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Ask Daphne! About My Query XXXII

amberpurpleThese gorgeous shoes are from a British company called Amber and Jade, which as far as I can tell, specializes in large size shoes for women. We love them! Anyway, for your post-turkey day food coma, following please find a query from Jade, which I’m happy to share for your review and critique. Allons-y!

Dear Ms. Unfeasible,

Be careful what you write because it will come true.

Stella Tomas’s six-month stint as an exchange student in the U.S ends in a particularly auspicious manner. Dropped off at JFK a day early by her obviously frightened host-family, Stella is put on a plane back to Australia with three parting gifts: a charm bracelet, a sack of marbles and an ancient power known as the Scribe.

Of course, Stella doesn’t know that she’s been used like a magical drug-mule. Nor does she realise that her dull life in Canberra is about to take a few turns towards the peculiar.

First Stella makes her physics teacher go insane simply by writing the words. Then Stella’s long-time crush starts following her around like a paranoid babysitter, which is odd considering he barely noticed her before. Finally there’s the crazy bag-lady who has taken to standing on her lawn at all hours of the night.

Oh, and the potentially possessed charm bracelet. Can’t forget that.

Just when Stella thinks the level of weirdness in her life can’t rise any higher, she meets Noelle, aforementioned crazy-bag lady, who is in fact a Spook.

The Spooks are members of a paranormal community whose job it is to protect the last remaining magical Potents; ancient powers that can be passed from one person to the next. The Scribe is the most valuable of these Potents, as it gives its Keeper the ability to make something come true just by the writing the words.

So on top of now having to be careful what she writes in her diary, Stella also has to keep an eye out for the Screams. They’re the bad dudes of Spookland and they want the Scribe more then anything, because who ever possesses it can change the fate of the world will a few simple strokes of a pen.

Spookland is a YA paranormal and is complete at 70 000 words and available upon you request.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


As I’m off to spend some more family time with the Implausibles, I’m going to add my thoughts in the comments in a few hours. In the meantime, what do you think?

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