Whimsical Halloween Middle Grade Fantasy
I am a Ravenclaw who loves chocolate, popcorn, books, and dogs! I’ve been writing since elementary school; I’m currently writing middle grade and loving it. As an AMM round 7 hopeful, I’m hoping to meet other writerly people and learn as much as possible!
My project is a spooky middle grade fantasy set in a world of Halloween. I adore the fast pace of middle grade and it feels so freeing. Halloween/Fall is my favorite time of year and I’ve found it so fun to create a fantasy surrounding it.
I love reading and watching movies. I love Harry Potter, Marvel, and Lord of the Rings movies. Binge watching tv shows is something I do regularly! Some favorites are: Carnival Row, The Masked Singer, Dexter, The Mandalorian, Below Deck, Vanderpump Rules, Umbrella Academy, and Good Mythical Morning. Cooking is my nemesis.
I’m looking forward to new writing friends!
I love reading whimsical, fun fantasies and twisty thrillers–any combination between the two is my favorite! I love a good morally grey character, twisty/intricate plots, and immersive worlds.
Favorite Books: Nevermoor, Percy Jackson, House of Salt and Sorrows, Caraval
Favorite Authors: Ruth Ware, Alexa Donne, Rick Riordan
I don’t really have any hard no’s. I think I would be able to be most helpful for fantasies or mysteries/thrillers. I’m not the biggest fan of love triangles in general (though there are always exceptions) or amnesia as a plot device.
The morning of Halloween, twelve-year-old Riley Frizzell could not be more excited to throw on her costume and douse herself with glitter. But somehow, she accidentally lands herself in Shady Hollow, a land filled with magic. Compared to the boring building her parents recently forced her to move into, Shady Hollow is the best place she’s ever been. Riley is the first newcomer to this spooky town in years, which can only mean one thing: the magical clock tower that is the barrier between the two worlds has been tampered with.
Currently, I’m focused on writing middle grade fantasies with some spooky/thriller/paranormal elements. I’m drafting another middle grade fantasy while I wrap up revisions on The Twelfth Hour. I do love young adult thrillers/fantasies and adult thrillers and have ideas/outlines for future projects.
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