Aberdeen, NJ, March 4th, 2021- Award-winning Canadian author Esabella Anna Karena Strickland’s middle-grade book Then and There, Here and Where tells a fast-paced story that thrusts 12-year old Orabella into a new world of magic and mystery. After her parents mysteriously disappear, Orabella is sent to live with her grandmother. She starts to unravel a family secret and with it, discover her true destiny. Learning to embrace her learning disability and overcome her insecurities, Orabella must adjust to her new role as the protector of humanity.
Strickland creates an inspiring story that captures the frustrations and struggles that come with a learning disability as well as the beauty of embracing our human potential. What happens when an ordinary girl comes up against a mischievous evil that requires her to harness all of her differences to defeat and save the world as she knows it?
Then and There, Here and Where is available in both paperback and eBook format on Amazon and in bookstores.
Esabella Anna Karena Strickland has grown up in the public eye as an award-winning filmmaker, actress, media host, and artist. As a strong advocate for those with learning disabilities, 15-year-old Strickland has worked hard to find techniques that help her cope with her anxiety, ADHD, and Dyslexia. Through this process, she has found her “two superpowers” of memorization and empathy for those around her.
In 2021, she won $250,000 towards the screenplay adaptation of Then and There, Here and Where and was featured in Variety.