BioYA fantasy featuring difficult female protagonists overcoming barriers and fighting for a better world.
Subgenres range from future dystopian, contemporary/urban dark, supernatural/paranormal and Celtic-inspired Otherworld. Plus some horror-rom-com just to mix things up. Inspired by YA greats including Brenna Yovanoff, Kendare Blake, Melissa Marr, Cassandra Clare, Kelley Armstrong and Holly Black.
I started life as that one super weird little kid obsessed with stories and really, not much has changed. Picture a chubby, bespectacled eight year old dashing around the playground hollering battlecries from Redwall and creating urban legends about witches in the back wood and fairies in the snow melt.
I'm still in love with words, blades, battle and heroism, and working hard to tell diverse, complex and empowering feminist stories. Won a few writing awards as a teen and had big dreams of publishing. Then I went away to university, got a job, and started living in the real world. Years later, I've decided to quit the real world and go back to fantasy land. Come with me?
I write stories, freelance and record audiobook narration while wandering Scotland, Cornwall & the Pacific Northwest. My debut novel, Blind the Eyes, is a YA dystopian fantasy. Teaser: When hope kills and dreams are deadly, your only chance for survival is to obey...but the only way to live is to rebel
Cole would do anything to shake her reputation as a failure - but when she indulges her forbidden fascination with the dead, she discovers she's not the one that's broken, and the only way to stop the dying is to start being herself.
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When the cost of failure is death, disobedience isn't an option.
In a drowned city where hope kills and dreams are deadly, all haunted outcast Cole wants is to be the perfect Tower drone. She's finally on the verge of erasing her failure once and for all when a charismatic rebel derails her plans and exposes the dark secret at the heart of her drowned homeland.
With the dead piling up at every turn, the race is on to untangle the lies, take back her choices, and stop the dying before the nightmares eat her alive.
Ghosts, monsters, and magic in a post-apocalyptic city. YA dark fantasy. 90,000 words. Now available for preorder at all major ebookstores (on sale June 1).
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