wait for an answer. She darted out the cabin door behind Aletha.

How can everyone be so cheerful? I feel as if I slept on a log. It must have been the nightmare about being chased.

Across the aisle, Leila slept. She could probably sleep through an earthquake.

Koolura padded into the empty bathroom. With no one in sight, she hooked her mind around the bar of soap three feet away willing it to float toward her. But nothing happened. She focused on the faucet over the sink to turn it on, but no water appeared. Panic filled her mind.
What’s the matter? I was able to do it last night.
Koolura tried to float, but remained anchored to the bathroom floor as if lead filled her PJ’s.
Stunned, Koolura thought, Oh my God, what’s the matter with me? I lost my powers.

About the Author
Michael L. Thal, an accomplished freelancer, is the author of The Legend of Koolura and Goodbye Tchaikovsky. He has written and published over eighty articles for magazines and newspapers including Highlights for Children, The Los Angeles Times, and San Diego Family Magazine. Michael’s current project is book three in the Koolura series, Koolura and the Mayans. You can learn more about him at

Michael lives in Sherman Oaks, CA. He's the proud father of two adult daughters, Channie and Koren, and the grandfather of Arielle and Shaye. You can reach him at

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  1. Good morning all - I am so please to be able to have Michael Thal on my blog today so he can present his new story, Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback. I read his first story, Legend of Koolura, and it was a great read, for kids and adults. Michael, I'm sure if this one is anywhere near as good as the first one, you will do fabulous! Congrats!

  2. Thanks so much, Penny. It's good to be here. Thanks for having me and the kind words about Koolura.

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