The Wish Twister

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Devi Anderson Anton

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A bullied boy aspiring to sleuth-hood is abruptly transported to a magical world where he's required to find a thief who's wielding a wish-granting machine and creating escalating chaos that will destroy both this world and Finn's own if not stopped in time.



Short Summary

Dreading bullies and longing to be a sleuth, Finn gets his wish when a birthday card with an urgent plea for help whisks him to another world. His special gift is needed to find and stop a thief before the chaos he’s creating with a stolen wish machine spreads to Finn's own world and the universe.


Southern California briefly, then the world of Capriliya

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Finn Grant

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Empathetic,Skillful,Funny,Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Algie

Age: adult

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Engaging,Gracious,Leader,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Jillywick

Age: adult

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Clumsy,Desperate,Insecure,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: WhimsyTrix

Age: adult

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Engaging,Visionary

About The Author

From an early age, Devi Anderson Anton has been creating and illustrating stories. She studied drawing, design and painting, then earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. After freelancing, she landed her first full-time artist position and quickly became art director for the magazines The Rangefinder and Photo Lab Management. Utilizing her editorial skills, she became senior editor for a dog fanciers’ publication, Sheltie Pacesetter, for 16 years, until the publisher’s retirement. In addition to Wish Twister, she has published the mystery Shadow Trap and is currently at work on a new mystery.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Whimsiquill Books

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available