Re: What are you currently working on?

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Elizabeth: Steampunk Snow White sounds cool. Writing the query always messes with my head, too.

Kristen: The immunity to magic thing intrigues me…

Vernieda: supernatural folklore is one of my favs. I’ve been digging into Native American folklore for one of my novel series.

I’m in process with four novels. The first one is what I’m tackling now, since it went through a few readers and needs to be finished (after ten years of working on it, and about 25 revisions). It’s about a high schooler with significant extrasensory powers who loses his mom to cancer, but her brother finds him, saves him from possible violence at the hands of his own father, and takes him across the U.S. to the Washington State. There he becomes involved in a paranormal mixture of ghosts, Native American spirituality, ESP, and a load of other things. Sort of an anti-quest sort of quest book, the first in a series. I should add that it’s also written first-person present tense, so that might take some getting used to. The series, though, goes through much of the natural formations in the Northwest, but uses the native lore, to make sense of what is going on.

I have two other books that need revising–a ghost story set in Seattle and a modern-day flood story set in Oklahoma–plus a mermaid novel I’m about 1/4 of the way through, though I think I have to start from scratch on that one. It’s set in the Bermuda Triangle, and will involve Spanish ships, Caribbean islands, and the slave trade, I think. Sort of a LITTLE MERMAID meets AMISTAD.