While I'm waiting on a Social Security number (apparently to self-publish and sell books in the US, I need one to report my earnings), I am working on my 3rd book, another entirely unrelated one. Also in the fantasy genre. I won't give away any details yet as it is so new, I am sure that a lot will change!
I am up to just over 1,600 words in it as of today. :)
Set in a world of rival sects fighting against each other, a child from an alternate dimension of the gods is sent to earth to save it from a threat it does not yet know.
Khalos had powers he didn’t even realise, and when they awakened, they destroyed his life as he knew it. After a fire, started from his rage, burned down his childhood home, Khalos’ innocence died in the ashes. He began a long journey to a city where he may be safe—and others may be safe from him--meeting up with a woman who worked with dark forces from the future.
As the world is plunged into turmoil, Khalos and his link to the dreamscape is fought over by every side. Does he allow the machine from the future to awaken those in the realm of the dead? Does he follow the mystical Sisters and their quest to destroy the machine? And what about Ianthe, his wife and hidden servant of the machine and its worshippers?
In desperation, Khalos turns to the Sisters and begins his metamorphosis from human to a denizen of the dreamscape—where he came from before he was born. With his link to the dreamscape and its god, Watcher, Khalos journeys far from the woodlands and cities of his continent to the forests of the Sisters’ sanctuary, and finally to the snow and ice of the north pole to find a way to destroy the machine seeking the conquer them. On the way, he is captured by the Annukeim—alien servants of the machine—meets a girl who is dead, and befriends a gryphon from another world.
With this help, can Khalos end the machine’s domination once and for all?
Hi and welcome to my blog! If you have read my about page, you know a little about my journey as an author, but I will write it here as well.
Being the daughter of an electronic publisher (www.writers-exchange.com), I have been immersed in books from a very young age. I was always reading, up to 2 full sized novels per week. This has helped to expand my vocabulary and grow a passion for reading and writing.
I entered short story competitions in primary school, following on to writing my own short stories on my computer. With this practice, I moved to writing full-length novels, though I only completed my first in 2012 (at the age of 18). I have not yet been published, and I am not pursuing publication with my mother's company--I don't want to cheat!
I have a passion for science fiction and fantasy books, and this what I both read and write. My first novel--Dreamscape is its working title--I have completed and am now working on getting published is a little over 65k words long. It is, for a novel, a relatively short fantasy coming-of-age, combining elements of a medieval society with alternate dimensions where the gods reside, to a futuristic/sci fi machine from the future that travelled to the past, summoned the dead/demons from an alternate dimension, and is hellbent on conquering the land.
I will be posting short excerpts of this story on my blog, as well as from my next WIP novel (a science fiction/post apocalyptic novel of 46k words) and the process of getting these published!
I will also include the designs for the covers of the books that I will be doing. For more of my art, check out:
Jenna Whittaker is a fantasy and science fiction author who is on the long journey to be published!