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Las Cruces author has debut novel about ‘meta-normal’ escape from bullying


In her debut novel, “Andersen Light: A Meta-Normal Novel,” Las Cruces author Tanya D. Dawson presents a “becoming who-you-are, coming-of-age young adult fantasy adventure, (as) a bullying incident catapults a young girl into a fantastical new word.”

Georgie Ray Jones, 14, “rockets beyond the tattered remnants of her self-confidence to save her siblings from an innuendo-charged family life and the stepdad she’s dubbed Jackass,” Dawson said about the book in a news release.

“Now living in Mystic Creek, Oregon with her father, Georgie discovers her life as she once knew it will change forever,” Dawson said. “After her friend Shawn is pummeled by a dodgeball thrown by a bully, Georgie intervenes, only to send the bully flying across the schoolyard.”

As she searches for answers, it is family friend Luther Andersen – lighthouse keeper, mystic and professor – who explains to Georgie that she is meta-normal.

Dawson has spent her career in defense and intelligence, she said.

The novel was released Nov. 3 by Empower Press, an imprint of GracePoint Publishing.

Find the ebook and print versions of her book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo, Target.com and Walmart.com; and Dawson on social media and at TanyaDDawson.com.

Tanya D. Dawson