I figured introducing myself would be a good place to start. As you probably already know, I am the author of Sapphire. I was inspired to write it out of my love for fairy tales and books with fantasy, adventure and romance. I began writing Sapphire in high school and finished it a year and half later. It has been about 5 years since I scribbled the first page down during Spanish class. I never imagined that it would one day be published. Writing a book is no easy feat but that feeling that I needed to get the story in my head on paper was a driving force. When I reached that final page and wrote "the end," I couldn't believe it! I had written a novel! But of course, the process did not end there...it was time for tons of editing and then onto the lovely task of querying agents--all of which I will write about later on.
If you are wondering what Sapphire is about, it follows the story of a girl named Layla. It has a fairy tale feel with the elements of a coming-of-age novel. It is great for anyone who loves young adult books with romance, adventure and of course, flawed characters (who likes the perfect ones anyway??) If you are a fan of Kiera Cass's The Selection or Kristin Cashore's Fire, this may be the book for you! You can find more information on Sapphire here.
A little more about me that has nothing to do with writing...I am originally from Miami, FL and I really miss it! Last year I graduated from Florida State University with a BS in psychology (GO NOLES!) and have moved on to University of Montana for a Master's in counseling. Florida to Montana was a huge change but I have now been able to enjoy the change in seasons and the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. It is crazy how just going on a hike inspires my writing. I love it!
Well that's just a little bit about me! I hope you enjoy the new site. If you have any questions, comments or just want to discuss Sapphire, feel free to email me. I would be more than happy to hear from you!
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