‘I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly: ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’
-Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Isn’t life an adventure?
If you would have asked me five years ago (heck, even ONE year ago) where I thought I would be today, I could never in my wildest dreams have guessed what the real answer was going to be.
But before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s go back a bit.
I started writing Alice almost exactly a year ago. One of my 2016 resolutions was to commit to FINISH writing one of my WIPs and not shelve it. It was a test of dedication, determination, and courage.
Through the support and encouragement of my amazing husband, children, and friends, I was able to FINALLY complete a first draft. And you know what? It was pretty damn good (if I do say so myself). Rough, but good. So I started revising. And editing. And cursing. And editing some more. Then I passed it out to a couple of beta readers.
AND THEY LIKED IT.
So I decided to pursue publication. And without going into the finer details (I’ll be posting a whole blog just on this later), I’m proud to say that by August, I was signing a contract with my AMAZING publisher Pen Name Publishing to debut Alice with a tentative release of June 2017.
We’ve been working hard since then building an author platform, designing covers, and editing to perfection, but very VERY soon I will be a published author. (Oh the FEELS!)
But I am so excited to share Alice with you, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek! So here you have it!
ALICE is the first novel in THE WANDERLAND CHRONICLES series. It is a YA dark fantasy with an apocalyptic twist on Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in Wonderland.
Intrigued? I hope so! Read on for more.
Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be torn from Alice forever. She’ll be momerath.
Chasing a rumor about a mysterious doctor with a cure, Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath Territory to find the antidote- if it exists. With everything to lose, Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wanderland where ravenous momerath aren’t the only danger lurking. Without Dinah to rely on, Alice must use her survival skills to navigate the perils that await. If she can, she might make it out of Wanderland, and back to Dinah, alive.
Riddled with contemporary spins on Carroll’s beloved work, The WANDERLAND CHRONICLES thrusts Alice headfirst into a world filled with hungry momerath, an infuriating ally, conspiracy theories, and last but not least, a cold and calculating Queen. Will she save her sister, or will she be late for a VERY important date? Only time will tell.
I would, but, Spoilers, and all that. So instead, I’ll give you monthly updates until the release of Alice, when you can get your very own copy and find out!
Until then, Happy Reading, and of course:
WELCOME TO WANDERLAND!
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