Parents to four wonderful children, Jerry and Stephanie Jaeger enjoy working together as J.S. Jaeger to write uplifting, entertaining stories.
Jerry overcame bullying to earn his black belt in Kempo Karate. He served as a special agent for the FBI and currently works as a prosecutor.
Stephanie ran her own accounting practice for several years before turning her focus to writing Scrolls of Zndaria with Jerry.
Together, they are excited to bring readers of all ages into the magical world of Zndaria.
Denya’s excited to attend the Healing Hands Academy. It’s her chance to become a handmaiden, help others, and live a life of adventure.
But studying at the Academy isn’t everything she’d hoped. The headmistress and many of the students still look down on human handmaidens. It seems as quickly as she makes friends, she has to say goodbye. And just as she starts gaining acceptance, she puts the other students in danger.
Is Denya’s determination enough to see her through, or will she be sent home, back to the peasant life she’s trying to escape?
The second Short Scroll of Zndaria, Healing Hands parallels The Golden Wizard and allows readers to see the magical world of Zndaria through Denya’s eyes. Readers will be reunited with favorite characters from the main series as well as experience life in the Redwood Forest.
Buy this book today to get a glimpse into the world of Zndaria or delve deeper into the journey that began in The Golden Wizard!
Harmonia grinned at them. “All of these herbs can heal the sick or injured, either on their own or as part of a mixture. Many are common plants while others are harder to find. Some, if handled incorrectly, can be fatal.” She motioned for the students to follow her. “To prevent any unnecessary accidents, I’ll teach you how to identify the deadliest herbs today.”
Denya’s concern changed to curiosity. She knew which dangerous plants to avoid back home in Burrowville, but she hadn’t realized some of them could heal.
In the rear of the greenhouse, Harmonia stopped at a dirt-covered table bearing three different plants. She pulled iron tongs from her pouch and clasped a long blade of grass from the first plant. “The goldenslasher grows wild in the desert. Notice it’s several times thicker than your typical grass and bulges in the center. It’s also sharp enough to slice through flesh.”
Pulling trimmers from her pouch, she cut off a tip about the size of Denya’s thumb. She switched the cutters for pinchers and pulled a golden fiber from the center of the freshly cut blade. “Tea made from this strand will settle the most nauseated stomach.”
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