Maddie and Wynn

  Life as she likes it is disrupted when Maddie’s parents accept an anthropology assignment in Peru. Leaving her friends, school, and Vancouver totally sucks!

  Then she meets Jojo Kofi Afram, a culturally transported kid like herself, rescues Wynn from a dog’s life on the streets, and becomes inspired to use her fashion passion to aide others.

  Life should be great … but it’s not! All this change, uncertainty, and cultural confusion risks robbing her of self. To make matters worse, Victor and his grandmother’s arrival as permanent houseguests changes her new norms – now what?

  Life can be rocky and rewarding when you hang on, and when you let go.


First in a trilogy about staying true to self
in environments of change and uncertainty.
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About the Author

Terresa Augustine (nee Davis) has been writing, editing, and publishing non-fiction for 20+ years. The Adventures of Maddie Leon with its complementary worldmaking is her first foray into fiction. You can learn more about Terresa’s past and present careers at Complementing her writing background is extensive experience in cross-culture relations, career development, and personal well-being.


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Note from the Author

As a way to honor youthful memories lost due to injury sustained in an auto accident, I’ve written the Adventures of Maddie Leon under my given name, Terresa Davis.

Creating the series and its complementary resources offered opportunity to immerse myself in the tween and teen years of radical change and growth, and share with readers the reward of knowing self, finding your way, and staying true to self despite the many challenges and adversities encountered in life.

I hope Maddie Leon and her friends will inspire you to pay attention to the path your on and encourage you to discover and uncover the many places, people, and possibilities that surround you.”  – Terresa Augustine (nee Davis)

Table of Contents

Chapters 1 – 7

Best Summer Ever | Graduation Day | My Life Sucks |
Maddie's Moving | Packing Up | Canada Day | Goodbye Vancouver |

Chapter 8 - 15

Who are You? | Jojo Kofi Afram |  Lima, Peru  | Grandpa's World Map Surquilla Market | Wynn the Peruvian Dog | HBIPS |  Taco Night |

Chapter 16 - 21

TGIF | Stranded | The Carmelites | Jojo's Cooking Competition |
Market Day | Maddily Modified Reconfigured |

Chapter 22 - 25

Meme and Victor | On Assignment | Lost | Now What? |

Anticipated release: December, 2020

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