Longtime reader, longtime writer for fun, and I am now just getting serious about my writing career. I have a bachelors degree in Psychology, and currently work in a children’s inpatient psych ward. Fortunately, I work night shift which gives me plenty of time to write/read.
I write primarily YA, but have ventured into the adult realm once or twice. Fantasy is my favorite to write/read. And while I do enjoy thoroughly enjoy romance, there has to be other elements to the plot besides the romance.
I am originally from upstate NY (Yes, there’s a whole state above the city. Who knew??) but now currently living in Virginia!
When I’m not working, writing, or reading, I watch netflix, play dungeons and dragons with friends as well as other nerdy table top games.
I hope we are a good CP match!
I love to read anything that has good adventure with some crazy plot twists thrown in that make me put the book down and scream for a second. I love magical worlds that have great world-building and interesting magic.
Also romances that make me swoon and my cold heart tingle is always a plus.
Hard Nos…I don’t think I have any. I’m open to anything really.
Thalia can remember all her past lives. Her first mother’s lilting voice, the bouncing curls of a sister from 1840’s London, the brutal cold of Russia from the 1500’s. As a reincarnationist, she’s lived over a hundred lives. And she’s not alone.
By her side she’s always had her soul match, Roran. Her companion through it all, somehow always able to find each other in every life. She’s bound to Roran, but she also has The Society. An organization that is made up of other reincarnationists, most importantly the closest person to a mother she’s ever had, Alis—the founder of The Society.
While she has everything she could dream of, a loving fiancé, meaningful friendships, a spot in the history program at Stanford, Thalia still feels an emptiness inside her she can’t explain. The terrible grief of past lives plagues her wherever she goes. Roran, her closest confidant, brushes off her feelings as ridiculous. She thinks she’s alone in her grief, until she meets Enoch. A mysterious person who she could swear she’s met in a past life but can’t remember who he is. But Thalia can remember everyone from the past, why not him? Pulling her across the globe to visit old tombs, and forgotten pasts, he reveals a secret that she never could have imagined in a thousand lives. A secret that’s gotten her killed in past lives, and could in this life too.
For all the countless mothers I had before my life as Sarah Mason, Maggie wasn’t the smartest or the prettiest, but she had heart.
“Sarah?” She said to me, her hand waving in my face, “Are you listening to me?”
I blinked, and shook my head, lost in a faraway memory, “I’m sorry, what did you say?” A distant melody thrummed through my mind, beckoning me away from my family before me seated at the dinner table.
“Are you going to be able to visit again before spring break?” Her brows creased with worry; her blue eyes full of concern. “I was hoping that we could make it to the lake once more before you graduated.”
“No, I’m not going to be able to. Remember, I have that trip to London?” As much as I loved the quiet and calm lake we visited since I was four, I looked forward to this overseas trip since I was a freshman at Stanford. Now a senior, my entire year was shaped around the two month long trip the specialized history program took.
“Right. Right. How could I forget?” She offered an embarrassed smile and took a sip of her dark red wine that she drank every Christmas dinner. “I’m so proud of you. How much you’ve accomplished.”
I smiled and nodded, returning to my dinner. That’s what happens when you can remember every single past life, you exceed in most of your classes, especially history, which is what I chose to major in at Stanford. I’d been to college more than a few times, and while I always liked to try new things, history always called to me. Something about studying and reading things I already lived through created a nostalgic feeling that I craved. Like going home. A home that was ever-changing. A home I continued to grasp for.
I have a completed YA fantasy written that I’ve queried in the past. I also have a few unfinished works that will never see the light of day.
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