Stuck Between Two Worlds by Lisa Parkes

Ruby’s life with her family in the Hologram House seems to be a happy one. But despite its perfect appearance, Ruby’s family is hiding dark secrets. Ruby longs for another life, but there seems to be no way out. Until one day, a stranger appears and leads Ruby to the Wilderness, where she discovers another life does await her—the life of a Wildheart.

As Ruby discovers her true power, one question remains—will she stay in the Wilderness with her Wildheart friends, or will she return to the Hologram House where her family and their secrets are waiting?

Join Ruby as she learns to use her Wildheart superpowers for good. As she navigates the challenges of the Wilderness, she learns valuable life lessons including how to manage her worries, overcome her fears, and deal with explosive anger.


Writer, Coach & Educator, Lisa Parkes draws on a decade of supporting children with low self-esteem, anxiety and behavioural struggles to create this uplifting story of a feisty young Wildheart who learns to be true to herself by finding special friends just like her.

When I was a little girl, I liked nothing more than curling up on a rainy day reading my Enid Blyton books. Inspired by the Enchanted Wood and The Magic Faraway Tree, I loved to venture off to different worlds and let my big imagination run wild.

I wrote Stuck Between Two Worlds for all the Wildhearts who feel misunderstood. It took 30 days – it literally poured out of my soul onto the page. I guess it has been percolating all this time. It’s a mixture of my experience growing up as the black sheep of my family, the children I’ve been lucky enough to work with, and all the self development tips and tricks I teach to make growing up easier. If you’re new to my work, it’s a great place to start.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it, and that you find peace and magic in your heart just like Ruby.

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