The Forest is calling... books by author Len Senecal

The Naughty Gnomes, a prelude to Mr. Tout's Magical Forest.

The Naughty Gnomes ISBN-9798712766482

In this delightful short story prelude to Mr. Tout's Magical Forest, six-year-old Mariah learns that all magical beings were not created equally when a pair of mischievous gnomes come barging into her house. Armed with a map stolen from Mab, the faery queen herself, Jinx and Tattle seek to avenge a confrontation with Mariah's cat and the destruction of their hiding place when they call on dark forces to do their bidding.

The Snow Maiden Returns
A Christmas Tale



Eight-year-old Mariah experiences the thrill of a lifetime when she is magically transported to the North Pole by Santa's number one elf, Needle. Santa Claus is in big trouble, Christmas is in jeopardy, and Mariah may just be the only one who can save it. With only the mysterious snowflake diamond to protect her, Mariah embarks on a journey that will ultimately force her to face Winter Stine, a sinister woman whose sole intent is to destroy Christmas. Magic and adventure await Mariah as she, Needle, and Comet's son Flash head out in a last-ditch attempt to save the world from a Christmas without Santa.

Mr. Tout's Magical Forest-Book I

The Uninvited Guest ISBN-9798502269568

Book I of Mr. Tout's Magical Forest

The adventure begins when Mariah and her dog Willow follow a unicorn into the woods and land in an enchanted forest where trees, animals and even statues are able to speak and sing. The real problems begin when they become separated and must struggle to find their way free from Mr. Tout's Magical Forest, a land of wonderment and danger controlled by a mysterious man named Toddathon Tout.


Fall to the Forest-Book II on the fantasy series Mr. Tout's Magical Forest.

Fall to the Forest

Book II of Mr. Tout's Magical Forest


The adventure that began in The Uninvited Guest continues here as the Wells brothers literally fall into Mr. Tout's Magical Forest during a school field trip to Niagara Falls. Fall to the Forest, Book II of the Mr. Tout's Magical Forest fantasy series, tells the back story of two key characters first introduced in The Uninvited Guest while also developing the major conflicts that will become crucial to their survival as the series unfolds.
     Realizing they are no longer admiring the sights at Niagara Falls, older twin Owen is ready to throw caution to the wind in this strange new land while his brother Pauly's approach is far more cautious. Things get real in a hurry when they hear a young girl cry for help, much to the delight of Mr. Toddathon Tout. A mysterious and largely unseen force, the mere mention of his name strikes fear into the inhabitants of the forest.

     Intrigue, adventure, betrayal and even a touch of romance are intertwined in this exciting journey into the realm of the fantastic. Follow the trials and tribulations of the Wells brothers as they face strange creatures and bizarre situations in a place where seemingly anything is possible.

Cover designs by José Bethencourt Suárez © 2021, 2022