Dear friends and family:
Maybe, in the last two and a half years, you’ve asked me “What are you working on?” or “What do you like to do?”
If you have, I’ve probably said something like “Well, I’m trying to write a book…” after which which I would try to explain what it was about with varying levels of detail, clarity, and awkwardness.
But now, I get to tell you: it’s done! After two and a half years, four grades, two drafts, something over 150,000 words, and much writing growth, it’s done. (About the 150,000—don’t worry, the final book is under 67,000 words)
It’s done, and it’s published—I chose to self-publish through Amazon, so now you can get Genevieve of Alea either for Kindle or in paperback.
Here’s the official blurb:
She would rather read than sew, ride a horse than look in a mirror, and quote old poetry than new gossip. Jenny is a princess who loves the idea of adventure—and adventure, it seems, just might be the present she gets for her seventeenth birthday.
Forty ells of black scales
Cut men off from telling tales.
Wings of iron, claws of steel,
Make wounds none can heal.
Eyes of fire full of ire,
A snake’s tongue with poison hung,
A heart of hate that governs fate,
Spines of horn, laugh of scorn,
Fire breath and iron teeth,
The dragon will be brought by Death.
Jenny has always longed for adventure—but can she handle as much adventure as the mysterious message will bring her?
Thank you all so much for all your love and encouragement throughout this long adventure! Whether you’ve given me a few encouraging words or read one of the story’s iterations, all of your kindness has really helped me reach this point.