March 3rd, 2018 9:53 am
Good morning all!
This blog post is dedicated to my young-adult fantasy, EVREN. I am planning on participating in Author Mentor Match – a fabulous opportunity for an aspiring author to be matched up with a mentor. The mentor and mentee work together to get the manuscript ready for submission to potential agents. *Squees*
It’s an amazing opportunity and I cannot get over the support and encouragement I see in the children’s literature world these past few years. There are heaps of contests and opportunities for aspiring authors.
Traveling through Killarney, Ireland
Welcome! My name is Loie Dunn and I am an aspiring young adult fantasy author. I am twenty-six-years old and I live in eastern Canada with my barber and ancient Jack Russell Terrier. Walking on the beach to collect sea glass is one of my favorite activities 🙂
This photo was taken at the Cliffs of Moher where I was visiting one of my best friend’s, Triona. That trip was one of the best I have ever been on. Ireland is so beautiful – it truly is an emerald jewel. The people are so genuine and friendly. Did I mention they have awesome live music at nearly every pub?
I love to travel 😀 I hope to travel more in the future. Paris, Moscow, Africa, and Germany are on my bucket list. Someday …. 😉
Without further ado…. my work-in-progress: young adult fantasy, EVREN…
AKA a seafaring adventure with magic, romance, and friendship!
EVREN follows the dual POV of a young female sea navigator and an elf who has just been promoted as King’s Guard.
We get to follow Evren while she navigates the sea and East, who is learning how to manage his new position while relations become strained with the landwalkers and the sun-fae of Tarkais. East finds it doubly hard when a lovely sun-fae comes to court and asks for his help. Why? Her people are being persecuted.
Evren lives on a poor island, fishing for a living, because she cannot find any navigating jobs. When the handsome and eccentric Captain Sa’av arrives on the island looking for someone to bring him to the sinister Sea Queen’s lair, Evren jumps at the task. Even though Rusalka’s lair is not found with landwalkers eyes, Evren promises Sa’av that she can bring him there.
Evren has a secret: she can navigate the sea without a compass.
What happens when Evren finds out the real reason they are going to Rusalka’s Lair?
An epidemic is sweeping Tarkais and Captain Sa’av is charged with finding an antidote to the sickness that has infected him and more to follow. Evren cannot walk away from this task, especially not when she has begun to fall for the Captain.
Will Rusalka give them the antidote? Evren is uncertain, especially since the Sea Queen has begun to utter death threats over the wind.
There you have it, friends! Thank you for reading. I hope you like my story 🙂
Now to keep editing until Author Mentor Match.