The Dream Heist’s Book Trailer

I’m so excited to share with you the book trailer for THE DREAM HEIST! I made this one myself as a homage to the characters in the story. I’m hoping it captivates the mood, tone, and feel so you all can see it visually. I hope you love it and the story!

You Did It!

Thank you all so much for your support of THE DREAM HEIST, my new serialized novel on Kindle Vella. Just like you did with my other novels, you skyrocketed the book to hit #11 of all Kindle Vellas and hit numerous category Top Favs. I am blown away!


  1. Give each episode a thumbs up as you read them.
  2. Once you purchase tokens, every week you can give THE DREAM HEIST a crown!
  3. Leave a review.
  4. Share the story with your friends.

THANK YOU once again for letting me share my stories with you.

My New Serialize Novel

I have exciting news! I’m embarking on my first serialized storytelling adventure with Amazon’s Kindle Vella. The book is called THE DREAM HEIST, a YA thriller.

Kindle Vella is a brand new program Amazon is launching where readers can subscribe to books and read each episode in a serialized format. The aspect I love about Kindle Vella is that I will be able to share my thoughts, fun facts, and inspirations in each episode within the author notes section. I’m hoping that this will be a great way for you to get an insider peek into the world I’ve created for you.


I’m so pleased to share the cover for The Dream Heist! Check out this gorgeous cover designed by Jessica Khoury.


The Dream Heist spins an action-packed, near-future thriller in the vein of Inception meets The Bourne Identity.

Eighteen-year-old Aria Hale loves her job as an intern at her father’s dream therapy company where she enters dementia patient’s dreams to save their memories. When she enters Patient 145’s dream and discovers the dreamer is a boy from her class, she begins to question the company’s true purpose.

But everything changes when Aria discovers their lab has been ransacked, two technicians are murdered, and her father is missing.

Determined to find her father, Aria and her friends embark on a harrowing hunt across continents using the dreams of their enemies to guide them. But this dangerous journey plunges her into a world she never bargained for: deception, intrigue, and even love. As she races to save her father and hunt down her enemies, she soon realizes she’s in fact the one being hunted. And her dreams are the greatest danger of all.

This gripping adventure will propel you into a world of suspense, romance and intrigue.


Go here to read the first 3 episodes for free and be sure to give it some love by LIKING IT and a CROWN. You can read the rest of the novel as the episodes over time release using tokens. I will be releasing more episodes over the next month with a bunch coming out this weekend! I hope you enjoy this new story!


If you know Discord, you are welcome to join me along with other Vella authors on the Vella Book Club on Discord! You can chat with us about books and share your thoughts on the episodes as they release!

Drawer Novels

Do you have a novel that you wrote long ago and put it away, but now wonder if its worth revisiting? In this video, I share my thoughts, tips and personal experience based off of my drawer novel (THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE) that got published by Scholastic Press.

A Tip When Writing Fantasy

Are you feeling like your fantasy could be stretched? Does it feel cliché or familiar? Here is a tip to get you brainstorming and coming up with new ideas!

The Inspiration for The Princess and the Page

I’ve had requests asking for me to share what inspired me to write THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE. So on my YouTube channel, I’m sharing about what inspired the book and where the concept came from. Ideas are everywhere! Sometimes they come in the most unexpected places.

Places that inspire me:

  • Fairy tales and myths
  • News and stories based on real people
  • Science and history
  • Books
  • Movies (movie trailers are always inspirational!)

Tips for Fast Drafting

Are you looking to fast draft your manuscript? Or perhaps you’re participating in NaNoWriMonth? I am! Or at least a version of NaNo as I’m in the middle of revisions too. If you are drafting, buddy up with me here and we can fast draft together! I’ve created a video for you with tips and thoughts on my fast drafting techniques. Hopefully it will help you along the way. Also, if you’re looking for the plotting template I mention in the video, you can find it on my Writer’s Resource page under Book Plot Outline.

Happy Fast Drafting!

Find Your Next Read

I’m thrilled to share with you a collaboration video I created with twenty-seven of my middle grade author friends. If you are looking for a fun laugh and a new book to read then check out our First Lines video. We had a blast creating this video and sharing the first lines of our books. We hope this will help you discover your next reading adventure and enter a whole new world one page at a time! Happy reading!

Reading of 1st Chapter of THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE

A HUGE thank you to Scholastic for allowing me to read the 1st chapter of THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE during school closures! Many of you have asked me to read the first chapter while you are doing your part in social distancing. I’m so proud of all of you for staying home even though I know it’s tough. Remember you can visit my YouTube channel for videos or go to The Gilded Series website for games! I created this video for you to watch during this time of school closures. In the comments, I’d love to find out what you would write if you had a magical pen that made stories come true. Or draw a picture of it and share it with me on social media. I hope you enjoy the video!


“A smart, peppery, action-packed plot teams up with playful, astute characters.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“The pace is effective for building a deep sense of mystery. Slowing down works for the overall mystery… particularly since, in Keira’s first-person narrative, readers will discover clues right along with her.” (Booklist)

“The shimmering jacket illustration by Petur Antonsson will surely catch the eyes of young readers and lure budding princesses to read about the sapphire blue pen’s magic powers.” (Recommended read by School Library Connection)




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Virtual Classroom Help

Teachers and parents! These are tough times right now for all of us. As a former teacher in the traditional and homeschool classroom as well as now writing virtual school curriculum, I understand what you are going through and I want to help! Below, I’ve complied resources I’ve created for the classroom. I love my readers so much! I hope through this time they can find hope and light in the stories they read and write.


I love doing virtual author visits! I offer free 20-30 min visits for classrooms. During this time, I go through my writing process and offer time for students to ask me questions. Formats I can do virtual visits with you:

  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Teams
  • Slack
  • Blackboard
  • Hangouts Meet (Google Hangouts)
  • Flipgrid

If you are interested, please contact me on my contact page or at Christina at ChristinaFarley dot com.


The Princess and the Page Resources

Book trailer

Teacher guide

Reading the 1st Chapter of The Princess and the Page

Video: Behind the Scenes of The Princess and the Page

Video: The World of The Princess and the Page

Gilded Series Resources

Book trailer

Teacher unit guide for GILDED

Small group study guide for GILDED

Video: Inspiration for GILDED

Book Club Questions for GILDED

Study Guide for SILVERN


Sequencing a Story

Drawing Conclusions

Author’s Purpose

Drop Everything and Read with Me! (DEAR)


Plot like a Master

Tips for Writing Fantasy

Quick and Easy Writing Tips

Revision Tips for Writers

Book Tour

Revision! Take Your Story to the Next Level

The First Line of Your Book

Creating a Plot Grid

Creating Three Dimensional Characters

Preparing to Write Your Novel

Deconstructing the Query Letter

Plot Lines

Various Handouts and Articles


Where I Write

Author Copies Arrived

In Search for Inspiration

Book Signing

Korea Book Tour

I hope these resources are of help to you! Also, if you have a topic that you’d like me to talk about on my YouTube channel, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know!