YA Fantasy - LGBT+, Pirates, Magic, F/F
I write a lot of queer YA stories about grand adventures or humorous teens.
If I’m not doing that, I’m probably at the gym, training jiu-jitsu, or spending too much money and coffee and sweets.
I love YA. All about YA. Give me YA.
Open to all genres, but if you make me laugh, I’m especially down.
Random things I love to see: F/F relationships, cats, dark characters, books that push boundaries, martial arts, combat sports, romance, anything that may remind me of anime/manga
I’ll pass on: incest, rape and sexual assault used to shape a character, killing off/putting only your gay characters through hell, anything that uses discrimination and harassment as a learning experience, super religious books (I’m A-OK with religious and spiritual characters, but don’t make me feel like I need more Jesus in my life), over-sexualizing your female protagonist in a way that no one would ever think about themselves
Cassandra figured she’d be killed by a pirate. She never thought she’d join a pirate crew. With the ability to read and see magic, she’s one of the few able to find the long-lost Heaven Chest. This makes her invaluable to pirates, and puts her family in incredible danger. Her only hope of protecting them is a deal she makes with the notorious pirate captain, Elizabeth Rose.
Captain of the Black Thorn, Elizabeth never planned to take a cold, deadly, land-locked girl aboard her ship. But Cassandra’s magical affinity is the only way she’ll be able to gain revenge for the family the deadly pirate known as the Shadow Prince burned to the ground.
Thrown into a seafaring journey toward survival and magic, both Cassandra and Elizabeth are pushed to their limits against the Shadow Prince’s terrifying cursework. Between the corrupt Navy, warring pirates, and even towering sea monsters, the quest for the treasure beyond dreams feels a lot more like a nightmare. Not to mention the worst horror of all: falling in love with each other.
My parents wept the day I learned to read, because they knew it meant I was doomed to die. They tried to think of ways to protect me, or at least delay the inevitable. We live in a small village on an island at the edge of the Isles, the forgotten land masses off the richer mainland, where crime is far more apparent and less regulated. My parents knew the obscurity and security of our home, however good it was, would never be enough. So they made sure I learned some forms of self-defense.
For years, it was enough.
For years, I was safe.
Until, with one simple lapse of judgement, I was not.
And word got out there is a girl, far off on an isle with little monetary riches, who can read.
Not normal conversational language. That would be nothing out of the ordinary, especially here on Isla Tinta, where knowledge is a mandatory pursuit, facts and works are our currency, and libraries are essential in every home. The issue is not merely that I can read.
The issue is that I can read magic.
I was five years old when I first did, and suddenly my irises were rimmed in gold, a gold of stories, not quite right for this world. A small promise that something more is out there, just waiting to be freed.
It’s definitely pretty queer. So that needs to be something my CP can support.
I’ll also try to make you laugh. My mom admitted I’m funny like one time, so it’s an okay chance it’ll happen.
A rom com about a girl just trying to get the first lesbian kiss of her dreams with the help of advice letters given from her sister.
A comedic YA magical realism kind of book in which 17-yr-old Felicia Riley gets a second chance at life through making a bet with a personified, pansexual, and endearing but annoying Death.
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!