Taking a step aside from my typical "Emerald" ramblings to participate in #pimpmybio for #PitchWars! Click here for: Pitchwars bloghop!
Hello, and thank you for dropping in!
My (pen)name is Emerald Lavere. I am a former professional dancer, and current ballet instructor and writer. I live in Southern CA with my husband and three adorable teenagers.(That may or may not be sarcasm, depending on the day.)
This is my first time entering #PitchWars. My submission is YA
THE SKILTEN'S CURSE
Her love might just kill him, it's already killed her.
Nightmares and a shadowy figure bind eighteen-year-old Carden to the rain-soaked town of Tillamook, Oregon, where he's stuck in a menial job, living in his parents' basement, and avoiding his younger, twin sisters. Life starts looking up when a beautiful young girl appears at the cape where his grandfather died, but her arrival coincides with two bizarre deaths in the same area. Fearing a connection, Carden investigates and ends up discovering a family curse. He must find a way to end it, or become its next victim.
Teens who love mystery and supernatural horror, in the vein of Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, would enjoy The Skilten's Curse.
I Grew up on the Oregon Coast, the eerie backdrop for THE SKILTEN'S CURSE. The first several pages of this work were entered in the 2017 San Francisco Writers Conference international writing contest. It was a finalist in the YA category.
Attendee at the 2017 SFWC
Member of The Santa Clarita Valley Writers Group
(Previously published by Loose Id, as Emerald Lavere for adult romance novels: The Wikomsette, and A Wife for the Future)
I can also be found online at:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/EmeraldLavere AND: Newly added Instagram under own name for YA: https://www.instagram.com/toni_the_author/
What I hope for in a mentor: Someone who won't hold back. I have thick skin and a strong work ethic. Yes, I love the process of creating and letting my imagination run wild, but I also want to publish polished stories that readers will enjoy. I'm happy to put my ego away and focus on making my books the best they can be!