YA horror writer seeking critique partners or beta readers
Hello! I’m Ley, a 33-year-old writer located in Nova Scotia. I write horror & fantasy YA novels inspired by what I love — monsters and urban decay, faerytales and mythology, cyberpunk and circuses, and more. I am also a watercolour (& sometimes digital) artist & art YouTuber.
My favourite authors include Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, Victoria Schwab, Dawn Kurtagich, Amy Lukavics, Courtney Alameda, Kendare Blake, Lisa Mantchev, Simon Logan, & Clive Barker. I also have a Goodreads profile if you’d like to add me as a friend!
I am not interested in contemporary.
(This query is itself a WIP)
Seventeen-year-old Analiese Merrick knows the legend of Bryant Island. She knows of its sanatorium-turned-asylum, closed after years of patient torture and neglect at the hands of staff. She knows its rumors — that the island is haunted, or cursed. But when her photography teacher gives an assignment on urban decay, she knows this is her chance.
Once on the island, nothing is as expected. The town wasn’t closed up — it was abandoned. A strange boy warns her to leave before it’s too late — but it already is. Ravenous monsters lurk the empty streets. A shadowy woman threatens Analiese’s life. The only bridge off the island has disintegrated into nothingness.
Analiese didn’t believe in urban legends. If only she did.
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