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The third book of the Enchanted Kitchen middle grade fantasy series!
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From the author of A Witch's Kitchen and A Pixie's Promise comes the third tale of the Enchanted Kitchen series ....

An Elf's Equations

For an elf who loves math, the hardest problems are people.


      Sagara hates the stupid rules of her elf society. She prefers the logic of math to wrestling with her grandmother’s magical politics. When a rare sentient tree named Thea is kidnapped, Sagara joins her friends Millie, Petunia, and Max on a journey to the nearby Realm of Vanaheim to save her. 

Sagara must navigate ridiculous court etiquette, a complex ritual, and wartime negotiations in a world where even the most basic laws of nature have been twisted out of true. Can she find a way to use both math and magic to save Thea and all of Vanaheim?

We're well on our way!  If we make additional goals, all backers will receive:

  • $1000 A recipe book with all the deliciousness from the feast scene
  • $1200 An early preview chapter of A Wizard's Warning, book four in the series
  • $1500 An extra map of Vanaheim in the book
  • $2000 Extra illustrations in the book!

New to the world of the Enchanted Kitchen?

Start your visit with A Witch's Kitchen!

“In this debut novel, Sanchez brilliantly ties together the transformative powers of cooking and magic. The descriptions of Millie’s kitchen creations, intentional and accidental, will have readers’ mouths watering. A great addition to any children’s collection, this well-written fantasy.” – School Library Journal

“Millie discovers that her gift for food runs far deeper than she suspected, and its uses go way beyond making tempting treats for her friends. Her cooking might even be the key to discovering her own past, including the whereabouts of her father. Sanchez offers a cast of magical, diverse young characters.” – Kirkus Reviews

If you're and old friend or a new visitor, back today and be a part of the magic!


About the Author

Dianna Sanchez is the not-so-secret identity of Jenise Aminoff, also known to her children as the Queen of Sarcasm. She has worked as a technical writer, electrical engineer, programmer, farmer, and preschool cooking teacher, among many other things. Her middle-grade fantasy novel, A Witch’s Kitchen, debuted from Dreaming Robot Press in September 2016. A Latina geek originally from New Mexico, she now lives in the Boston area with her husband and two daughters.

Risks and challenges

The manuscript has been completed and edited, the cover art is done. There is always the possibility of sky-llamas attacking and delaying the process, but we've done this a few times now, and I think we can ward them off.

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    Grade Level: 3-5

    I will talk about the process I used to write A Witch’s Kitchen, including the ten revisions I did before publication, and discuss my influences and inspirations for the book. Then, I’ll read a scene from the book and hold a discussion session. It is not necessary for your students to read A Witch’s Kitchen ahead of my visit, but if they do, they may select the scene I read aloud.

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    In this writing workshop, I discuss some of the tools that imaginative fiction uses to address real world problems. I alternate reading from my novels and short stories with assigning the class writing exercises.

    I encourage students to share their writing with the class and discuss the exercise and how each exercise can be used to examine and illuminate ordinary problems in extraordinary ways. Workshop synopsis available upon request. Exercise sheets will be provided. Students need not have read my novels before the workshop.

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    Grade Level: 3-5

    I will talk about the process I used to write A Witch’s Kitchen, including the ten revisions I did before publication, and discuss my influences and inspirations for the book. Then, I’ll read a scene from the book and hold a discussion session. It is not necessary for your students to read A Witch’s Kitchen ahead of my visit, but if they do, they may select the scene I read aloud.

    Questions are encouraged throughout the presentation, as well as at the end. I will read more selections and discuss sequels to the novel as time allows. I will talk with you beforehand to find out if there are any specific things you want me to focus on during the presentation.

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    Grade Level: 5-8

    In this writing workshop, I discuss some of the tools that imaginative fiction uses to address real world problems. I alternate reading from my novels and short stories with assigning the class writing exercises.

    I encourage students to share their writing with the class and discuss the exercise and how each exercise can be used to examine and illuminate ordinary problems in extraordinary ways. Workshop synopsis available upon request. Exercise sheets will be provided. Students need not have read my novels before the workshop.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Technology Requirements: I will need a projector and the ability to connect my laptop to the projector.

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