New Book by Lillian Cauldwell – Anna Mae Mysteries Coming Soon!

September 30, 2008

I can’t wait to read this new book by Lillian Cauldwell – out in November – it’s about twelve-year-old Anna Mae Botts, her eight-year-old brother Malcolm, and Anna Mae’s best friend Raul Garcia, face a ghostly black fist on their first day of school.  It blocks their entrance into school, while dropping paper clues about Jefferson Davis’ lost Civil War gold. Things get more complicated when a school fire occurs.

Mysterious events soon overtake Raul, Malcolm, and Anna Mae at school as well as at home. Rats, alphabet noodle clues, floating chalk, and phantom false-bottom wagons lead the tweens to travel the same route by car that was taken by Jefferson Davis and his gold-laden wagon train.

With divining rods given to her by her granma, computer printouts, and Spirit Journey memories that take her back to a Civil War past, Anna Mae, Raul, and Malcolm find Jefferson Davis’ lost gold treasure, part of it buried on Chennault Plantation and more of it in a vacant lot on the outskirts of Warthen, Georgia.
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Betty Jo Tucker Loves Lanaia Lee’s, Book Of Atlantis

September 12, 2008

Betty Jo Tucker, renowned movie critic, had rave reviews for Of Atlantis!  She calls it “Page to Screen Material.”  Read her article here:

For Film Consideration
By Betty Jo Tucker
Film Critic and Autbor

Into her bubbling cauldron of creativity, author Lanaia Lee decided to toss such tempting ingredients as fantasy, magic, romance, betrayal, revenge, and the eternal battle of good vs. evil. The result? Of Atlantis, a novel that’s very hard to put down once you start reading it.

Because I’m a confirmed movie addict, I always read a book with the question of how successful the story might be as a film in the back of my mind. And this one practically screams out “destined to be a movie” -– or a television mini-series. The longstanding struggle between its great hero, King Archimedes of Atlantis, and the equally powerful villain, Uric, generates more than enough suspense to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Enhancing the plot are other colorful characters including:

   ⋆ Cheris — a beautiful Queen who suffers through a loveless marriage to an abusive monarch.

   ⋆ Percius — Cheris’ champion, a man dedicated to protecting the Queen and her son

   ⋆ Janus — a two-faced traitor who can’t wait to send Persius to his doom.

Bloody battle scenes also add to the excitement of this imaginative fantasy epic, as do the exotic settings which form the backdrop for its thrilling action. 

Unfortunately, Hollywood usually takes a long time to make up its mind about which films to greenlight, so I hope you’ll buy Of Atlantis in its current book form. If you follow my advice, you’re in for a memorable journey back to the lost continent of Atlantis — plus a few more recent surprises.  

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Lanaia Lee interview on PIVTR Radio

September 12, 2008

Lillian Cauldwell hosted Lanaia Lee on her radio show, Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio recently – listen to the show:

Gene Alvin hosts Lanaia Lee, Author – Of Atlantis on his blog

September 12, 2008

Hi Lanaia,

Thanks for stopping by on your Virtual Book Tour.  I’m delighted to have you as a guest on my blog.  My readers are looking forward to learning more about you and your new book, Of Atlantis – the first in a 5 book fantasy series, I understand.  Read more:

Lillian Cauldwell – One Hour Radio Interview with Lanaia Lee

September 2, 2008

Lillian Cauldwell of Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio spent an hour with Lanaia Lee discussing her highly praised novel, Of Atlantis.  Listen to the show.  Thanks, Lillian, and thanks for all you do for our troops!

Author Gene “Aelf” Alvin interviews Lanaia Lee about Of Atlantis

September 2, 2008

Aelf took time to interview Lanaia Lee on his blog recently.  Check out the interview.  Thanks, Aelf – love your blog!

Joyce Anthony hosts Lanaia Lee on her Virtual Book Tour

September 2, 2008

Joyce Anthony hosted one leg of Lanaia’s Book tour on her blog –

Thanks so much, Joyce, for all you do for authors!

Look What I Found

June 30, 2008

I have been writing for about five years now, posting and commenting, in various on line forums. Very seldom does a writer discover another writer, thinking wow, they write as good as I do. And what makes it uncanny, the person you find is only seventeen. In saying that, I would like to proudly introduce Allysun Saunders, a seventeen year old prodigy, whose science fiction series called EKTA, will make it’s debut later this fall, introducing Ally

It seems funny to think about the reason why I love to write. Funny mostly because I have no idea. Words cannot describe, ironically enough, why I love it. It’s just something I’ve done since I was very young, and I’ve kept with it my whole life. Weird, but so true.
            I was about two months old when my parents, who both worked full-time jobs, sent me to daycare. I was constantly surrounded by older children, and spent my young childhood with them. My mom would read me stories all the time, and I would chew on them. Literally, I would bite the corners of the books. She would buy me little cardboard books, and I couldn’t get enough of them.
            At daycare the older kids would do their homework. One of the children always needed help with reading, and while our babysitter helped him I would sit in the room and listen. It was always my favorite part of the day, besides when my mom would pick me up, and I would sit in the chair and listen very silently to their words.
            But after awhile, I began thinking up my own stories. I’d tell the other children my stories, and at the age of four I knew what I wanted to be. I wanted to be a story teller. When I turned six I entered first grade, and my teacher would have a writing workshop thing once a month. It was my favorite thing to do! I loved to sit down and come up with a story. It was like my own escape from the world; an amazing vacation that I would come up with myself.
            Not only that, but I was good at it. My teacher loved my stories, and told all my future teachers at that school about my imagination. Whenever I came up with a story, they’d have me share it with the class. I felt so smart and special. No one else could do what I could… at least not that I knew of. Everyone was always so impressed. I wanted to keep going.
            When I moved to Idaho I continued with it. Notebook after notebook was filled with diary entries or story ideas. Every now and then I’d work on a poem, but stories were always my thing. Plays that my friends would perform, songs I would sing to myself, and stories I’d read to my niece. It was something that would never end!
            I was thirteen or fourteen when I came up with my series, and spent hours and hours working on it. My first book was finished when I was sixteen, and my second at seventeen. It’s such an amazing accomplishment when I finish one, and always so exciting when I start one.
            So, I guess I like to write because I have good memories writing. It’s something I’ve always felt I was good at… something I didn’t even have to learn. I love to write because… it’s somehow apart of who I am, and I could never give it up.





Getting to Know Me

June 29, 2008

I’m sure some of you would like to know Lanaia Lee a little better. Read the poem below and you will learn quite a bit.  You can also visit her website where you can purchaser her terrific book, Of Atlantis:

I Still Feel

Everywhere I go, I hear them as they always call to me
Never letting me forget, that once upon a time they were literally a part of me
In the back of my mind they are always there, calling out to me, saying,”Mommie”
Always in my mind, me always hearing their heart felt pleas.
Six children, that escaped the hardships of life, escaping sadly, by the hand of death
I wanted each one of them, now all I have are my aching arms, and a breaking heart
All were tragically taken, they never even got to take their very first breath
My babies, that await me on high, they never had a chance, from the very start.
My children, my off spring, they still call to me because I, was mommy
There were never any diapers to change, I never had to get up in the middle of the night
Why oh why, did it have to be this way? Surely, this isn’t the way it was meat to be
If they were here today, I would just hold on to them very tight.
Some women make me so sick, able to have healthy children, and the way they treat them, it has to be a sin
They no more want their children, than they do a dreaded disease
If they only knew  what it was like to be without their children, as they constantly lounge in heartache’s den
But mommies like me so badly want their children, we would swallow our pride and say please
Six children, I always wonder, what it would have been like or what would they have grown up to be
Three boys and three girls, they were real even if they made it, for awhile to be inside of me
They had a spirit, one some day, I hope will be with me
By my side, I will get to know them, from them, I would never flee
High blood pressure, the silent killer, wasn’t pleased by doing just this to me
I had a stroke, taking my ability to walk away from me, confining me to a chair with wheels
But he hasn’t won, he didn’t break my spirit, just making me stronger, something he didn’t have planned, something he didn’t plan on or see
He took my babies, he too my ability to walk, but by just making me stronger, he didn’t win in any way, because I’m not destroyed and I still live, I still feel.

Of Atlantis has arrived!

June 18, 2008


Of Atlantis is an epic fantasy novel based upon the king of Atlantis known as Archimedes.  Archimedes is blessed with a source of untapped power – a power to heal and a power to destroy. His mother, Cheris, trusts this power, but his father, King Lionus fears it, making him suspicious and distrustful of the young prince, his only son.


In this first book of five, we follow King Lionus as he returns victorious from yet another war among the countries of the continent of Atlantis.  He has been led to believe a false tale of his wife’s infidelity and turns against her, driving him slowly into debauchery and decline.  Loyal to the end, Cheris, endures his alienation and resentment while nurturing her son, Archimedes, from his childhood until he is crowned king, marries and has children of his own. Cheris, accepts her celibate and loveless marriage out of a duty to her subjects and to Archimedes, her only child who she values more than life itself. 


When Uric, a trusted advisor to King Lionus proves to be Archimedes’ archenemy, political turmoil ensues and the constant threat of war could tear Atlantis apart and bring devastation to mankind. Uric, too, has tremendous powers but those powers must be continually fed or he will die.  He knows and covets the true strength of the enduring powers of Archimedes who has long suspected Uric’s evil tendencies.  Eventually, Archimedes will come face to face with Uric’s demonic character – but who will survive?  



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