Yonni Hale and the Cosmic Wind

Written By Ruth J. Heflin June 3, 2016
After the billion dollar popularity of the Harry Potter world became really ridiculous, I decided to prove that a story without the "easy bits" that appeal to most readers can still be an interesting story.

Yonni Hale and the Cosmic Wind focuses on the world of a young girl being raised in Kansas who is decidedly not alone in the world because she is the youngest of a large family, but who is, nonetheless, often lonely, as we all are from time to time.

Yonni is imaginative and worries that she's going crazy when she begins to hear voices and see visions, especially after she suffers an accidental blow to the head.

Because she has grown up believing the adults around her about so many ideas related to her neighbors down the street from the small farm her family owns, Yonni resists befriending Sandy Scratch, whose older brother, Dusty Scratch, has often harrassed her. 
Yonni is bestowed with magical powers by the Cosmic Wind, also known as Grandmother Muhawt. Because some unscrupulous men are scheming to make money at the expense of several Latino families in town, Grandmother Muhawt intervenes just enough to encourage Yonni and her growing circle of friends to take action to help themselves and their friends save their homes.

At least, until things get wicked, truly wicked.

So, using a girl as the main character, keeping her in an intact family, so that we don't play "the Disney orphan card" to gain false sympathy, and demonstrating what an 11 year old girl can do to save her world, I have created a story that will capture readers' attention, and possibly save America from the evil influences of boarding school nonsense that J.K. Rowling wants to introduce via American Indian magic to America.

I guess the British do not understand that the only people in America who really went to boarding schools were Indians--who were forced to go in order to forcefully assimilate more tribes, meaning they were forced to reduce or reject outright their understanding of their own languages and cultural history, including forcing them to accept Christianity over their native religion--African Americans, who were sent to schools for "incorrigible" children, and the rich elitists who wanted to continue a British tradition.

I enjoyed the first Harry Potter series, but there are some things that just don't translate to other cultures.

That's why you should read Yonni Hale and the Cosmic Wind, a magical American tale.
If you don't recognize those names, don't worry. Not everyone will, but Sandy will become a more important character as the series continues because she has a magical family, and Sandy often does things that seem impossible for a mortal human being.