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TITLE: NOVICE

GENRE: YA SCI-FI

SUBCATEGORY: SPACE OPERA

APPROXIMATE WORD COUNT: 95K

Standalone with series potential

BLURB: NOVICE is the story of a 17 year-old teenager who gets abducted into space and learns he is chosen to become a Knight for the League of Scions. The problem? Fear of failure. He'd rather risk fleeing back to Earth than stay and try to succeed in becoming a Knight. While he schemes a way to go back home, evil forces are threatening the universe. Just when Ty thinks he has everything figured out, his whole world gets ripped apart AGAIN. He finds himself not only fighting to save lives, but also fighting to harness the true greatness and courage he never knew were hiding deep within his heart.

*I have not queried NOVICE yet.

*NOVICE has never been published.

*I started writing NOVICE in May 2016

*It has undergone 3 major revisions

*My main CP through this crazy adventure is none other than Alyssa Colman, a Round 2 mentee of Alexa Donne. Alyssa I can't thank you enough for kicking Ty's ass and giving him the agency he deserved!

*The MC is a 17 year-old Filipino teenager. I didn't realize the importance of OwnVoices until I joined the Twitter community. I'm ashamed I didn't figure this out earlier on my own.

*This MS is my experiment in voice. I've been told my characters in a previous MS weren't voicy enough. So I tried to go bold this time around.

You might be interested to know...

You should choose me as a mentee because...

*I'm an absolute delight. End of story.

*Just kidding. Please don't leave yet.

*I love to learn and I soak up knowledge like a ravenous sponge

*I have a positive attitude and I am endlessly cheerful. Who has time to be a sour-puss?

*I am looking for a mentor who will not only help me make my book the best it can be, I'm looking for a long-term friend to share my love of writing with. If you live close by, we can hang out at Disneyland, go to conferences together, and even chill in Hogsmeade at Universal Studios. I'm so down to do it all!

*I'm one of the best cheerleaders out there! I am 100% supportive of the writing community, and I'll freely offer any help I can to my fellow writers.

*Last but definitely not least, I am a HUFFLEPUFF. If that's not the icing on the cake I don't know what is.

just a few of my faves...

BOOKS: Harry Potter book 3, 5, and 7, STARBOUND trilogy by Kaufman & Spooner, the STARFALL duology by Melissa Landers, The IRON FEY series by Julie Kagawa, IMZADI by Peter David, THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins, A GAME OF THRONES & A STORM OF SWORDS by George R.R. Martin, THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by John Connolly, DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor, ACOTAR & ACOMAF by the endlessly talented Sarah J. Maas, and my favorite book of all time READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline, and let's not forget ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by Lucy Maud Montgomery (I still crush on Gilbert Blythe to this day)

TV: Star Trek TNG, The Big Bang Theory, X Files, Penny Dreadful, The Knick

MOVIES: Star Wars ep III, IV, and VII, Flight of the Navigator, Howl's Moving Castle, You've Got Mail, As Good As It Gets, Flight of Dragons, Labyrinth, Rebecca, Dangerous Beauty, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Fall

And if you're so inclined, please take the Scion Placement Quiz to find out which Scion Unity you belong to! 

A Note for my Future Mentor:

Thank you for indulging my little fantasy! Alas, I have not been chosen as a mentee yet, but a girl can dream! I am submitting for your approval the following manuscript: NOVICE. This is my second novel, and it's near and dear to my heart. I am totally in love with my nerdy yet dashing MC, Tiberius. (Ty for short). I hope you fall in love with him too, and that you enjoy his epic, whirlwind adventure through the depths of outer space. Read on below for more details!

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEND A HUMONGOUS THANK YOU TO THE TWO LOVELY LADIES BEHIND THE SCENES, AMM CO-FOUNDERS ALEXA DONNE & HEATHER KACZYNSKI. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!

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