Wednesday, February 4, 2015

#IndieBooksBeSeen Book Spotlight Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals @PeggyMcAloon

About Peggy McAloon

I grew up in a small farming community in the Midwest. After a debilitating traumatic brain injury in 1978, I went through 5 years of agonizing rehab. I re-entered the field of commercial credit and retired from a full-time career in sales, training, and public speaking. 

I used stories of suspense and fantasy as a way to escape my own abuse as a child. This Coming of Age Fantasy will inspire kids to stand up to social injustices and empower them to help others.

Elle is the type of role model every parent wants their child to be and this ya novel will delight parents as they attempt to prepare their children for the unexpected challenges of life. 

"Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals" is the first book in the "Lessons from Fiori" series. A free discussion sheet for parents to accompany the book is provided on my website You can find it under the Books/Review tab on the website, simply scroll down to download it. 

I also participated in a collaborative effort with New York Times Best Selling Author Joel Comm and 39 other amazing people to release "So What Do You Do?: Discovering the Genius Next Door with One Simple Question, Vol. 2" in October, 2015. This book will enlighten and encourage you are you recognize the genius within yourself through the passions, talents, skills, abilities, and perseverance of the writers who have shared their journey to help impact your life through this book. 

Over the years, I have participated in numerous youth organizations and helped raise scholarship funds for young women. National and state awards have been presented to me for my water conservation and restoration efforts in Wisconsin.

One of my favorite activities as a National Account Manager for my employer, the Minneapolis affiliate of the National Association of Credit Management was presenting seminars and training commercial credit managers in fraud, credit investigation techniques, negotiation, and collection techniques.

About Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals:

Elle Burton is an ordinary kid...or so she thinks. On her tenth birthday, she encounters Eunie Mae, a tiny, fairylike being who comes from a world called Fiori. Other than some children under the age of eight, the only human beings who can see Fiorins are guides—people who have been chosen to help protect the children of Earth. 

Being a guide seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Elle has always loved helping others, and now she'll have magical assistance. But not everybody wants her to succeed. There are evil forces who do everything in their power to keep the guides from offering support to those in need. Can Elle be brave enough to oppose them? 

21, 5 star reviews and 3, 4 star reviews on Amazon:

~ Elle Burton is a great modern day role model who is just trying to help others and make a difference in the world.

~ Elle is fun and feisty and brave.

~ The characters are likable (and I especially love Irma), but the evil villains are true villains.

~ a beautiful story about universal struggles of children

~ packed with adventure and real life problems

~ an engrossing story to entertain younger teenagers 

Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. She enjoys history, aviation, writing, and romance. In addition, she enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.

Please leave a comment on this blog and share if you are so inclined. Author K. Meador has multiple books which are published in paperback, eBook, audio and Spanish. Thank you. Your support is truly appreciated. 


  1. Thank you so much for highlighting the Elle Burton book! It's my goal to help children everywhere deal with the universal struggles they face in life through a gentle fantasy. Elle is a kind and good role model for today's children. The fantasy in the words of some of the reviewers seems almost real. Every kid needs to believe there is someone or something out there with the ability to protect them. I appreciate the time you took to do this and I hope it makes a difference in the lives of our younger generation.

    1. You are welcome, Peggy. I agree completely with you and wish you much success!


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