DARK AND FRACTURED SEAS
Young Adult Fantasy
Seventeen-year-old sea captain, Aiyanna, has spent the better part of her life building a reputation as the Southern Isles’ most notorious bounty hunter. People are scared of her; and that’s just the way she likes it. When the girl she secretly loves is poisoned, Aiyanna strikes a bargain with the emperors of the Southern Isles to return their missing brother in exchange for the cure. But catching him could mean condemning her love to a painful death she cannot stop.
Basically, it’s a Young Adult Fantasy about a bad-ass bounty hunter on a mission to save the girl she loves, who coincidentally, has no idea of her feelings. There are pirate ships and giant skywolf fights, court intrigue and a kiss or two… And it all comes down to: Who is the real villain?
I wrote DAFS last year, it got a few requests when I queried it, but ultimately it didn’t land me an agent. Since then, I have written 3 more novels, and revised and re-titled DAFS. I’m hoping that a mentor will help me take it that step closer to being everything that it could be, and I’m so excited to start work on it again.
AND! Here is a Novel Aesthetics collage that I put together:
This year I’ll be entering #Pitchwars for the very first time (I know, shocking). I queried it selectively in 2016, shelved it and have now revised it and re-titled it. My name is Dannielle Wicks, I live in a country town in Queensland, Australia, and I have a couple of books published by a small press in the USA. I feel that #Pitchwars will help me level up and I can’t wait to meet you all. Revising is my absolute favourite part of novel writing–I love pulling something apart and stitching it back up into a story that is worthy.
During the day I spend my time fixing computers for our local government. I’ve been working in IT for nearly 6 years now, and LOVE it. In my off hours I like to ponder cars and gardening, all while spending time with my adorable pups. From the age of eleven, I raced a speedway sedan in the dirt track circuit here in southern QLD. I was sorted into Gryffindor, which feels weird, because I don’t usually see myself as brave or daring. But the Sorting Hat knows best 🙂
I identify as a bi and hope to one day write and read about many characters that reflect my identity and those of the diverse community.
That’s all! I think we’ve efficiently established the twisted, eclectic essence of me. Leave me a comment, or find me on Twitter! @danniellewicks
I’m super shy, but I’d love to talk to you 😀