I always wanted to be an author, but I never believed I could actually write a whole book. The idea intimidated me, and I didn’t have the confidence to try until my late twenties. I have author Jen Sincero to thank for that, after a friend bought me her book, You Are a Badass, for my birthday. My life changed that year, and I highly recommend it.
When I was 28, I actually finished writing a book! It attracted its publishers in a Twitter event called PitMad, and the actual story was inspired by a dream. The Guidal: Discovering Puracordis was released in April 2022, and the second in the series is coming April 2023. It follows a 16 year old girl who was taken at three years old to be raised in an incredibly strict institute. As she is desperately trying to overcome the challenges of being raised in such an oppressive environment, she discovers something about herself that frightens her, would frighten everyone around her if they ever found out, and is something she would be wanted dead for.
It’s a mixture of near-future, teen angst, and a rollercoaster journey of unpredictability.