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Author G.M. Dyrek Discusses The Seer and the Scribe on Lifetime's The Balancing Act

Press release   •   Mar 08, 2012 12:43 EST

Don’t Miss – Author G.M. Dyrek
Discussing Her YA Medieval Murder Mystery Series, THE SEER AND THE SCRIBE
on Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act” - Thursday, March 15, 2012

 Author G.M. Dyrek will be interviewed on Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act” on Thursday, March 15, 2012 (7am Eastern/Pacific; 6am Central/Mountain) to discuss her young adult medieval murder mystery series, THE SEER AND THE SCRIBE, Book One: Spear of Destiny (Luminis Books).
Click on this link to watch a short preview:  

Special Note: A podcast interview with G.M Dyrek will also be posted on “The Learning Matters” (PBS) in March.

Critical Praise for THE SEER AND THE SCRIBE:
* Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - Silver Medalist
* Kirkus Reviews raved: "Medieval monastic melodrama, murder, mayhem."
* A. LaFaye, Scott O'Dell Award-winning author of Worth: "Dyrek draws readers into the world of medieval monastic life with a keen knowledge of the era and an eye for compelling characters. Opening the book will feel like stepping back into a long ago world of mystery, murder, and faith."

THE SEER AND THE SCRIBE, Book One: Spear of Destiny takes place nine hundred years ago in medieval Germany, when Hildegard of Bingen was born with a gift—the remarkable ability to see behond this earthly realm. But a gift can also be a great burden, especially when Hildegard’s vision helps her witness the vicious murder of a monk on the hallowed grounds of the monastery at Disibodenberg.

When the peace of the monastery is shattered by a second gruesome murder, Hildegard seeks the help of Volmar,  her trusted scribe.  Volmar discovers a  treacherous plot to seize the  Spear of Destiny—a holy relic rumored to bear a curse that haunts anyone who tries to wield its power for their own purposes.

Within hours of the murders, Volmar and Hildegard are cast into a web of violence and intrigue spawned by the greed of power-hungry noblemen, deceitful clerics, and the ambitions of a secret society sworn to protect the warriors of the Crusades…

Book One of The Seer and the Scribe series begins where recorded history is silent, introducing you to the extraordinary lives of young Hildegard and Volmar, as they challenge the darkness of this fearful time.
$16.95/Paperback - ISBN: 978-1-935462-39-2
$9.95/e-Book - ISBN: 978-1-935462-40-8

Author G.M. Dyrek was born in New Orleans and currently lives in Tennessee, where her position as the librarian at a middle school for 1200 students allows her to indulge her love of children’s literature and provides her with the perfect audience for her novels. Find out more about G.M. Dyrek at:

Luminis Books ( was launched in October 2008 with a mission to publish meaningful literary fiction for children and adults. As an independent publisher, Luminis Books has the opportunity to champion excellence in literary fiction from new authors who might not get the attention of the larger houses. Their principals have over 25 years of experience in all aspects of publishing from production and acquisitions to sales and marketing. Luminis Books has the talent and experience to produce books of the highest quality and then effectively market them to the trade and consumers.

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