My agent is in the midst of finding the right editor for my YA Epic Fantasy titled WHERE SHADOWS LIE. The plot:
Forced to murder his father, a part-demon prince flees home and heritage to find a new life. But when a human girl steals his heart, his demons threaten to leave her world a bloody, barren wasteland. Now, the only way to stop them is to embrace his heritage after all.
The first 250 words:
He could easily end it. Summon a demon, let it devour the Queen, and enjoy a peaceful supper without her scouring him for imperfection. The servants would probably applaud him.
Summoning a demon? No problem. Stop it from slaughtering everyone including himself, well…that might be a challenge.
“I trust gloves were worn during your preparation?”
The Prince tensed. His long, black cape pulled lightly against his shoulders as the Queen examined it. Her gentle tone was poison nectar—sweet to the ears, deadly if believed. But no matter what she tried, he wouldn’t show her anything. “Yes, Mother.”
The Prince kept his eyes forward. He usually found the dark, stone walls of his room comforting. Now they stood as ominous giants, trapping him with her.
The Queen released his cape and circled around to face him, her heels clicking against the stone floor. A few of the ten servants flinched at the noise as though her shoes were pounding hammers. The servants remained stiffly lined against the far wall, their eyes locked on the Queen as she prowled around him, inspecting his preparation. One mistake was all it took to summon her cruelty.
She stooped down, looking over his boots. “Did anyone speak to you?”
Still with that gentle tone. Did she really think he could be disarmed so easily? She had to be testing him. “Why would a commoner dare speak to me?”
The manuscript is complete at 88,000 words. If you want to know more, read this post here. Check this page to stay posted on all the news.
September 2012: I won first place with WHERE SHADOWS LIE in the YA manuscript category for the 2012 League of Utah Writers writing contest—a statewide competition!
December 2012: I was selected to participate as a mentee in the final round of Pitch Wars.
May 2013: I took WHERE SHADOWS LIE to the LDStorymakers Conference and live-pitched an agent and she requested a full manuscript to consider.
Current: I am currently represented by Michelle Witte of Mansion Street Literary Management. After thorough revisions we are currently submitting the novel to editors to hopefully find it a publishing home!