I am in the revision process for my YA paranormal mystery, “Ask the Girl”. I am actively seeking a partner who is available to correspond weekly. I would like someone willing to do a whole book critique with me.
My short/tweet book synopsis:
Nobody believes 16 y/o Lila’s warnings that her 15 y/o sister Rose is possessed by Katy’s ghost. Imprisoned in a loop by demons, Katy discovers she was murdered and must find a way to set herself free. In order to save Rose’s life, Lila and Rose must help Katy find her murderer, which is Katy’s sister.
A little about me:
I love to read and have read everyday since I could read. I’ve been writing since I was 12 but only seriously began writing when I was thirty. Currently, I teach English as a second language online to children in Europe, China (Asia). I love this job I accidently found because I learn so much about children from around the world and I get to teach them about my corner of the world. I’m an active member of SCBWI. I’ve not been published for my children books –yet!– but I’ve been published for my non-fiction Interior Design writing — (I have a BA in Interior Design, and no please don’t ask for decorating advice because I no longer do this nor like doing this anymore) — articles through websites such as About.com, ehow.com, and Lovetoknow.com. As well as been published in a couple of magazines.
I look forward to meeting you and reading your book! Best, K
I like it all! My favorite reads are fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal, mysteries, thrillers, some romance (particularly rom com) and action/adventure.
I like unusual and unexpected characters and novels that leave me wondering long afterwards.
No mushy, gushy romance like Romeo and Juliet please.
Don’t care for child sexual abuse scene descriptions. I’m okay with reading a story of a character who was abused I just don’t want the details.
No picture books please.
I believe every person experiences three deaths.
The first is when the body stops working.
The second is when you’re sent to your grave.
The third is in the future when the last person who remembers you dies and speaks your name no more.
My father has died twice but still lives on in my heart. But this doesn’t comfort me.
I pressed my forehead against the cold glass as I stared out the car window. Trees and buildings whizzed by sending a wave of nausea through my body. I inhaled deeply pushing it back along with deep ache of loss. No more late-night movies. No more corny jokes about how I’m not allowed to date. No more childhood home as the car pulled onward to our new lives in Parkville with my aunt and uncle.
I am working on another YA psychological thriller (just started 1st draft). I have a chapter book I’m very close to finishing. One middle grade fantasy, one sci-fi YA and one YA fantasy – these are at different stages and not sure I will complete them.
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