I am often drawn to fairytales, humor and historical fiction.
My favorite genre is Middle Grade fantasy. But I read all sorts of books.
I also love a funny or quirky contemporary children’s story.
I like having my mind blown or transported to a far away place.
You can find my dabbles in YA flash fiction at WritersandWallflowers.com:
The Star Gaurdian – fantasy about a girl releasing trapped stars back into the sky
An Outsider – a fictionalized version of my real life experience starting school a week later than everyone else at a new school.
Multilayered – A snapshot of a day in the life of a studying teen in India
You can also find my writing in the magazine The Faithful Creative, Issue 1 and Issue 2 A magazine for believers balancing life, creativity and faith.
My Completed Manuscript:
SECRETS AND STARDUST is a middle grade fantasy adventure with elements of sci-fi in a historical, alternate Earth called Erden.
Nothing bothers twelve-year-old Ella more than secrets. But when family secrets are revealed, she wonders if it had been better to not know anything after all.
Facts about Ella:
She loves hot cocoa with cinnamon
She wishes she was taller
Her best friend is Torin
She loves her heirloom locket necklace
She hates winter
If Laura Ingalls got mixed up with A Wrinkle in Time, I imagined it’d be something like SECRETS AND STARDUST.
-Concept art done by my supportive and talented mother Darlene Franchi-
More ideas are tucked away in my brain, written in notebooks and saved in documents…so many words, such little time.
Hints at some WIP ideas:
-Mermaids, geocachers, and legends in Florida.
-A boy on his family’s apple orchard, lentil-hoarding grandma, and pigs during doomsday.
-A schoolyard legend of a pirate painting that comes to life in a seaside restaurant
-A Florida limestone sinkhole adventure