I am a 29 year old New Zealander, living in the beautiful Manawatu.
I started writing as a child (mostly poetry, songs and short stories) but once I grew up, writing took a back-seat to life, where working and paying the bills became more important. I am an avid reader, so books kept me company over the interim years.
I started writing again in 2011. I had toyed with the idea, over several years, of writing an urban-fantasy style novel, where the hero/heroine suddenly finds themselves yanked out of the ordinary world and immersed in a world with amazing and magical creatures, and the responsibility to solve a problem or prevent a crisis (the likes of Narnia, Alice in Wonderland etc). After many months of writing, "Extraordinary" came into being.
After many more months of editing, sleepless nights and many, many re-reads and some re-writes, I have now self-published "Extraordinary Part 1".
I have since planned out a series of books (named "The Star Kin Chronicles") to continue the story, all of which I'm currently working on with the intent of self-publishing them.
Extraordinary Part 1
Cassandra Stone has always believed herself to be very ordinary. That is, until she meets Alex Grayson.
Unusual events open up an incredible world to her. A world that she never knew existed. A world filled with creatures that she thought were the stuff of myth and imagination. A magical - and sometimes frightening - world where many have fought for centuries to protect a secret that is bigger than anything Cassie knows.
As Cassie discovers more about the world that Alex resides in, she also discovers that she is more important to his family - and his magical world - than she could have ever dreamed.
This is the story of how an ordinary girl discovers that her destiny is written in the stars - and that she is destined to be... Extraordinary!
Extraordinary Part 1 is the first book in The Star Kin Chronicles series, and is the first of two books that set out Cassandra Stone's story. It sets out how she meets the Graysons, discovers the secrets involved in their world and takes the first steps to become the person she is destined to be.