"Fantastically original concept," says one Artania reviewer while another writes, "‘An art born world full of prophecies, enchanted creatures, and wishes that come true."
“I want children to see the magic inside,” says author and long-time educator Laurie Woodward. “I want to empower them. Their creating builds self-esteem and memories they can be proud of for a lifetime.”
As an author, her published works include Finding Joy, The Artania Chronicles, Forest Secrets and co-writing The Dolphin Legacy. Laurie was also a collaborator on the Dean and JoJo anti-bullying DVD, Resolutions. Every book contains a lasting message of hope showing the reader that when one is true bullies can be defeated in both real and fantasy worlds.
Unique traits: Unique world builder. I mean, a planet created by people's art? Who knew? Can read in a silly southern dialect while keeping 50 ten-year-olds under control. Can do the Pony, Twist, Hustle, Cha Cha, and Electric Slide. You won't be able to sit still if you see me dance. My goofy moves will make your feet itch to jump and jive. Can listen to a short snippet of a story, see where the author is going, and how to hone it to get there. Voracious hugger.
Artania Budget: $0 - $100K | Fantasy Just when the lonely Bartholomew Borax III thinks his boring life will always suck, a mystical land cries out for help. Yanked through a painting into Artania, he joins gods, goddesses, and painted beings in a battle against an evil race bent on annihilation. They say only the true art can save them, but the blundering boy has no idea what it is much less how to create it. Braving battles, duels, and skateboarding escapes, his comrades fall, and his confidence begins to erode. Knowing it will take all of his talents and more to face the shadowy creatures, he seeks the power of true creation to finally defeat Sickhert’s army and bring art back to the world.