Four girls come together to save the planet!
Urgently needing to join their unique elemental powers, four girls from four continents fight evil forces and use to get to a hidden island in Amazonia to hone their skills.
This middle-grade market, action adventure series begins for 13-year old girl, Coral who’s mom disappeared when she was a toddler. Middle grade content with global focus on girl-child ‘sheroes’ are lacking in the market. Global understanding and citizenship, facing tremendous obstacles of greed and malice at every turn, girls… and boys as the series evolves, learn to work together toward a goal of one sustainable humankind on Earth.
On this blistering day in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave in NY, deeply held secrets of the past are disclosed to Coral, breaking open the shell of her cloistered upper class Manhattan reality, to reveal the mysterious truth of her mother Sophia’s disappearance so many years ago, dissolving into time as if it were only yesterday. A gift, neatly wrapped, at her doorstep becomes the first clue in an unfolding breathtaking global adventure transporting Coral to find her new teammates in some of the more remote corners of the world to fulfill her destiny. As ‘pathfinder’, Coral’s quest to find the others, will lead her to experience colorful cultural settings, perils and opportunities for inspiration all over the world.
2) Coral is full of brilliance and courage and she instinctively understands that the Ecomasters hold the key to the future of humankind on our planet, but, she does not always know how to engage with her peers and has very limited travel experience, resulting in a number of lighthearted blunders and cultural snafus along the way. The challenges faced by Coral, Hope, Angoori and Phonepasit are similar to the challenges of every reader. Girls, and boys all over the world today have a deep inner understanding for why they are here, but can use ‘real-life’ role models who make mistakes and get messy while getting the job done is key!
3) Donna L Goodman, author of Ecomasters has spent her life and career in service to Mother Earth and her Children. As a young girl herself in rural Connecticut, Donna explored forests and waterways and tried a time or two to dig her way to China!!! As an adult with more than 15 years as Environment focal person in water, sanitation and hygiene as well as climate change for UNICEF in more than 60 countries; experience founding and leading global non-profit organization, Earth Child Institute and in the Private Sector as Program Director of Swarovski Waterschool in 7 countries, as Executive Producer of Netflix film “Waterschool”, her experience and passion to connect and help the children of the Earth to empower one another are her reason for writing ECOMASTERS.