By day I spend my time behind a computer reading regulatory documents (also known as bland writing with no excitement). By night I can be found reading, working on edits for critique partners, writing my next story, or chilling with family. I write romance and middle grade. When I first started writing I fell in love with romance, but recently (thanks to my tween daughter) I decided to try something new. She came up with an idea about half-mermaids and we ran with it. Together we brainstormed, outlined, and made Pinterest boards then I took the ideas and turned them into a book.
I love to see just about anything from fantasy to romance, magic and lore. I’m not a big sci-fi heavy on space and tech fan, but if the story is good, I’ll give it a shot. Adventure stories are fun and I love a good character with flaws.
I won’t read anything with rape.
For Kit Sunbridge’s thirteenth birthday her dream to spend the summer as a mermaid will become reality. If only she’d known her wish come true was more like her worst nightmare. As soon as she arrives in the underwater world of Asana her merman dad drops the news that he and her mom are getting a divorce.
When a new friend starts talking of ways to force a merperson to stay on land Kit knows exactly how to keep the divorce from happening. Except she should have taken time to gain more knowledge about the merpeople of Asana. After cursing her dad to land, Kit learns that Asanians die when they can’t live freely in the ocean.
Kit must find a way to reverse the death sentence she’s placed on her dad. Because if she knows anything, its that divorce is far better than not having him around at all.
I was finally going to be a real mermaid. Me. Kit Sunbridge. I’d been dreaming of this moment since our dad told us he was a merman when we were four. Sure, I was young, and people say no one ever remembers what happens that young. But seriously, how does someone forget they are half-mermaid? They don’t. It’s not possible.
My bright pink sundress, which I hated but Mom insisted I needed something girly, hung on a hanger waiting for me to slip it on over my swimsuit. What Mom didn’t know wouldn’t hurt, so I skipped the sundress for a pair of shorts and my favorite t-shirt with a yellow chick holding a paint pallet that said “Art Chick”. In exactly nineteen minutes and twenty-two…twenty-one seconds I’d not only get to see Dad, who I hadn’t seen in months, but I’d be going to the underwater world of Asana for the summer.
“I’m going to meet Dad at the beach,” I shouted as I stumbled down the hall slinging my backpack full of drawing stuff over my shoulder. When crickets chirped louder than Mom, I detoured from the living room through the kitchen and into the hall toward her office.
“No. You’re going to tell her. This is your decision, not mine.” Mom’s voice squeaked through the crack in the door. Who was she talking to? And what about?
I raised my hand to knock when the phone banged against what I assumed was her wooden desk. “Sure, okay. Love you, honey. See you in a few weeks for your birthday.”
“Right. Umm…Mom, who…” I peeped inside only to find mom’s back to me as she scrolled through some website on the computer.
“Oh.” She jumped and looked over her shoulder. “I didn’t realize you were there.”
Even though I didn’t have Mom’s permission, I pushed the door open. “Who were you talking to just now?”
I’m currently working on brainstorming a new magic idea set in New Orleans (I think). The MC finds a book with a word attached to everyone in town.When that word is spoken something horrible happens to that person. The MC must destroy the book before it destroys her town.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!