Forest Path

The Chatterbox Girl

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An Adventure Fantasy Book by Elaine Carrier

Poppy, her brother Finn, and their friends, Mike, Charlie and Ella are about to have the most unexpected and amazing school vacation of their lives. During the summer break of 1975, long before cell phones and computer games, these five kids trade homework and bullies for camping, swimming, fishing and exploring the deep woods. It’s what they discover in these woods that is the gateway to adventures beyond their wildest dreams. They meet unique allies and formidable foes, experience love and loss, face a challenging life-saving quest, battle nasty enemies and make new and treasured friends on their journey. They emerge from the forest and return home with a new perspective on life. This incredible experience allows them to conquer every day challenges and to be more accepting of those who struggle. A message of tolerance, equality and respect is woven into this charismatic and fun filled magical adventure.


About the Author

Did you grow up in the 1970's? I did. Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in a time when there were no cel phones, computers or video games? Even though it sounds boring, it wasn't! 

I was lucky to experience the 70's as the youngest of four kids, with three older brothers. We were always outside, exploring the woods, hiking, fishing, swimming and riding bikes.


My memories of adventure filled summers, along with a lifetime love of reading and music, spilled from my imagination onto the pages of The Chatterbox Girl.


I also love animals, especially cats and dogs. They really add fun and companionship to our lives. Have you ever wondered what your cat or dog was thinking? What do they do when they follow a trail into the woods? If you read the Chatterbox Girl, you'll find out.


My book was fun to write because the story I have to tell, leads you from a small town in America filled with quirky interesting characters, to a world that could rival Alice's Wonderland!


Let's just say, my motto is: never follow a large orange tiger cat into the woods unless you want your life changed forever!

Hand drawn illustrations for the Chatterbox Girl, crafted by my daughter Isabelle 

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The Chatterbox Girl is a finalist in the Children's Fiction Category of the International Book Awards for 2019




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Ghost apples hang from the frozen trees in Chatterbox World’s apple orchards. The only sound you can hear, is the scratching of Pantar the Panther and the Dread Rabbit Olc, as they tear away at the frozen statues that lie silently within the spellbound gardens.

Chatterbox World is in turmoil. Tinker’s life and all that he stands for is challenged. The animals and humans are forced to take sides and the peacefulness that exists in this magical world is fractured.

Thomas, Lolly and Pickles’ adventures begin in the small town of Stibbard. These middle school kids certainly get more than they bargained for when they attempt to pull off a confidence trick in Quackenberry’s Five and Dime. The consequence; running for their lives through the dark and ominous Pernicious Woods of Chatterbox World and ultimately becoming deeply involved with its dark and turbulent past.

Adventure, suspense, mystery and a touch of evil are mixed into this twisty tale; where Thomas faces his fears of loneliness and rejection and Pickles and Lolly are challenged to leave behind their deceitful tendencies.

In this second book of the Chatterbox Series, you’ll plunge back into Poppy’s Chatterbox World, meet remarkable new characters and catch a glimpse of some of your favorites from The Chatterbox Girl.

Coming soon...


The third book in the Chatterbox Trilogy

Check out my blog on this website for updates on Chatterbox Mountain