Twila Rootmen and the Legend of Lake Lorvine is the first book in a series for young adults that revolves around Twila, an introverted and overprotected twelve year old. The story begins when her history-loving father loses the family's antique store business, and she moves to a historical house in New England. She instantly meets her first best friend, Mytana Magalewski, an unusual girl with a difficult home life,and a large streak of pink in her hair. Shortly after, a collision in the school hallway makes her an instant enemy to Dawn Valenteen. Dawn is very pretty and popular, but equally as wicked and cruel. Twila also develops a crush on Mytana's neighbor, the older, good-looking, and guitar playing Jake Smith, much to the dismay of her mother. In the midst of all these new experiences, she is visited repeatedly by the ghost of the beautiful but despaired Elizabeth Kettleton, a witch who resided in her home in the late 1800's, giving her knowledge of the legend. Prompted by the increasing arguments with her mother over her friendship with Mytana, and her budding relationship with Jake, Twila makes the brave decision to go to Lake Lorvine.
She follows Elizabeth's instructions, unlocks the legend, and instantly receives the powers of witchcraft and sorcery - changing her life forever. She is given the name 'The Blue Witch', and the mission to calm anyone who is angry or scared. Unfortunately, there is an evil Red Witch, and her link to the legend, as well as her mysterious connection to Dawn Valenteen, causes a myriad of problems for Twila, Mytana and Elizabeth.