Colton author’s new book based on experiences of corrections officer sent to work downstate
“Emily and Her Magic Mirror” has been published by Colton author Liza Williamson and illustrator Vicki Conklin.
The story is of a sad young girl, Emily, whose parents work away from home. While staying with her grandparent's Emily discovers a magical mirror and a fairy named Cali.Together Emily and Cali go on amazing adventures into a strange world beyond the mirror. Williamson, as a stay-at-home mom after being disabled, learned to be creative and told tales of grand adventures and new worlds to her two young sons.
In 2006 she became a grandmother, and Williamson has been concocting new stories with fairies, trolls, and mermaids for her granddaughter.
When her granddaughter’s father became a corrections officer, he was sent downstate, away from his daughter.
This was Williamson’s inspiration for the story about a girl who discovers a fairy in an old vanity.