The View Finder

In my new novel, two sisters make a brilliant discovery but are pursued by dark forces. Sometimes the truth is too bright to see.

I teased The View Finder when I posted an excerpt. Now the whole novel has been published. Here’s the “book jacket” summary: 

“When 9-year-old Emily gets a peculiar birthday present with a strange message from her eccentric grandmother, she thinks the gift is broken and useless. Until she begins to see impossible things. Using the gift, Emily and her younger sister Sylvia accidentally make a brilliant discovery. There are things too beautiful and mysterious for mortal eyes to behold. Like all humans, they have been limited to seeing things from the shady side of reality, and the view looks very different on the lit side of things. But something dark followed the girls when they crossed over. Shadowy forces want to stop Emily and Sylvia from returning home. To defeat the darkness and get back to their own side of reality, the sisters will need the help of a View Finder. Because sometimes the truth is too bright to see.”

To put it in a category, I’d say it’s like a cross between A Wrinkle in Time and The Chronicles of Narnia. In other words, The View Finder is basically a modern fairy tale in the form of fantasy with a touch of science fiction, but it also has elements that will interest mature readers who still enjoy such stories (you know who you are).

It’s now available on Amazon in both ebook and print. The Kindle version will be available FREE through Friday, November 30. I hope you will give it a try. If you read it and happen to enjoy it, there a couple of things you can do to help more readers find it:

  1. Post an honest review on Amazon. Positive reader reviews are how books get discovered by readers in Amazon’s system.
  2. Tell friends who may also be interested.

I’m always interested in readers’ comments. So if you do read it, please let me know what you think.

Author: R.S. Mitchell

R.S. Mitchell is a writer who lives in Central Virginia. is where he shares his satirical alternate-reality take on things. He is the author of "Career Secrets of Fairy-Tale Endings" and "The View Finder."

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