Hey there!! Come check out some of my other projects and let me know in the comments if there are any you’d like to hear more about in the future!!! I mainly write stories for teens, sticking with the fantasy and fairytale retellings genres. However, I have some ideas for a historical fiction novel, a historical fantasy fiction one, and a possible Christian fiction story! ~Issabelle Perry
“Fairly Impish” featured in Owl Hollow Press’ 2021 Change the World: All-Teen Anthology
My short story is published in the Change the World: All-Teen Anthology which you can purchase here on Amazon.
What do you do when the odds come against you?
Aria has been called many things but never hero. When a mysterious boy who had invaded her past dreams appears out of nowhere and asks for her help to save his kingdom, she is uncertain how she, of all people, could save the day. But wouldn’t it be nice to play hero just once? A journey filled with hidden secrets, unknown answers, and mysterious magic awaits Aria. She has to be able to look past her flaws and find the courage to do the right thing in this YA fantasy short story!
Credit: Cover designed by Grace A. Johnson
WORKS IN PROGRESS
YA fairytale retellings
Into the Lamp Series
Book one cover designed by Grace A. Johnson
Status: querying book one and briefly plotting book two with plans to begin writing soon.
A boy. A genie. Three chances to change his life.
Delbert is a small town stuck in the middle of nowhere. Nothing new or exciting occurs and Colin Carlson is sick of it. But that didn’t mean he wanted some strange man to show up and force him on this crazy hunt in search of a lamp that supposedly held a powerful genie inside. Yeah, right. Except it did. Now Colin’s stuck with a teenage girl genie, who claims he gets three wishes.
However, things don’t go as planned when Colin discovers someone is after him and his genie’s power for some mysterious desire. There is more going on than Colin understands, and it’s not only his genie’s life at stake. A war is brewing in a world beyond his, and Colin has four weeks to fix his life and impress the richest man in town’s daughter, a girl he’s had a crush on for years. As everything unravels apart, Colin is caught in the middle of a war between two worlds, but he’s definitely not hero material. The clock counts down and no one can forsee the challenges ahead in this YA contemporary retelling of Aladdin!
What Lay Beyond the Woods Duology
Status: currently writing book one at almost 10,000 words into it
Why would a thief be a hero?
The true tale about Robin Hood has never been told…until now. Robyn Hood spends her days hunting the king’s deer in the depths of Sherwood Forest, avoiding the Sheriff of Nottingham’s guards, and occasionally stealing a few coins from arrogant nobles to help feed the poor. As long as she can rest in the greenwood and eat a fine meal, what more could a girl want?
But things aren’t as peaceful in the rest of merry England. Robyn soon learns this when she uncovers a treasonous plan to assassinate King Henry is in the making. She could go to the king and warn him of this plan, but who would believe a bold outlaw such as herself? If Robyn wants her beloved country not to shatter to pieces, she must take the task of stopping this plan upon herself. Robyn’s used to adventurous doings but this time the stakes are higher and her enemies, unknowable. Even she can’t foresee what’s around the next bend in the journey ahead.
In Pursuit of Hope
Status: an idea with hopes to work on in the future
She might’ve been trapped in a tower, but only she knows the way out.
Issabelle Perry returns to her fairytale retellings with a story about family, hope, and the risk one girl is willing to take to find her freedom. All in this action-packed Rapunzel retelling sure to leave you craving for more.
Secrets Hide Underneath the Sea
Status: Did some minor plotting; project currently on hold.
His biggest threat lies above the surface.
Issabelle Perry brings you a thrilling adventure in this new genderbent retelling of The Little Mermaid. It’s a tale sure to rival any of them told on the high seas!
Heir to His Crown Trilogy
Status: Currently writing book one at almost 60,000 words into it; preparing for my beta reading team to begin reading in May.
Cover designed by Grace A. Johnson
A fight for the crown suddenly became a fight for his life.
At the age of seven, Prince Keenum’s country Cedulnia was overthrown and his father was killed. Keenum witnessed his country fall subject to Valdork, a tyrannical ruler, and Keenum became a prisoner within his own kingdom. Now, nine years later, Keenum is given a chance to reclaim his father’s crown. But he must blindly trust strangers and learn secrets that will forever change the way he views his closest friends and the people of his country.
When Keenum joins the kingdom’s most infamous rebel group, he takes the task of journeying to foreign lands beyond Cedulnia and gathering weapons for a war the leader of the rebel group is planning. However, this simple quest is not as easy as Keenum anticipated with Valdork’s guards hunting him, betrayers lurking among the rebel group, dangerous magical daggers, a mysterious girl who threatens to steal his heart, and his own past haunting his every step. In the end, Cedulnia’s crown can only have one successor, and everyone, including Prince Keenum, will fight to the death.
You can read my blog posts about Heir to His Crown here
Status: briefly plotting book one with plans to begin writing soon
Magic is forbidden in my country…
Cascade has grown up her whole life learning to fear the government and stay away from those marked as “The Forbidden,” people who have the ability to use magic. But a week after her sixteenth birthday when government officials arrive at her house and claim she is one of those born with the curse of magic, she is immediately taken away from her home, family, and the only life she has ever known. What lies ahead, Cascade is uncertain of. All those before her titled as a Forbidden have only been known to mysteriously disappear.
However, there is more to the story than what anyone believes. The younger ones cursed with magic are taken to a remote mansion and trained to use their magic. Cascade isn’t certain why, and even the headmaster of the “school” seems to have his own questionable motives. All Cascade desires is to go home, but if she doesn’t pass the test and do as instructed, she could be killed. With her newfound magic, mysterious roommates, deadly questions arising, and the truth of a long-forgotten past being uncovered, she has to play her moves carefully and right the horrible wrong done to The Forbidden. In the end, will magic be enough?
Where Sea Meets Sky
Status: writing book one at 1,000 words into it; project not priority
A compass, a map, and a legend are his only hope.
Rider Weston lives in the renowned Kingdom of Elvurdal, but not as a prince or noble. The son of a poor farmer, Rider spends most of his days working whatever jobs he can acquire. but the Kingdom of Elvurdal is not as wealthy as most believe and jobs and money are hard to come by these days, especially with pirates and thieves running around. The only problem is Rider’s sister has grown very sick and without the proper medical attention, Rider and his father are certain she will die.
But bigger problems arise when Rider is caught by the King’s Guards for stealing and thrown in the dungeons. However, the king’s son gives Rider a choice: if he sails with the king’s son and helps the prince acquire a certain lost treasure, then Rider walk free. Instead, Rider exchanges his freedom for the king to provide whatever medical needs his sister has before agreeing to join the prince’s quest. The sea’s are a dangerous place to sail these days, but Rider’s only concern is to return with the prince’s prize as soon as possible if he wants to save his sister.
YA historical fiction
Status: an idea with hopes to pursue soon, doing some minor research
The boy before the legend.
An action-packed, historical fiction novel set in the rugged mountains of North Carolina following the story of young Daniel Boone.
YA Christian fiction
Her Given Sacrifice
Status: an idea with plans to do some minor plotting soon.
The love of a sister to save the world.
Identical twin sisters face hard challenges ahead and have to find a sure, steady faith in God to continue fighting the good fight. But what do you do when you lose everything? And how great a sacrifice are they willing to give? Issabelle Perry makes her debut into the Christian fiction market with Her Given Sacrifice!