A Young Adult Romantic Fantasy novel consisting of a young girls trials in another world that is saturated with the scars of war and death.
Hello! Nice to meet you. I have been writing stories for about 15 years. I started because I had always struggled with English all through school. I couldn’t spell, punctuate or use grammar well, so I decided to work at it to better myself and ended up falling in love with stories more that before.
My current WIP is a Young Adult Fantasy novel with a romantic subplot. My MC, Kori Woods, begins with her first day of High School. All her life, the shadow of a guy has appeared to her. Only she can see it. The other kids teased and bullied her due to how she reacted to the sightings. Threatened by a sudden phenomenon, the stability of her world hangs in the balance. With a calling to another world and a power that is emerging, she sets out to find out about herself, the guy she sees, and a world drenched in war and death.
Other than writing, I enjoy watching Anime, reading Manga and books, as well as art. I’ve never been much of an artist, but I find it very fun to do. I work with Charcoal mostly but I can also throw ceramics and pour.
I really love being immersed into a story with quirky character and lively description. Character driven stories are very much a favorite, but I do like plot driven stories as well. I do prefer good stories rather than specific authors, but some of my favorites include Jane Austin, Matthew Lewis, J.K. Rowling, John Christopher, Alexa Donne, Jenna Moreci and Charlotte Bronte.
I do not enjoy present tense anything. It reads like a list of happenings rather that working to immerse the reader in the story. There are those that are done well that I have enjoyed, but not many. I don’t like rape scenes, unless its attempted and the character fights back and wins. I’m not a fan of horror, but violence is fine. I do not like baby or child deaths. I will say that if its more of a suggested situation to indicate a tragedy, then that’s fine.
Kori Woods can’t explain what she sees or why she’s the only one who can, but the Shadow appears, bring time to a halt and showing her a glimpse of another world. Things change, however, when she can no longer distinguish her world apart from the new. A calling is heard from that distant place and with it a phenomenon that threatens the fabric of both. Now she must Reach for answers before it’s too late to save anything. Will the guy she sees be more than just the phantom she has come to know? Who is the voice in the wind that calls to her and what is this new power that’s emerging?
Silenced, everything stood still as time itself held its breath. Neither wind nor sound moved within this moment. Leaves and even birds paused mid flight as they were stopped by an invisible force. From the ground grew long reeds of untamed grass, thick trunks of ancient trees, and shaped bushes. Through the throng, a white pebble path, lined with rocks that emitted a bluish white glow, carved and tamed its way to a gateway of light.
The young girl waited among the growing foliage. She knew what was coming and her excited anticipation flourished with every passing second. Within moments, it appeared. The shadowy form of a man examined her person. The warmth of his manifestation calmed her anxious body and filled her with a sense of familiarity, as he often did.
In the past, it used to be nothing more than a fuzzy, dark impression floating in midair. Now it loomed before her bringing with it a glimpse of another place. Fear and apprehension had long ago flew from her thoughts, but the plague of eternal questions burdened her. She stood firm against the familiar sight, held her breath and waited for the right time to try again to make contact.
Where does he come from? Why am I the only one who can see him? Why did time freeze and what is this new place? she thought. Her urge to discover more increased with every encounter. I must know.
I have many ideas I am developing, including a sequel to my current WIP. One idea I intend to develop is a story entitled, “The Psychic Girl Who Knew too Little”. It’s about a girl who does Tarot and uses intuition to know everything about everyone. Eventually she comes to understand that there is more in the inter workings of life then what she can predict.
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