Misaligned – The Celtic Connection, Book 1
When her nightmare comes to life, eighth grader Penny Preston saves herself by creating a trans-dimensional rift and instigating a food fight. Instead of being suspended, Penny learns she is misaligned. She exists in more than three dimensions. Without training she’ll go insane. She secretly trains with Mr. Myrdin and his raven, Master Poe, an exile from the seventh dimension.
In training, Penny discovers that she is the key to preventing higher-dimensional beings from entering our universe with god-like powers. Led by Master Poe’s former apprentice, they also have an agent within our dimension who uses ancient artifacts to summon extra-dimensional assistance to covertly oppose Mr. Myrdin and Penny.
Together with Simon, her multi-dimensional cat, Penny struggles to save her relationship with her best friend, protect her universe, and uncover Mr. Myrdin’s connection to Arthurian legend.
About Armen Pogharian (Rochester, New York Author)
Unlike many authors, Armen was not an early reader. He can honestly say that he didn’t voluntarily read a book until he finished The Hobbit in sixth grade. After that reading became a vice as he ravenously devoured science fiction and fantasy stories. Taking a more practical approach to college, he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was an Honorable-Mention All-American swimmer.
As an officer in the USAF, he quickly found his way into systems development working on top secret ‘Area 51’ projects. (he never saw a single alien dead or alive). He left the service and earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina. He spent a decade riding the internet wave and moving through five different states. His next gig led him to a second generation bio-fuels company – making fuel out of wood chips, corn cobs, and other agricultural waste. A highlight was presenting ideas to jump start the industry to United States House and Senate staffers.
He and his wife live outside Rochester, NY where he finally found time to write those stories that had been bouncing around in his head since high school. His stories mix elements of science and history with a healthy dose of fantasy. When not writing he can be found at a pool (swimming or coaching), playing ukulele, or enjoying the outdoors with his family.