Check out our Reviews!

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"Calling all middle-graders! If you love danger, unusual beasts, and magical powers, then Windhollows is the place for you. Ride along with hero, Billy, as he learns who stole his powers - and what he plans on doing about it!"

- Chanticleer Reviews

Windhollows:Air of Vengeance
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"A light-hearted amusing Children’s tale with ancient lore, damsels in distress, and a boy-knight destined to save his world from doom. Bane has done it again!"


- Chanticleer Reviews

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“Windhollows fans will delight in the familiar motifs, evil villains and more in the third installment of the series as our brave hero, Billy, faces more than he ever has before. Trayner Bane excels... Highly recommended!”

- Chanticleer Reviews

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A storm is blowing...

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Book 1
Air of vengeance

Stripped of his Essence at birth, Billy Molskin was destined for nothing. And now, as the Land of Windhollows is threatened by an evil darkness, Billy must not only confront the darkness, but also face the truth behind his father’s mysterious past. With the help of unlikely friends, Billy will encounter “the Spent” and face a painful decision that will shape his fate and the future of Windhollows.

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BOOK 2
DARKNESS FALLS

After turning Billy’s friends into foes, Rip Stinker releases the Spent’s destructive power throughout Windhollows. Reluctant to continue his father’s quest to uncover Rip Stinker’s evil plans, Billy teams up with friends Wendy Breeze and Teddy Franks on an adventure that will test his courage and friendship. Secrets are learned, and weakness becomes strength when darkness falls upon Windhollows.

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BOOK 3
WINDHOLLOW AND THE AXE BREAKER

Billy uncovers secrets of the Axe Breaker and a mysterious history long hidden from the Lands, only to find his adventures have just begun. With the help of friends Teddy and Wendy, Billy must find the Four Stones of Lumite and thwart his enemy’s plans. But as the battle unfolds, will an unexpected loss plunge Billy into darkness?

 

MEET THE CHARACTERS

 

Behind the shadows, among the trees, Luminians and Numinians share the land of Windhollows with creatures both friendly and fierce. From the mystical flying creatures known as si, to the most feared land predator known as the peyuma, the Lands offer an exciting new world for everybody to explore.

Coming Soon:
The Spent of Hatred
The Spent of Sorrow
The Spent of Jealousy
Nila Windhammer
...and more!

 

 

 

 

BackFire Cookies Recipe

Welcome to our first culinary foray into the Land of Windhollows. Today we will be taking a look at the crispy, chewy, tasty delight known as the BackFire Cookie!

BackFire cookies are made far and wide, and come in a wide variety of flavors, colors, and shapes. Beanians and Weanians love to be creative in all aspects of their lives, and that has led to a wide range of flavors and recipes for BackFire Cookies. Chocolatey, fruity, giant, or small, BackFire cookies are only limited by the creativity of the baker.

Our first batches were chocolate with peanut butter chips, which is a staple of BeWe Banks, home of Billy Molskin and his friends. You can also find mint chocolate chip versions in some of the local bakeries. There have even been reports of a green BackFire Cookie, but those are unsubstantiated rumors at best. Here in our world we have made them with white chocolate chips, Reese’s Pieces, and M&Ms.

The secret to a good BackFire Cookie is letting the dough rest before you scoop it out and bake it. About five to ten minutes in the chill chest should be enough. You just need to let them set up a little bit. This is the difference between a flat cookie, and a beautifully baked, nice round cookie. Trust me on this, these Beanians know what they are doing.

Past that little secret, the sky is the limit. The recipe that we use has three points where you can let your creativity fly.

  1. The instant pudding mix can be substituted for any flavor that tickles your fancy.

  2. You can also swap out the vanilla for any food flavoring

  3. The add-in is all up to you to. It is a common birthday party activity to let everyone pick their own add-ins to the birthday Backfire cookies.

So, there is the BackFire Cookie! Take our base recipe and make it your own, just don’t forget to post your finished product to our Facebook page (https://facebook.com/Windhollows). We would love to see where your imagination takes you.

Ingredients

2 Cups Flour

1 Tsp. Baking Soda

1 Cup Butter, Softened

1 Cup packed brown sugar

1 Tsp Vanilla extract, or other flavoring

2 Eggs

1 Pkg (3.9 oz) Instant Pudding – your choice of flavor, be creative

6 oz Chocolate Chips, or whatever you like, it’s 100% up to you.

Hardware

Cookie Sheet

Parchment Paper – optional, but super helpful

Mixer of some form.

Spoons for scooping, or cookie scoop

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F

  2. Wisk together the flour and baking Soda

  3. Beat butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy

  4. Add pudding mix and vanilla - beat until blended

  5. Add eggs, mix well

  6. Add flour in 3-4 batches. Mix well after each addition

  7. Fold in your add-in (6oz of chocolate chips, or whatever you like)

  8. (Rest) – Put your dough in the fridge for 5-10 minutes

  9. Drop balls of dough about 2 inches apart. For this, I use 2 spoons, you can use a cookie scoop, if you have one

  10. Bake 13-16 minutes, depending on oven

  11. Remove from oven

  12. Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes, move to cooling racks.

Enjoy!!

Cooking Notes

We’ve used chocolate chips, Reese’s Pieces, White Chocolate chips, Peanut Butter chips, and more.

We’ve used professional mixers and hand mixers. A hand mixer will work but less powerful ones will take longer to mix.

My convection oven never cooks evenly. I bake the cookies for 8 minutes then turn them for another 8. Keep in mind that if you make the cookies smaller, the cooking times will be lower. Make sure to keep your eye on them the first time around.