Secret of the Starflower



Secret of the Starflower: Rainbow of Spectra Paperback on Amazon
Secret of the Starflower: Rainbow of Spectra on Amazon Kindle eBook

Secret of the Starflower encourages reading through magical full-color illustrations!

The Story:

Secret of the Starflower Rainbow of Spectra

Sandy’s mixed-up magic makes her different from the other seahorsicorns in Spectra, an enchanted  undersea community. To make matters worse, her unruly rainbow mane attracts scary chomperfish  – and gets her thrown out of the reef! That’s when a powerful current takes her to a secret cave with everything she needs… except a friend. But when she is discovered by a lone adventurer, their pen pal letters expose the truth of her unusual magic. Sandy is faced with a big decision. Should she leave the protection of the cave to save Spectra… and her only friendship?

Join Sandy on this epic adventure, and learn what she chooses to do.


  • Ideal for readers ages 8-12
  • Can be read out loud to ages 6-7


  • Facing your fears
  • Embracing our differences
  • Personal growth

Make your own seahorse unicorn stuffed animal!  This easy pattern makes the perfect handmade gift from the crafty parent or grandparent. Design your own character today!

Encourage young readers to join the adventure with coloring contests, prizes and craft inspiration that will be sent out to subscribers in anticipation of the book’s release!


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Storybook spread

What people are saying about Secret of the Starflower:

“The concept of the seahorsicorn is awesome! They are beautiful, and I love the theme ‘face your fear’ and ‘being different’ is not a bad thing, it is actually the best thing!”
– Beta reader & mother of three

“What a great book! Well thought out. I love the fantasy, the magic and storyline. Kudos to Jessica.”
– Beta reader & grandmother

“My superficial impression of it was that it was going to be some girly fluff, which is a real turn off for me, but as I read it, I really appreciate the deeper themes that are being conveyed to readers: facing fears, using fear to propel you forward, finding your innate gifts and learning to use them for good…these are all such important themes!”
– Critique partner, SCBWI

“I liked it. I would recommend this book to friends. I think the point of the message is that it’s okay to be different. Being different is a strength. Be brave and adventurous!”
– Beta reader, 9 years old

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Jessica Kopecky

Jessica Kopecky

Author - Illustrator, Secret of the Starflower: Rainbow of Spectra

 Author – Illustrator Bio

Depending on when you catch her, Jessica Kopecky is a Graphic Designer, Architectural Photographer, Mural Artist, Illustrator, craft pattern creator, wife and mom. While designing a stuffed toy inspired by her daughter, things got a little out of control until-whoops-she had developed an entire enchanted undersea world… and became an Author-Illustrator in the process.