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DAUGHTER OF A SPIRIT EATER
YA Contemporary Fantasy, 75 000 words
#WriteMentor 2019 winner. Professionally edited.
Tao, seventeen, doesn’t remember her father, but she knows what happened to him through her grandfather’s stories. On Veil Island—where the veil between the spiritual realm and the realm of the living is thinnest—her father nearly destroyed the world. He became obsessed with collecting powers by eating the spiritual energy of the dead, and it turned his soul rotten. Grandfather sacrificed his magic to kill Tao’s father and together they fled to England.
Thirteen years later in present day England, Grandfather is wasting away from his loss of spiritual energy. When Grandfather gifts Tao the last piece of his magic trapped in a locket, it draws her towards the rest of his spiritual energy—towards Veil Island. Tao realises she can use this to find and restore his magic.
Meanwhile, Li, eighteen, is training to become the next Grand Spirit Master of Veil Island. His job is to protect the spirits with his life. Despite being his grandmother’s last resort, Li wants to go to med school and save lives, not stay on an isolated island and protect the dead; he’s just not brave enough to tell her. Instead, he plots to screw up just enough to be sent home.
When Tao arrives, Li sees an opportunity to break free of his obligations. They soon discover that both their grandparents have been lying to them about what happened to Tao’s father…and saving her grandfather could unleash an evil spirit that will destroy both realms, one bite at a time. Together they must find a way to save their grandparents without destroying the spirits in the process.
YA Urban Fantasy, 84,000 words
video Featured on Wattpad 2011 (Rewritten 2017). Professionally edited.
Kelsey, sixteen, can’t resist arguing with her mother, leader of the 21st century witch burners, over the good of magic. When Kelsey discovers her own subtle powers, she joins a bunker for protection and training, and vows to show her mother that not all witches are an abomination.
The fight between good and evil isn’t as black and white as Kelsey had hoped. Although the leader of the evil Bloodwitches is stealing powers for a secret spell, he’s also mysteriously saving lives as well. At the same time, the bunker’s leader is sacrificing innocents in a misguided attempt to keep magic alive. Kelsey can’t decipher the Bloodwitches’ grand plan, or support her mentor, but she’ll need to choose a side in order to save magic.
With ‘safe’ becoming little more than a myth, Kelsey finds an alternative plan: to rip magic from the world. It’s drastic, it’s unforgivable, but it might be the only thing that can save witches from themselves. However, destroying magic will break the spell protecting witches from the witch burners. For once in her life, Kelsey will need to reason—not argue—with her mother that witches can be good people too, or else the stake-burnings will commence.
YA Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian / Paranormal, 72,000 words
#NestPitch 2015 winner, Featured on WatTpad, Ranked #3 in Fantasy.
Sixteen-year-old Ruby has grown up in an isolated village ruled by Seers who execute criminals before they commit their crimes. For rebelling against their strict rules, Ruby faces banishment into the forest of the infected, who have similar psychic abilities that help them catch their prey.
When a Seer sacrifices themselves to protect her, Ruby believes she must have an important future that could help reconnect her village to other surviving settlements. She wages the village’s safety to prove she’s right by breaking through the gates that protect them from the infected. However, the Seer was not on her side and the escape goes horribly wrong, leaving the village in peril.
With her friends risking their lives alongside her, Ruby must find survivors who understand the infection better than her backwards village. She must discover the Seer’s true intentions and learn why she was spared. The psychics’ prophecies might be against her, but there’s still a chance to save her village if Ruby is willing to put the ones she loves before everything she believes in.