“Cool new series…Anyone who is a fan of ‘Heroes’ will definitely enjoy Genesis.”–Tim Kring, creator of the TV series Heroes and Touch

“Mystery, fantasy, magic. YUMMY! I could not put this down.
This is a book of miracles meant just for me and you and everyone else..”            a middle school librarian in Yorba Linda, CA (Shelfari review)

“A fun, magical and entertaining new start to a YA Fantasy series… I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”The Bookworm

“Suitable for 10 year olds+, teens, and are also enjoyable reading for adultsThe author does an excellent job of distinguishing between the mysterious and the mystical, and how our lives and world can be modified when we allow for those possibilities.  The superhuman characters are distinctive and charming with one ominous exception…we anticipate that John and Julia will learn much more about him than they would ever have wanted to know! –The Goode Word, by Vicki Goode, Librarian, Public Library Board Member, member ALA and TxLA

A magical experience with a meaningful message.” –The Wild Reader

“This masterful debut novel will have you turning pages long into the night and contemplating them well after the story ends.”—Laurie Viera Rigler, author of Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict

READER REVIEWS FROM AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, and IBOOKS (scroll down to post your own):

5.0 out of 5 stars: Be careful this book could burn your fingers!
“Way beyond 5 stars, perhaps a galaxy of stars.”—Bill Tillman, Sandy, OR

5.0 out of 5 stars: An instant classic!!!
“Totally refreshing to read – and experience – a story so fun and meaningful.”—Rex, Los Angeles, CA

5.0 out of 5 stars: A Radical Journey has BEGUN!
…A sensory full-throttle joy ride, re-igniting imagination, while creating precious space for quiet reflection – loads of “AHA” moments…excitement oozing with every page turn… now I must exercise patience for the forthcoming chapters….” —Anita

5.0 out of 5 stars: An essential read
“Beautiful descriptions and an abundance of food for the imagination, I know one day classes will study the style and story of this book. I am totally appreciative for this brilliant work and the honest perspective on our society and the dysfunctions of our world today. Sign me up for the next chapter.”—perspective x

5.0 out of 5 stars: I loved this book!! Read it and tell everyone you know to read it, too!
…Full of beautiful imagery…, transporting me easily into all the worlds, earthly and otherworldly. I couldn’t put the book down wondering what would happen next….” –Gabrielle

5.0 out of 5 stars: The best ever!!!
…The story captivated me right from the beginning and is marvelously written and the descriptions are mind-blowing…If I could give 10 stars I happily would do it!! … I HAVE NEVER EVER waited so desperately for a sequel:) —Stardust

5.0 out of 5 stars: A PERFECT BOOK!
“as a Mom of a voracious teen reader, i’m always hoping that my daughter will read quality; a great story that entertains but one that also has meaning. in John & Julia we find that PERFECT BOOK. … i reread many times the scenes with John and his mom, Sarah for the invaluable parenting wisdom.”—Happy Mom

5.0 out of 5 stars: This book is changing my world into a better one
Genesis is the most beautiful, magical, touching, entertaining, educating and inspiring book I’ve ever read!!! “—Punigirl

5.0 out of 5 stars:…to read this book should be mandatory for all teenagers and their parents … this book is both a transmission and a permission to change your world into heaven, your world and the world of all… –robin hood

5.0 out of 5 stars: An essential read
“Beautiful descriptions and an abundance of food for the imagination, I know one day classes will study the style and story of this book. …Sign me up for the next chapter.—by perspective x

5.0 out of 5 stars: Can’t wait to continue this journey!
This is a book to return to again and again for deeper realization of its manifold wisdom, and for the sheer delight of a thoroughly engaging and brilliantly crafted story.”—LaurieVR

5.0 out of 5 stars: A wonderful magical heart opening book!!!
“J&J brought magic into my world and helps to remind me that there is so much more in it than my eyes can see or my poor brain can understand. Read this book and tell everyone you know about it because this book is healing for everybody!!!—Twinny22

5.0 out of 5 stars: Fascinating!
“The heroes come in my world and make my life exciting and fascinating…. Thanks so much for writing this book!”—Onokapi


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An updated version of Book 1 is now available, including a sneak peek at Book 2. If you already own the Kindle edition, visit your Amazon "Manage Your Content and Devices" page to update your copy.

About The Journeys of John and Julia

Secretly guided by a magical collective of superbeings called The Twenty-Two, a pair of teens crack open the door to another reality—and unwittingly awaken the sleeping beast of their nemesis-to-be, the beyond evil Niem Vidalgo Oten.

Parents, Teachers and Librarians

Perfect for children age 10 and up, for teens, and for adults of all ages. There is no violence in this book, and there are many profound life lessons for kids, adults, and parents.

Notes From The Twenty-Two