Middle Grade

The first book in the series was released November 11, 2011

It's currently free everywhere so you can get a taste for the shenanigans of Val & Sam.  

 Visit the website for more information on the series.

My talented Daughter, Valerie, did my cover art & sketches! She was only 14 when cover #1 was done.

They've been re-released in August 2016, as 6x9 size to expand distribution.  

To keep my Women’s fiction separate from them – I’ve chosen the pen name of

Ann T. Bugg. (click for facebook fan page)

When best friends Valerie and Samantha discover a magic mirror in Val’s 100-year-old barn in southern Minnesota, they eagerly go through it. Immediately they run into the young Snow White, who has just escaped the huntsman. The girls vow to help her find her father, knowing the dangers that await. On their journey, the fun-loving double-trouble duo quickly discover they are caught up in the middle of their favorite fairy tales.

Having the knowledge of the stories as their only weapon, Val and Sam help two other princesses, make a surprising friend and discover they have a fairy godmother of their very own.


Book #2: Into the Forest and Down the Tower was released Feb, 2012


It’s time for Samantha’s summer visit again. Both she and Val are anxious to see if they will take another magical journey through the mirror. After learning of a problem with one of the horses, Odette makes her appearance and tells the girls it’s up to them to help him.

What Charlie needs is something that can only be found in their magical land. It can’t be given to them; they have to solves riddles and discover the answers themselves. A family of elves guides them, but even elf powers are limited when it comes to what stands between the girls and what they seek.

Trolls and unicorns were everything they imagined and more, but rescuing Rapunzel from her tower was an added bonus they never saw coming.


Book 3 was released in November 2012.



Valerie and Samantha are disappointed that their schedules were not allowing them to spend a week together this summer as they have every year since they were young. Fortunately, their parents are able to plan a weekend camping trip towards the end of summer. The girls are happy for the visit, but sad to think they can’t go through the mirror on another adventure this year. They soon discover that the magic is not only within the mirror, but within themselves when they are together. Merlin the magician shows up to take them on their quest to help Arthur find his true identity and his place in Camelot


Book 4 released May 2013.

There is no magic mirror around, no sign of a frog or a possum, as Valerie and Samantha get ready for a canoe trip down the river with Val's dad. As they wait for him by the river, their world transforms before their eyes. Through the stormy sky, a dragon approaches. With the help of a young man who suddenly appears, they take cover. Discovering a baby dragon hidden in his knapsack and his intentions with it, they know what they are sent here to do. They didn't expect the task at the end of their adventure: to help awaken a sleeping princess.


Book 5 -  released in November, 2013.

Valerie and Samantha’s journey begins before they even make it to Val’s farm this summer. A hot air balloon ride takes them high into the clouds where surprises of Giant proportions await them. With the help of old and new friends, they return to a familiar kingdom and time to once again rescue Snow. This time from the evil queen’s second attempt at killing her.


Book 6 released June 2014

  With Samantha’s little brother Joshua along, the girls didn’t think they’d get to go on an adventure this summer. 

They could not have been more wrong. 

Josh disappears mysteriously into the cornfield while on his pony ride. Marcus, happy to finally be allowed to reveal himself to Val and Sam, informs them that Josh has been taken to another realm. It’s now up to them to find a treasure in exchange for his 

safe return home. 

With help from a new friend, they follow secret caves and tunnels, and even discover the city of gold. But they learn that

 is not the greatest treasure of all.


Book 7 Released Sept, 2014

Valerie and Samantha are looking forward to a day of fun at the  Science Museum in St. Paul,  playing with 

gadgets and doing  science projects in the lab. What they don’t expect are the gnomes, Marcus and Michael, showing up again and sending them on a wild scavenger hunt  through time.   

Meeting interesting people from history, discovering new musical instruments, ancient healing devices, and even a torture chamber are a part of their oddest adventure yet.  So is Val’s big brother, Darrell, who shows up to help just when 

he’s needed most.   

Collecting a series of items – all with intriguing symbols – during this adventure is one thing; what  their choice will be to do with them at the end of the hunt is another altogether.


Book #8 released Aug. 29, 2015

A quick stop at a Barnes and Noble takes Val and Sam on another unexpected journey. 

They are once again whisked away with no warning. This time, they find themselves stranded on a pirate ship. Grateful to be rescued by Captain Nemo and his crew of the Nautilus, they are delivered to the Greek god, Poseidon. He’s lost something and needs them to unravel the secret of their pendants to find it. 

Mythical creatures, hidden caves, a civilization believed to be only a legend, and the accidental discovery of Pandora’s Box along the way makes this their most amazing adventure yet!


More to come? We'll see :)


And just because....

For me, this is the theme song for the series. Had to share :)

And just because his made me LOL: