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Adrienne La Faye Author Interview

DREAM JUMPERS the INHERITANCE follows siblings who are ushered into the hidden world of the Dream Jumpers. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

Nine years ago, I dreamt, unparallel to any dream state I remember to date. The vision was clear I had to write a book. The idea, I believe, came from God because I wasn’t thinking about writing a book. More likely, I only would want to illustrate a book, not write it. Two weeks later, I had written fifty-two thousand words. Later, I realized it was more of an outline than a book.

Your characters are interesting and well-developed. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

I knew who and what I wanted to be at age five. However, my gender, and race, were societally marginalized, which held me back. For many years I fought for the courage to be who I am today. The longer I live, I see a better world if the youth strives to find their true young selves to succeed. No worries, that will include older folks too. My literary focus is to persuade ALL to find their life’s purpose. I developed each character reasonably quickly because I knew and recognized each personality’s voice. I had conversations with them at some point in my life and knew their backstories. Eventually, I embarked on an unlimited research trek to learn how to write, and the learning curve was very high. I persevered.

What were the themes vital for you to explore in this book?

The various themes were presented so teens who read the book might be inspired to find their particular purpose. The book’s message is to encourage children to follow their dreams. Once they graduate, dedicating their youth and begin to understand their journey to fulfilled lives. The freedom to follow your dreams is imperative to build a flourishing world. The dual-gender twin theme was a perfect way to get girls and boys to understand their gender importance. The Academy was vital to socialize and teaching the children how to accept their inheritance. They will learn how to help others and themselves. I included fun and humor throughout the book to lighten some heavy themes.

What is the next book you are working on, and when will it be available?

I’m working on the sequel to DJTI. I have many stories to tell and characters to introduce to my people. I’m not sure how many books will be in this series; I know I have more to write, and neither am I sure when it will be finished.

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Twelve-year-old African American twins, MALIA, and MICAH, OLIVER, aren’t what you would call the top dogs of the middle school social food chain. With her brute strength and no-can-do attitude, Malia has the likes of Serena Williams on her radar, and nothing will stop her from athletic greatness. Well, except for one thing: her clumsy twin, Micah.


Dream Jumpers: The Inheritance by Adrienne La Faye is a novel about Malia and her twin brother Micah. The siblings are twelve years old and live a troubled life, having experienced the death of their beloved grandfather, Papa, who always taught them to believe in themselves. Despite the outward appearance of wealth and comfort, as Malia and Micah live in a mansion, they must face an uphill struggle with a father who despises them.

Their lives quickly change when they mysteriously hear the sound of their grandfather’s voice echoing through the halls of their home. This discovery changes everything for Malia and Micah as they are ushered into the hidden world of the Dream Jumpers. It’s a journey that can lead to the fulfillment of children’s dreams, but it is an arduous adventure with many challenges along the way, including bullies, deadly threats, as the duo follows the call of their heritage.

This book tells the amazing story of two young children searching for their place in the world through the magical realm of the Dream Jumpers Academy. I loved the rich cultural elements woven throughout the tale and the special connection between the twins, which only strengthens when they face adversity together – it’s an incredible part of the narrative.

Dream Jumpers: The Inheritance by Adrienne La Faye is an exceptional novel about alternate worlds and the importance of family bonds. It’s a great magical story that I recommend for its unique, creative storyline that has lots of excitement and adventurous developments. It’s the ideal book for readers aged 12 and up, and while there are some scary scenes and close brushes with danger, this only makes the story more enjoyable for fans of the fantasy genre. This book is well-written, and I look forward to reading more from this author.

Pages 232 | ASIN B0B6MGX8S7

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