YA Spec Fiction - Short Stories and Novels - Magic, Myth and Fairy Tales
I write YA. I love working with magical realism and fairy tale retelling. Mostly I think of myself as a novel writer – but I’ve spent the last six months working on YA short stories. I’m not a beginner, but neither am I published (yet!)
In my non-writing life I’m the mother of twins and work as a non-profit community organizer.
Patrick Rothfus – The Name of the Wind, Laini Taylor – Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Maggie Stiefvater – The Raven Cycle, Leigh Bardugo – The Grisha, N.K.Nemisin – Inheritance, Alex London – Black Wings Beating
Violence against women
Brigid is fifteen, still trying to figure out who she wants to be, and her mom isn’t helping. When her mom accepts a photo assignment that takes them to remote Northern Vancouver island to try and fight the oil tankers crossing the Salish Sea and threatening the coast, Brigid must find allies and bridge the gap between locals and environmental protestors, and connect with the Spirits of Water in this magical place, and attempt to save the coast from disaster.
I have four books drafted in a six book YA series, plus a dozen short stories – in various states of readiness (some are being submitted, some are still rough drafts)
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