YA Urban Fantasy
PERFECTLY HUMAN is a YA Urban Fantasy, told from a dual point of view of both a teenage monster and a human boy.
Brutally murdered at sixteen, Brynn is now one of the Fallen: human teens reborn as monsters of folklore, fantasies, and nightmares. They have formed their own family in an abandoned theme park surrounded by broken down roller coasters, cotton candy booths, and the bodies of trespassers they’ve buried.
Brynn doesn’t want to lose her humanity, so she clings to the things that remind her of her human side—like Jamie, the boy from town. Her monster tribe can never know about Jamie, and even as she’s falling for him, Brynn wonders if he’ll ever accept her for who she is.
Oblivious to Brynn’s struggles, Jamie wrestles with his own: a jealous former best friend and Jamie’s own need to redefine who he is after his sister dies in an accident. Formally the town’s most famous jock, all Jamie wants now is to find what makes him happy. Spending time with Brynn is a good start, even though she’s odd and secretive.
When the Fallen discover their relationship, Brynn must make a choice: reside in the human world, leaving behind the only family she’s ever known, or give up Jamie for good. Once the people from town find out about the Fallen, their fears drive them to destroy, giving the Fallen no choice but to fight back. Then, Jamie must chose between protecting Brynn and her family, or saving his town.
Brynn and Jamie’s struggles collide, revealing that sometimes, it’s the savage inside man that’s the foulest monster of all.
PERFECTLY HUMAN is complete at 60,000 words and is a stand alone with series potential.
I am a member of SCBWI and I have been published as a book illustrator. As a Guest of Honor at Faerie Conventions and festivals, my fantasy artwork has been collected internationally. I also recently completed a mentor program with the marginalized writers group Writing in the Margins.