True Colors – Editing First Draft
I started writing this in February of 2016 and finished in mid September of 2016.
This is the first book I’ve ever written. Well, the first book where I reached the end of the first draft anyway 😉
Far away in a small town you’ve never heard of; everyone’s personality is determined by the color of their hair. It’s a place where, no matter how hard you may try, you cannot hide who you really are. It’s understandable then that the people of Shano are outraged when head of the town council, Zachariah, appoints Connor – a redheaded, hot tempered, grump – to lead a group of young adults; Astrid, Alina, and clumsy Sawyer to seek out and destroy the prophesied Dark Warrior. Why would Zachariah choose someone as hot headed as Connor to lead this group on such a dangerous mission when they have well trained soldiers who are beyond qualified for such a task?
As the four depart on their journey into The Wild, they all must do their part to help Connor stay on the right path, but with some bumps along the road things don’t go quite as they had expected. With Connor’s hair blackening more and more each day, they begin to lose hope of ever succeeding. Astrid, however, is determined to help Connor overcome his evil in any way she can – at least until she learns some distressing news that would jeopardize their whole mission.
Will they be able to work together to find and destroy The Dark Warrior? Or will petty arguments and disagreements get in the way of their mission?
Painting Away the Darkness – Editing First Draft
Painting Away the Darkness is the sequel to True Colors, but right now they’re both combined as one. I’m in the editing stage for both of them at present and I am hoping to have them published some time in 2018.
“There used to be four of us… Now I’m alone.”
It’s been a year since Astrid, Connor, Sawyer, and Alina set out into The Wild to destroy The Dark Warrior – only to discover too late he was Connor himself.
Since then Astrid has been living alone; too ashamed of her failure to keep Connor in the light to return to Shano and face Zachariah. She decided to settle down in The Wild for the rest of her days, but when she receives a message of utmost urgency from Alina and Sawyer, she doesn’t hesitate to return to the aid of her friends.
Meanwhile, Connor has a thirst for vengeance and is ready to return to Shano in search of an old relic – The Eagle’s Flame – which will give him the remaining power he needs to destroy the old town he once called home and everyone in it – especially Astrid.
Connor is coming. Everyone is busy trying to think of a way to kill The Dark Warrior, but Astrid doesn’t believe he is all that dark and is determined to guide him back to the light.
Will Astrid be able to save Connor before the others kill him – or worse – before he kills them?
This is a book I started writing in November of 2015 and I haven’t worked on it since. I reached over 5,000 words on this and I do hope to continue it someday.
I don’t have a blurb for this one, but basically it’s about a crazy guy who’s banishing everyone in Kreplach and then this other guy Alastair is trying to figure out why… That’s about all I can think to say about it. XD
NaNo Novel for 2016
This story is set in the 1800’s and is about a respectable young lady named Lillian and her family. Her brother went missing 11 years prior to when this story takes place. Lillian becomes secretly engaged, knowing that her parents would disapprove as the man she loves is beneath her.
When shame befalls upon her family, they decide to move away. In this new city, Lillian finds clues to her long lost brother’s whereabouts and begins to wonder if she may have a chance to see him again after all.
I have put this book aside for now because I wasn’t enjoying it. Maybe someday I will come back to it again 😉
Chain Breaker – Currently being written
This is my first book with a Christian theme and I am super excited about it! You can read the post I made about this book by clicking here
All his childhood years Jairus dreamed of becoming a soldier of the king and now his dream has finally come true.
The training proves to be more difficult than he imagined it would be and on his worst days, he can’t help but wonder why he wanted to be a soldier in the first place. His friend, a servant girl of the palace, helps him to stay focused on the good and to keep pressing on. Catarina is his one joy in life and it isn’t long before their friendship blossoms into something so much deeper.
When Jairus goes away with the company to aid a neighboring kingdom in battle, he sees for the first time just how violent and terrifying war is. The sight of people dying, the sound of the gunfire, the cries for mercy are all almost too much to bear and when he returns, Catarina finds him much changed.
Not long after their return from battle, Jairus’ general discovers the love he and Catarina have for one another and urges Jairus to end things with her, worried that this love will prove to be a distraction from his duties as a soldier. However Jairus will not hear of it – he loves her and he intends to marry her whether his general approves or not.
The unexpected happens and Jairus watches his true love die in his arms. Too angry to go on serving the king, he resigns as a soldier and finds himself on the run, trying to avoid punishment for a crime he didn’t commit.
Now a wandering, wanted man, he becomes a poor, broken soul with no hope and nothing to live for.
In the end, a new friend helps Jairus to find Light in the darkness.