~ E.M. Forester
This is my goal as a writer: to connect prose with passion; to write stories that do not merely entertain, but that tell the Truth, bring us higher and closer to the Good, and pull together the fragments of our fractured world so that Beauty might be experienced.
My two Young Adult novels–OUT OF NOWHERE and TIME KEEPERS–are represented by Irene Goodman of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency. Both pre-pubished manuscripts have dual contemporary and historical story lines. Irene Goodman is actively pursuing publication so stay tuned!
OUT OF NOWHERE
“Titanic was one of the first disasters of the 20th century, but she was not the last… Some say violence is the result of clinging to the past, but I say it is the consequence of forgetting it; of forgetting who we are. We cannot avoid calamity merely by looking ahead to the rosy glow on the horizon, we must also peer into the darkness if we hope to see lighthouses amidst the jagged rocks. If we are to survive the storm, we must first defeat forgetting.”
Think moving to foreign country is hard? Try a whole different time period.
Lily Adams hates being the new kid, but that status pretty much sums up her life. Only this time, Uncle Sam has gone too far. Lily has already been to five schools in fifteen years, and now her dad gets stationed in Germany. Living overseas is nothing unusual for an “army brat,” but what makes Lily strange is that she’s a Traveler…as in Time Traveler.
All Lily wants to do is survive her sophomore year in a boring country of sauerkraut and leather overalls. A few friends would be nice, but when Lily meets her oddball neighbor, Nik—a half-German kid whose after-school activity happens to be traversing through history with a secret society of Time Travelers—she gets way more than she bargained for. After a Halloween dare in the village cemetery ends in disaster, Lily and Nik must travel back to 1462 Romania to rescue their school’s biggest snob. Katelyn is the last person Lily wants to get stuck with in the past…except for maybe Vlad “the Impaler,” her stake-happy captor! Lily and Nik quickly discover that the real count Dracula is far more terrifying than the myth, making this one history lesson they won’t soon forget.