I’ve talked about the writing process, and I’ve celebrated with you when The Foll Stones was accepted, but just what is this story about? It’s my favorite so far, so brace yourself for adventure and romance.
Picture a world where the sun hardly ever shines, a world where it drizzles most of the time, where two adjoining nations are at war. This world is filled with ancient forests, marsh lands, oceans, and mountains. Interesting beasts you have never seen before roam the woods, and magical creatures of unknown form hide in the marshes. The people of this world have dark, mysterious eyes and glistening skin. This is Terratalam.
Now picture a recent high school graduate living a quiet life in Vermont. She lives with her mother, hangs out constantly with her best friend, and dreams about a future full of adventures overseas. This is Cleona.
And next is Cleona’s best friend. He is steadfast, loyal, and tired of being in the friendzone. He dreams of a future with Cleona. This is Brian.
Now envision a tree, a massive, magical tree that spreads its branches high and wide. This tree brings balance to Terratalam, until it is destroyed. Those that would steal its power kill the tree, but are confounded by what is left behind: four magical stones.
Cleona and Brian are whisked away to Terratalam, and must find a way to unite the four stones, or risk being trapped in Terratalm forever.
The Foll Stones is an upcoming young adult fantasy romance that will be released Summer 2023.