The Bella Santini Chronicle Virtual Book Tour, Author Interview, and Giveaway

Friday, April 29, 2022


Bella Santini in the Land of Everlasting Change

Written by Angela Legh

Illustrated by Whitnee Nixon

Ages 8-12 | 204 Pages

Publisher: Waterside Productions | ISBN-13: 9781954968080

Publisher’s Synopsis: An ordinary teen girl stumbles into a fairy ceremony; is arrested and brought to the fairy kingdom, the Land of Everlasting Change, a land caught in the struggle between good and evil, where Queen Tatiana fights to keep the balance of power from tipping. Queen Tatiana spreads the message of the truth of fairyland, that fairies are emissaries of love. This gripping tale in a magical land crosses time and dimensions, bringing readers on a journey of self-discovery.

This book series seeks to plant seeds of wellness into every child’s hearts and minds who reads or has the books read to them. The seeds planted are unconditional love, inner peace, and emotional self-mastery.

Available for purchase on Amazon or Bookshop

Bella Santini in the Troll War

Written by Angela Legh

Illustrated by Whitnee Nixon

Ages 8-12 | 204 Pages

Publisher: Waterside Productions | ISBN-13: 9781956503203

Publisher’s Synopsis: In The Land of Everlasting Change, Bella Santini is an ordinary girl who was spirited away to the land of the Fae. She completed her admission trials and was initiated into Yelimoon fairy school. Her nemesis Novaq continues his campaign to get her thrown out of the school. Under the cover of darkness, Novaq and friends conspire to kidnap Bella and deliver her to Ginekei, who will banish Bella from the kingdom.

Her friends Shibohna, Matteus, and Torvieto, race to her rescue. Together, they use their collective wisdom to foil the kidnappers. However, the rescue party is unable to return to Yelimoon School. A trek through the night brings them to Thessaeria, where Bella learns the truth about who she is.

Meanwhile, the Trolls, under the direction of Ginekei, lead an attack on Fae cities. The balance between light and dark is at risk in the Fae realm. Who is Bella, and what will become of her?

Bella Santini in the Troll War is book two of the Bella Santini Chronicles series. This book series seeks to plant seeds of wellness into the hearts and minds of every child who reads or has the books read to them. The seeds planted are unconditional love, inner peace, and emotional self-mastery.

Available for purchase on Amazon or Bookshop


Angela Legh grew up in San Francisco, CA. She learned from her father that men were people to fear, and that anger is bad. She learned from her mother how to love unconditionally. For the first 54 years of her life, Angela was bullied, first by her father, then by the man she married. In both stages of her life, a fire caused the family to break up. The first fire, when she was five, resulted in the children being sent away for months while her parents sought housing. The second fire, a disastrous California wildfire, caused Angela to question her choices in life; leave her marriage, and seek to find herself. Angela is now an author and self-development mentor.

Her children’s book series, The Bella Santini Chronicles, has received high praise and is known for helping children learn how to manage their emotions.

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Life Is What It's Called - What inspired you to write the Bella Santini series?

Angela Legh - For years I knew I had a book in me, itching to get out. But I wasn’t sure what I would write about. Different ideas for non-fiction books kept surfacing, but none of them seemed to be the right topic. Out of the blue, I decided to write a short story for my friend’s daughter one day. I started writing and never stopped. I wrote a story that turned into a chapter, which magically turned into two books. And the best part is, the story continues—I am now writing book five of the Bella Santini Chronicles! It is fun to see the characters grow with the story.

It wasn’t until I was halfway done writing the first book, I realized my life lessons were sprinkled throughout the story. I recognized that if I had been taught as a kid the wisdom contained in my books, I could have made a completely different life for myself. From that point on, I knew my books were designed to plant seeds of wisdom in young girls and boys to make choices that empower their lives.

Life Is What It's Called - Why do you think the topics addressed in your books are essential for kids?

Angela Legh - Through the experiences in my life, I understood the energy that lies underneath substance abuse, self-harming, and suicide, which are painful feelings the person is trying to avoid or numb. I learned that rejection, repression, or entanglement with emotions, is the underlying cause of much suffering in our society. I discovered how to face my most painful feelings; to be a witness to them with no reaction. This ability to witness my emotions without reaction brings emotional freedom.

The problem today is no one teaches children how to be present with their feelings. Many parents will say, “Don’t cry,” without realizing they are, in essence, telling their children to repress their emotions. It isn’t the parent’s fault; they repeat what they learned from their parents. Today’s parents were not taught how to manage their feelings, and their parents weren’t either.

The generational repression of feelings has brought a heavy load of substance abuse and other harmful behavior. When we give kids emotional management tools, they can find emotional balance with no need to numb through alcohol or drugs.

Life Is What It's Called - What would children like most about this series?

Angela Legh - Children seem to like the fast-paced adventure of the series and the relatability of the characters. What kid hasn’t felt like a stranger in a strange land at some point? What kid hasn’t experienced or witnessed bullying in school? The lessons learned about finding your emotional center, understanding the energy involved when someone hurts someone, and embracing the power of love will serve children throughout their lives.

Following Bella on her adventures, children are encouraged to discover their inner strengths. If Bella was just an ordinary kid, and she could stand up for herself, stand up for what is right, can’t the readers?

Life Is What It's Called - What would a parent or caregiver like most about the series?

Angela Legh - The parent or caregiver will also find the story to be engaging—many of my fans are adults who can’t wait to get the next book. They may be surprised to find that emotional management tools help them find more balance in their lives. As they delve into the story, they may be more open to talking about their emotions with their children. The parent or caregiver may discover a deeper connection that fosters conscious communication between adults and children. The book club questions were designed for parents to be able to talk about the problematic situations Bella and her friends face, which may open pathways for conscious communication about similar topics affecting their families.

Life Is What It's Called - How do you see your books used in homes or classrooms?

Angela Legh - I ask busy parents, “What if teaching your child emotional intelligence is as easy as reading a bedtime story?” The fact is, parents are pulled in so many directions. They want what is best for their kids, but if they don’t know the topic of emotional management, they cannot impart wisdom on that topic to their kids. The beauty of my series is both parent and child learn new ways to find emotional balance. Through the story, a parent can then speak with their child on the topic without the child feeling they are being lectured to.

Life Is What It's Called - What are some additional activities or books that will go along well with this series?

Angela Legh - I am in the design process of creating daily affirmation cards and a wisdom card game. Those may be available on my website by the end of this year. For those interested in expanding on their emotional intelligence, I am creating a year-long course and mastermind group designed to take parents and their children into a richer knowing of the concepts written about in the Bella Santini books.

Life Is What It's Called - Why do your books differ from what's on the market?

Angela Legh - There are many picture books for very young children that talk about emotions, but few in the pre-teen age group. Some books deliver a strong message; others may bring awareness to difficult topics. I am unaware of any other book series that brings a strong message (that you, the reader, are made of magic, and your magic is love) that brings awareness to difficult topics, and provides tools for emotional management, all wrapped in an engaging story.

Life Is What It's Called - What should readers know about you as an author?

Angela Legh - My life was filled with adversity; through the difficulties I experienced, I learned practical tools for emotional management. But more importantly, I carry an immense love for all children and their parents. Through my love for them, I offer the same tools that helped me through the difficult phases of my life, so they may find ease and wellness on their journeys through life.

Life Is What It's Called - What are some of your next writing projects?

Angela Legh - I am still concentrating on writing the Bella Santini book series. Book three of the series will be released in the summer of 2022. Book four will follow, perhaps around Christmas. My current writing projects include book five of the series, which is about halfway done, and will likely debut mid-2023. I am writing articles on conscious parenting for Gravid magazine, based in Europe. I also am experiencing an urge to write picture books for younger children; we shall see if that ever comes to fruition.


Enter for a chance to win a Bella Santini Chronicles book prize pack!

One (1) winner receives:

  • A copy of Bella Santini in the Land of Everlasting Change
  • A copy of Bella Santini in the Troll Wars
  • A Bella Santini Chronicles Back Pack

Three (3) winners receive:

  • A copy of Bella Santini in the Land of Everlasting Change
  • A copy of Bella Santini in the Troll Wars

The Bella Santini Chronicles: Book Giveaway 

This post is in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Angela Legh.

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