Urban Fantasy Set in Modern Day Germany (ADHD representation), Seeking Critique Partners and Sensitivity Readers
Avid reader, space enthusiast, and dragon tamer. Writing has been my passion for years. I use words as a method of expression and way to give readers hope.
My writing/editing/reading buddies include a not-so-friendly German Shepherd named Pfeffer, a curious cat named Stiles, and I’m looking into adopting a new bearded dragon.
My favorite genres include but are not limited to all kinds of fantasy, sci-fi of the space opera variety, historical fiction, graphic novels, and select nonfiction and poetry.
Tropes I enjoy:
- Pilots, especially female ones
- Settings written as well as characters
- Disability representation
- Underwater sci-fi
- Con artists
- Susanna Clarke
- Olivia A. Cole
- C. G. Drews
- Victor Hugo
- C. S. Lewis
- Lisa Nicodemus Lyons
- Brandon Sanderson
- J. R. R. Tolkien
- Elizabeth Wein
- Francesca Zappia
I’m not a fan of romance, though I don’t mind the occasional romantic subplot. If you really want me to ship two characters, they must be people first.
Dystopian stories aren’t my thing.
No sex scenes.
Please no excessive swearing (e.g. The Hate U Give).
Astor doesn’t have any friends nearby, and she doesn’t plan on making any new ones. Not when her best friend just left and not when she knows she’s just going to have to move in a year herself. Nobody is more surprised than her when a family outing leads her to hang out with a girl at the local pool. But there’s more to her new friend than her scars or her strange name—Sturm—there’s also her ability to breathe underwater. And Astor wants to know how.
Together, the two girls embark on an adventure in the Black Forest that will change the way Astor views the world forever.
I’m also working on an adult sci-fi (space opera, mystery), which is in draft 2. I would like to contribute to and read more New Adult works.
EDGE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Cory Bailey is used to working alone. She didn’t graduate summa cum laude like the rest of her friends at the Maefeld University, and she’s perfectly fine so long as she doesn’t have to move back to Axis. When a cross-cultural investigation agency offers her an interview the day of her graduation, she jumps at the opportunity, eager to get out across the Solar System.
Assigned Vos Moyn, a colony that lies on the outskirts to Neptune, Cory starts work as a linguist, a translator for the Tchovoroc, the local alien species. Her team’s first big case involves the destruction of an Al’Nath transport vessel. But there’s more to piece together about the various species living on the colony than she could have anticipated when one of passengers may have escaped to the colony. But the time to find him is running out.
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