For anyone interested in my current projects, here’s a post completely dedicated to shameless plugging of my own work. Yay!
Flynn–A 16-year-old orphan is asked to take her parents’ place and lead the kingdom against a vicious race of Warlocks, but she doubts her abilities and fears that Prince Aramor may just be using her to save his own skin. (YA epic fantasy, ages 13-18, about 430 pages–Book I)
On Campus–Neurotic small-town girl Lex Kendal goes to college under duress, and must survive this new life (and her own obsessive personality) with the help of an eclectic band of friends: a matchmaking womanizer who won’t date; an angst-ridden tomboy; a young man obsessed with cereal; a self-proclaimed ex-Federal agent turned college student; and of course, That Mysterious Cute Guy. (YA graphic novel/series, ages 13-18, scripting stage)
Grace–Riased in the quiet, upper-middle-class Midwest, 14-year-old Tracy begins to realize that her family’s quirks aren’t as innocent as she supposed. Her sister Grace’s happiness hangs in the balance. (Novella, crossover YA/adult lit, 18,000 words)
24 Rolls of Charmin–An unusual glimpse into the harrowing world of TPing in small Midwestern Towns. (Humor, 2,150 words)
Unnamed Sci Fi Project–Why has 17-year-old Allie been arrested and whisked away to a mysterious reform school? What does the government want with her? It has something to do with her altered genetics, but most people her age were genetically altered in the womb–what’s different about her? (YA, ages 13-18, drafting stage)
So there they are. I’ve got other ideas bumping around in the old head, but these are the only ones clearly formed.
I’m starting to envision another novel, this one a sci-fi or sci-fantasy about a 35-year-old couple who spent their younger years enforcing justice in a sparsely-colonized area of their planet. Years later, retired from that hectic life and parents to a five-year-old son, they question things about their love and their marriage for the first time. As their home grows more unstable, a new threat rises on the planet and they are drawn into their old battles against their will, determined to protect their family but unsure how when even their love is falling apart. (This is literally all I have. I don’t even know what the threat is yet…but I do know whether they stay together in the end or whether she goes back to her old lover!)
Any comments, ideas, suggestions, requests to see excerpts on my blog? (Hey don’t look at me like that–I can pretend my ideas are that interesting if I want to!)