Tuesday, November 8, 2011
My YA Novel "Phantom" is Being Published!
I am so excited to share that by second young adult novel, "Phantom" has been accepted my Pagan Writers Press! It will be awhile before I know the release date, but I couldn't refrain from sharing the good news. I have always been fascinated with the "Phantom of the Opera" from the classic Gaston Leroux novel to the divine musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber. This obsession led to create my own modern day Erik is my YA thriller, "Phantom." Here is just a short summary of the plot to give you a tease of what is to come:
“Phantom” was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. But when her high school drama club chooses “Phantom” as their next production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.
Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva. And like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars--Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Lord Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist. Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents, but Rebecca keeps receiving notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. But no one takes her seriously, even after the strange death that occurs at the Halloween Dance.
Rebecca is on her own at figuring out this mystery. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn’t know who to trust, but she knows she’s running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. When the mask is finally stripped away, who will be revealed as the twenty-first century phantom!