Middle Grade Magical Realism - Dreams, Nightmares & Classic Hollywood-era Glamour
I’m writing a middle grade novel set in a world where dreams and nightmares are created.
Editing is my favorite part of the writing process and I’d love to connect with others who are in the revising stage.
I’ve worked as a journalist, written short humor pieces for the internet and now write middle grade fiction. I love world-building, character voices, and humor.
Outside of writing, I enjoy hiking, yoga & watching sitcoms.
I feel naked if I don’t have a book in my bag. I read across genres, and love books with strong voices and humor.
Kidlit: Judy Blume, Louis Sachar (Sideways Stories From Wayside School), Gordon Kormon
Adult Reads: Contemporary
High fantasy stories with intense magic systems
It takes a great imagination to turn a dream into a nightmare and back into a dream, but Ramona doesn’t know that yet. All she knew were nightmares.
Ten-year-old Ramona stood center stage with her brother Rhys. For once, the siblings weren’t plotting or squabbling. There was so much action around them that they didn’t need to create any of their own.
The props master handed out swords and eye patches for the pirate scene, nearly impaling the lead actor when he thrust the sword with too much gusto. In a few flourishes, a makeup artist transformed an actor into a zombie-pirate. Larkin, the costume designer, laced up an actress’ leather boots.
Everyone was working together to turn the Hippocampus stage, reserved for dream productions, into a set for a secret nightmare production. It was almost as mesmerizing as a nightmare performance itself.
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