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The route to being a published author definitely isn't something easy. In 2015, I wrote a NaNoWriMo novel that I hope to someday see on a shelf in a bookstore. The traditional route is to submit queries to literary agents, eventually sign with an agent, have the agent...
I bring the intention. They bring the blood.
We both pay for the gift of magic.
– excerpt from voya calling
drafting in progress
Not the Chosen One
YA Caribbean-Inspired High Fantasy
When Zane Blacktip was bitten by the shark God her family takes their name after, she’s marked by more than a bite. It’s considered a rejection by the Gods. Her dreams of being a jewelry maker mean nothing because who would purchase goods from a cursed girl? But when her Moko Jumbie prophetess friend tells a lie to the Crown Prince Bakari, Zane has an opportunity to take advantage of the fib. Drawn into a tangle of increasingly risky tall tales, she’s willing to say anything to get into the royal family’s good graces and shed her cursed status. But to be clear, she is absolutely NOT the chosen one.