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When she’s not homeschooling her six children, Farb is getting up at 4:30 a.m. to write fantasy tales.

“I get up and write then everybody else gets up at 6:30,” said Farb. “That gives me two glorious hours of quiet time.”

Farb recently published “The Kings Trial,” a Young Adult fantasy novel. “I got the idea 20 years ago when I was a teen,” she said. “I haven’t always enjoyed writing. Math was my focus in high school, then I ran out of math classes to take so I took a writing class. I loved making up stories so the two combined when I was 17.”

She’s always liked to make up stories. “I used to tell bedtime stories to my two younger sisters to get them to go to sleep,” said Farb. “It backfired though because we’d stay up until midnight because they’d keep asking for me to tell them more.”

When she finally started writing it took about a year to complete, then another six months to publish. “I had to find a cover artist, etc.,” she said. “I wanted to make it as professional as possible.”

Farb sent her manuscript to the “slush pile” of several publishing companies. “That’s where an intern reads your book and decides if it goes on.” Although she made it out of the slush pile, she didn’t get signed so she decided to self publish.

Her children range in age from 3 to 15. “Two of them read every book they can so that’s always encouraging,” she said. “They’re collaborating with each other on a story too.”

The King’s Trial is a family friendly book and Farb has been nominated for a Whitney Award. “I find out in February whether I was selected,” she said.

C.S. Lewis, 1,001 Arabian Nights and even Tolstoy have inspired Farb. “They’ve influenced my writing,” she said. “I’ve always loved high adventure. I love horses, rock climbing and scuba diving. My mom said she could not keep me on the ground.”

Her next book “The King’s Shadow” is due out in December. For more information contact the author at

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