Originally published in 2014 under a different title and under a pseudonym, my first novel has undergone many revisions. It was released on January 12, 2021. The sequel is in progress.
I have always had stories living in my head. For much of my life, in my head is where they stayed. I have found the best way to get them out of there is to write them down. If you read Fearfully UnMade (and I hope you do), please let me know what you think.
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Falling snow. A stranger. A needle. A world turned upside down.
That’s all Taite can remember when she wakes up alone and disoriented in a desert. Lost and confused, Taite is desperate to return home to her over-protective father and the dull life she had once hoped to escape. Crossing paths with a suspicious girl, Taite accepts an invitation to join her as she travels to meet her brother. A means to an end, Taite’s only goal is to find a way home as soon as possible. A goal she may never reach.
Entrenched in their own rebellion, the brother and sister lead Taite on a journey that will change her forever. She doesn’t know if she can trust them, but believing them means accepting her life has been a lie. Believing them means home may be light years away. Believing them might be the only way she can survive past seventeen.
In the first half of this diptych, a teenage girl in the not-so distant future finds herself in a new reality where her own identity and sanity is under question. Previously published under the title Duratio under a pseudonym before undergoing revisions.