J. Nell Brown

Writing for the One

Begin the Orphan Dreamer Adventure

" It’s the start of something amazing . . ."

Heather G., A Reader

A Novella (Episode #1)

Coming of Age, E​pic Adventure spiced with Light Romance and Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Genre: YA Spiritual Fantasy Fiction


Talks about mental Illness

Talks about a friend's death

Talks about suicide

Synopsis: Could Earth’s apocalypse really be worse than puberty for twelve-year-old Daniela Rose—a depressive schizophrenic girl destined to meet a mysterious orphan boy who haunts her chaotic dreams?

One girl.

One boy.

One mission. 

To protect their home—Earth—from invasion by the planet’s previous occupants.

Meet Daniela, the girl of this unlikely duo, in ORPHAN DREAMER and the MISSING ARROWHEAD when destiny chooses a twelve-year-old depressive schizophrenic to bring order to Earth’s chaos.


Miracles usually are.

Daniela is a spirited girl struggling with isolation, the mean girls at school, and a sick father at home when she is chosen to warn humanity of the impending apocalypse. But who will believe her—a girl who barely speaks and cannot even score a kindred friend? As Earth sits in the crosshairs of a sinister force, Daniela must slip between three realities to find an arrowhead gifted to her by a prince—the missing link that can save her family and Earth.

Start the Orphan Dreamer Saga—a seven-novel serial interspersed with seven novellas that intertwines three tales across time and space. This epic story weaves an intricate tapestry of Divine guidance, faith, isolation, hope, and loss as it follows two children from their beginnings to their ends.

Born on the same day, an ocean separates Daniela and Cillian until destiny introduces a depressive schizophrenic girl to an orphan boy inside Daniela's chaotic dreams. Is the orphan boy real? If he's not real, does it matter in humanity's fight for survival?

"This book really grabbed me. I felt for Danny having to go through so much at such a young age. She never lost hope, stayed strong, and stayed brave. I loved that there was spiritual aspects to the book. Our youth need to hear more of love, hope, and faith." —Hidden Gems Reviewer


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Daniela Rose: A Poignant Protagonist

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The ​Orphan Dreamer Saga is . . .

One girl.

One boy.

One mission. To protect their home—Earth—from invasion by the planet’s previous occupants.

Where will you live if Daniela and Cillian fail?