What do the Tokens and Omens Mean?

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In TOKENS AND OMENS, the teens earn tokens and omens for the following behaviors:

The Peacock omen, earned when being prideful, is counteracted by the Sparrow token given for humbleness.

The Scorpion omen is given for envy and counteracted by a kindness token, the Dove.

Hornet omen given for anger is fought with the Turtle token, earned by patience.

Overindulgence reaps a Pig omen and can be overcome by the Butterfly token earned by fasting.

Being greedy will result in a Snake omen and can be beaten with a Hawk token given for generosity.

Other omens are thorns, colored stones, and the black panther, which is almost impossible to defend against.

Other tokens are stars, bread, a fox, a mountain lion, and a red wooden heart.

I’ve included with the stones other symbols from the book: trees, feathers, bow & arrows, and Zander’s patron animal, the coyote.

Wanted: Street Team

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In TOKENS AND OMENS, Moira (Fate) gives out tokens for good behavior and omens for bad to the 16 yr. olds in Puck’s Gulch.

To celebrate the book release on July 19, 2016, I’m looking for people who will leave 7-8 painted stones in a public place like a park, library, or coffee shop. I’ll send you the stones and ask that you give me the names of any local newspapers so I can send a press release. Your reward (besides helping a debuting author!) is a beautiful Moira stone like this one.

I’d like to hit as many states as possible. If interested, please contact me at jeribaird11@gmail.com

I have 42 people leaving stones in the following locations:

5 State, 2 Wheels, 100 Stones Book Tour – Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah! Cities TBD

  1. California – Ontario
  2. Minnesota – Minneapolis
  3. Illinois – Charleston, Mattoon, Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, Effingham, Bloomington, Arcola
  4. Colorado – Montrose, Grand Junction, Fort Collins
  5. New Jersey
  6. Indiana – Indianapolis, Evansville
  7. Virginia – Lake of the Woods, Fredericksburg
  8. Michigan – Beaver Island
  9. Alabama – Mobile
  10. Florida – Naples
  11. Tennessee – Chattanooga
  12. Wyoming – Dubois
  13. Texas, Houston
  14. North Carolina – Wilmington
  15. Georgia – Hull
  16. Maine – Bethel, Norway
  17. Oregon – Hillsboro
  18. Alaska – Sitka
  19. Washington – Olympia
  20. Pennsylvania – Allentown
  21. Oklahoma
  22. Arkansas
  23. New Mexico
  24. Montana – Billings
  25. Idaho – Idaho Falls
  26. Utah – Salt Lake City
  27. Iowa
  28. Missouri
  29. Kansas
  30. East Haven, Connecticut
  31. Kauai, Hawaii