A young fairy discovers Fairyland is not quite what she’s been taught to believe. Betrothed to a popular, successful fairy man, Laria is expected to adhere to the social mores she can’t quite understand. She should take advantage of her associations to increase her position among her people. Instead, Fate takes a hand in her life. Fate—not some myth her people were right to abandon, but a living being more and less powerful than Laria could have imagined—calls Laria to do what no one else can: Save Fairyland and all the worlds created.
Can she save her people? Should she even try to save a people who have done so much harm?
It will take all Laria’s courage to discover the path laid out for her since before her birth, and discover who has committed everything to stopping her.
I am currently working on a fantasy novel, tentatively entitled Envisioned Exile, which will introduce Laria and show how she discovers Fate’s will for her life. Intended to be the first book in a trilogy, Envisioned Exile will introduce readers to Fairyland, show the dangers Laria faces, and follow her attempts to face those dangers to their dramatic conclusion.
This is my first novel, both in the sense that it is the first I hope to publish and because it was the first novel I ever tried to write. This novel started from a short story I wrote when I was seventeen. It took me five years—through the births of my three children—of writing, revising, re-writing and revising to decide I didn’t have the skill to do the story justice.
Nine years later, I’ve taken the story up again. I’ve re-plotted the story, weaving in darkness and previously underdeveloped characters, and am drafting the new version. I hope to have a readable (though, not publishable) draft by the end of the year. I would love to have it done sooner, but with graduate school and my business and everything else, it’s just not happening as quickly as I’d like.
So, what projects are you working on?