“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.
At sixteen, Colin Carlson is tired of his dull life and ready for something thrilling. However, when one lives in a town not on any map, the likelihood of escaping the repetitive tone of reality isn’t very high. But what if there was more to his world? What if–just maybe–magic existed somewhere out there?
Of course, Colin isn’t one to fantasize in the impossible. That is, not until a mysterious man appears one day and drags Colin to a cave in search of a valuable treasure. The prize? A lamp that supposedly holds a powerful genie.
When Colin refuses to cooperate, he ends up trapped in the cave, discovering a genie really was inside that lamp. A teenage girl genie, who claims he gets three wishes. Could this be his chance to impress the girl he’s crushed on for years? Except nothing goes as planned, and Colin soon learns of a war brewing in a world beyond his. He has only four weeks to fix his life, get the girl of his dreams, and avoid becoming entangled in a war between two worlds. The only problem is that Colin forgot one thing: nothing is easy when genies are involved.
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: book paused to work on other projects.
When midnight strikes, nothing stays the same…
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 contemporary Cinderella retelling sure to leave you craving for more.
Heir to His Crown Trilogy
Status: Finished book one at a little over 87K words; beta readers currently reading it through September/October.
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 seas 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 Contemporary Christian Clean Romance
In Healing Hands
Status: Currently writing at almost 35,000 words. Aiming to have first draft completed by the end of September.
The only thing that hurts worse than breaking… is healing.
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Credit: Graphic made by Jane!