Preview Snow Globe Travelers (SGT)

This week, I dove into developmental edits on Snow Globe Travelers (SGT), a middle-grade sci-fi portal/multiverse story I’m preparing for submissions. As of this morning, edits are about 35% complete!

As the final draft of Snow Globe Travelers emerges, my excitement grows. Working on this story over the past several years has been a process of personal transformation that has improved my ability to reach out and connect with others – an answered prayer. I look forward to sharing this special story with all of you.

Since the road of queries and submissions is long, I will be sharing the first chapter of Snow Globe Travelers in an upcoming quarterly newsletter. So if you want to take a peek, sign up and be on the lookout for a preview of it in mid-September.

To all of you who have supported me, encouraged me, or invested your time to provide feedback and guidance, thank you. It means the world to me.

About Snow Globe Travelers

Twelve-year-old Sarah Ann Reisende and her mother travel to Vienna for the Genuss Festival Food Fair. There she discovers a mysterious shop where the snow globes connect to other worlds. But devastating consequences follow when she drops one of the globes.

Venturing into a new world for help, Sarah becomes the target of Malvine, a genetically-engineered warrior with an army of eight-foot-tall carnivorous plant hybrids. Malvine wants access to the shop and has the means to force her to comply.

Will Sarah prevail and find the answers she seeks?

Snow Globe Travelers is the first book in a four book middle-grade series featuring themes of hope, self-worth, love, and redemption. Aimed at ages 10-12.

NaNoWriMo 2017

November is NaNoWriMo! This will be my second year (third, if you count participating in Camp NaNoWriMo the year before last). I have yet to ‘win’, but I will not stop trying!

For those who may not know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month.  It is a challenge for writers to crank out fifty thousand words during the month of November. Succeeding means you win.  While there aren’t any glamorous prize packages, there are discounts offered to winners and, of course, there is the sense of accomplishment.  If you are interested in giving it a go, sign up on their website here. (Feel free to add me as a buddy, search for kabc.)

This year, my goal is to draft the second book in my middle-grade science fiction series!

If you are wondering what happened to the first book, I will be finalizing edits in December.  There are a couple of contests that prevent me from sharing more on social media. However, in my first official newsletter going out in December, I will be sharing a sneak peek from one of the chapters, deep in the first book.  Be sure to sign up before then, and, as a thank you for subscribing, you’ll also get a free copy of my flash fiction story, “Rocket City”.

Sign up for my newsletter here.

I’m off to burrow into my hobbit hole and get some serious writing done.