I was invited to participate in an anthology. It would be my first such collaboration. The stories all had to contain a dragon, of some sort, and this was not something I was used to writing about. Still, I thought I would give it a shot. I love the idea of trying new things and I especially love adding to my backlist.
The first story idea petered out quickly. I have no idea if I'll ever revisit it. That left me with nothing. That is, until one night, when an idea showed up and I was off and writing. Interestingly, I found myself, at the end of that effort, with a YA dragon short story. Both YA and fantasy were new for me and, I have to say, I absolutely love this story.
Dragonmarsh opens with seventeen-year-old Remi Drake arriving at her ancestral estate. Despite her vivid imagination, the place seems to offer her little in the way of entertainment or distraction. That is the point, however, given that she has been whisked away from home by her distraught mother, who will do anything to keep Remi out of juvenile hall. An ancient family estate, a teenage girl who feels banished from the world, a mysterious book, and a very strange old man. What could go wrong?
Dragonmarsh is one of six stories in A Horde of Dragons, along with other original stories by Ellie Lieberman, Kindra Sowder, Raven Williams, Jena Baxter, and Guy Donovan. It releases July 1, 2016 and makes a milestone for me in many ways!
Sweet reads and sweet dreams!