This is a book excerpt for The Purple Girl by
Audrey Kane and illustrated by Tory and Norman Tabor. It’s a Middle Grade fiction adventure/magical realism novel.
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purple spreads to everything she touches…
devil’s child—or simply cursed? When the lonely thirteen-year-old embarks on a
dangerous journey to find the one boy that dared to befriend her, she travels
at night…in the dark…to keep people from seeing her purple skin. But no one
is more surprised than Violet when she unlocks her mysterious gift.
and slipped the book back into its velvet cover.
called from her bed.
in my hands and my heart pounding, I stood rooted to the spot. There was a
second of silence, and then I heard the creak of her bed and the easy rhythm of
text on the shelf and then crept my way through the doorway toward the kitchen.
There wasn’t much time. Dawn was ready to break. The gypsy girl would be
hesitated. Can I do this? The garden is a pretty but also a lonely place to be
a writer, and also a designer of tapestries with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
from the University of Georgia, it is only natural for Audrey to weave visual
stories. When she is not designing tapestries, she is busy conjuring up
characters that find themselves in extraordinary situations. Between carpools
and design work, she is plotting, scheming, writing, and revising. She lives in
North Carolina with her husband, their three children, and her unruly dog,
Rascals. Audrey’s favorite time to write is in the early morning while her
family sleeps. With Rascals sprawled out snoring beside her, it only takes one
oversized cup of coffee to get her mind moving.
is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. She
loves traveling, museums, and blackberry-apple pie. Actually, she loves all
kinds of pie. And she especially loves her family. They have put up with Violet
and Waxy for a long time.