We made up the crazy and wonderful world of Magika when we were only children to get away from the stresses and boredom we sometimes had to face. It was a place we went to let out our wild imaginations and live a life full of adventure, wonder and love. When we wrote The Dawsons we didn’t plan to share it with anyone. But after realizing the greatness of the story we had created and how much we loved Magika and the characters we knew we wanted to share it with the world. We wanted readers to get the chance to feel what we feel when being drawn into the world of The Dawsons. Feel the love that ignites between Derrick and Rose and Francesco and Rosa. Be enveloped by the magic that surrounds them. We used to write for ourselves, because we love to write. Now we also write for you. You have given new life to The Dawsons and we are forever grateful. We’re taking you along for the ride and we hope you enjoy every single bit of it.
We would like to thank you tremendously for reading The Dawsons. It means so much to us that you are interested and have or are about to read it. If you do have any questions you can contact us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/lydiaandsantinacasablanca.
About the Authors
When Lydia and Santina were 14 years old they noticed they were starting to forget the stories, the characters and the families they had made up and they didn’t want to forget, they wanted to always remember the adventures they went on when they played, pretending they were witches who lived in a magical place. The twins decided to put down all their adventures they had had, all the characters and the families they had made up on paper so they would always remember them.
While writing their book they were suddenly aware that they had a passion for it, and realized they didn’t want their stories to be hidden, to just be shared between themselves. They wanted to share the families they had created, the adventures, the characters with the world. The twins wanted to share their love of writing, their magic and write for a living.
Lydia and Santina worked on their first novel (The Dawsons) for ten years, adding to the story, maturing and professionalizing it, editing it and trying their best to make it as perfect as a manuscript can be before they approached the self-publishing company Xlibris in October 2016. The twins knew that self-publishing a book is not cheap so they saved up for years, working at Gloss Cosmetics, Coles, etc. to earn the money that would help them to publish their first novel.
Lydia and Santina’s book The Dawsons was finally self-published with Xlibris Publishing in April 2017. The twins went through a crazy, exhilarating ride making their book a reality, and haven’t regretted taking all the nerve-racking risks in the hopes of being successful. They have been trying to get as many people as possible to know about their book, contacting radio and television stations, bookstores, newspapers and social media in the hopes that their dreams will come true.
The twins are now 24 years old and are living on the Central Coast, New South Wales. Lydia is currently working on the second installment to The Dawsons. She is also working on the first novel by contacting anyone she can to popularize their book. Santina helps Lydia with the marketing of The Dawsons whenever she can.
WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS:
About the Book:
Title: THE DAWSONS
Author: Lydia and Santina Casablanca
Author: Lydia and Santina Casablanca
Witnessing the horrific demise of everyone he knew and loved has made Derrick Dawson strong, but it has also made him cold and broken. Tormented by his past and fears for the future, Derrick drowns himself in alcohol and drugs to dull the pain he can’t seem to escape. When Rose, the granddaughter of his sworn enemy, suddenly appears in his life, his world turns upside down. The wall he has built to protect his heart is crumbling. Will Derrick ignore what he feels or will he let the wall fall?
Francesco has felt alone and miserable all his life. The loss of his family and the harshness he receives from his constantly intoxicated older brother has left a void inside him that he thought he would never fill. Until a young princess named Rosa stumbles into him and changes his life forever. There’s only one thing that stands in his way—King Antonio has forbidden Rosa to have anything to do with a Dawson.