Young Adult Paranormal
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Katherine Blair has no idea she possesses supernatural abilities. Not until Richard St. James, an intriguing and mysterious classmate with powerful skills of his own, initiates her into his world. Wanting to explore her newfound shape-shifting powers, she spends time getting to know Richard, only to find herself increasingly drawn to him as time goes by.
Haunted by dreams of ancient times, she is caught in a desperate struggle against past injustice. The link to this unknown past experience sends her own life plummeting into the dark realms of revenge and murder, as she attempts to reconcile her feelings for the young man she’s come to rely on to protect her and keep their shared secret.
Will Katherine and Richard be able to break the spell that has held her captive through the years, before it consumes her? Can their budding young love survive tragedy, or will they be torn apart?
About the Author:
Susan Nolan can’t imagine a world without books and loves to share the adventure by creating stories of her own. The realms of fantasy and mystery are her preferred genres and, reading or writing, she becomes easily lost between the pages of a good book. She loves to travel and draws on the sights and sounds of her experiences to weave the tapestry of her work. Immersed in the world of literature from a very early age she strives to create a story that you just can’t put it down. Susan was born in England but emigrated to Canada as a child, and now resides in Southern Ontario with her husband and her three children.
My take on critique groups…
I have been writing for years… in fact, I tried to write a novel when I was twelve years old. The real turn around for me was when I became involved in a writing critique group. I found it to be an amazing experience on many levels. Finally, I was able to converse with people who really knew and understood the process I was going through. We could share our challenges and successes, receive feedback and support. Talking about your writing, discussing your work and helping to critically evaluate others is a mind expanding experience that really helps to hone your craft.
There are many kinds of groups. Some focus more on developing a style and working through exercises together. Others encourage you to bring your prepared work forward for discussion. Sometimes it is a group of like-minded individuals who get together informally; other groups are offered and led by an individual with experience and credentials in the literary world. It is important to find the kind of group that meets your needs. But one thing I believe to be true is that you must get involved. I love being immersed in the world of writers and writing; I will never work alone again!