February 8, 2011
Seventeen-year-old Whitnee returns to a popular summer camp from her childhood only to be haunted by mysterious visions. In the young adult fantasy book, "Phantom Island: Wind," the story continues as Whitnee encounters many strange adventures and exciting twists and turns.
OBU alum Krissi Dallas originally self-published her book and released the sequel, "Phantom Island: Water," in 2010. She recently signed a contract with Tate Publishing, a Christian-based, family-owned, mainline publishing organization, which will split both books into two volumes and publish them in a four-part series.
Dallas graduated from OBU in 2002 with a major in family psychology. She teaches English and language arts at Springtown Middle School in Springtown, Texas, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where she lives with her husband, Sam.
"Since I am primarily around teenagers, I observe and interact with that world a lot," Dallas said. "All of that filters into my writing, so a lot of my characters and conflicts and even setting come from real experiences."
Dallas plans to continue her Phantom Island series with the addition of two more books.
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