I’ve been working on two novels at once, which has me thinking about fiction writing in general, and I’ll have some things to say about that. I’d love to hear from you about these topics.
The two novels are related but aren’t exactly part of a series. They’re both set in a little kingdom that’s just a stone’s throw away from California if you know about the gateway.
One is Sliver Buckshot. Thirteen-year-old Princess Flavia meets the world’s most irritating boy five minutes before her own servants try to murder her. He helps hide her—she needs the help because her polio left her with weak legs—and now she’s stuck with him, especially because he received a not in her own handwriting telling him what to do. If only she could remember!
This is a Ruritanian romance, or, if you prefer, an urban fantasy thriller with teen characters but aimed at adult readers.
I’m having a open beta review period for Silver Buckshot. The complete review draft is available here. Please take a look and tell me what you think (even if you only get partway through).
Wolf in the Manger
The other novel is Wolf in the Manger, set in 1957. Seven-year-old Louisa Maréchal is one of six children attacked by a werewolf on the same night. She becomes a werewolf, along with three of her fellow victims, and now she’s a werewolf. Abandoned by her family, she’s taken in by an old man who has also adopted two vampire children.
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