Children and adults alike are invited to Kinver Community Library on Saturday 24 March at 11am, to hear local author Krista Joy reading from her new fantasy novel “The Portal Maker”. This is the eagerly awaited sequel to her original tale of fantastical characters “Dragons and Dreamsellers”.

The Portal Maker continues to follow Letisha Tate on another time-bending journey to the Otherworld, accompanied by her best friends Toby the watchmaker’s apprentice and Sheridan the dragon.

Krista explains: “Sheridan is given the task of babysitting his boffin cousin, who is playing around with the science of time. The trouble is, Time might not want to play along. Letisha has battled Father Time before, but she will also have to tackle the nastiest monsters the Otherworld has to offer and save her own world before it’s too late!”

Krista, who has been writing for several years, is looking forward to bringing her work to life through engaging with a live audience in the cosy setting of the children’s library. Signed copies of both books will be available to purchase on the day and visitors will have the chance to chat with Krista about her work and upcoming school visits.

The storytelling session at Kinver, which is free of charge, is expected to finish at 12.30pm.

Anyone interested in booking a reading can get in touch with Krista at