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Voiceless: YA Subverted Little Mermaid Story, Coming of Age and Urban Fantasy genre
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*Author Bio from novel* Anna Finch lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she works as a teacher of English and Humanities by day and as a writer by night. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies with a major in Literature and Law and a Master of Teaching secondary. Voiceless is her Debut novel. After participating in NANOWRIMO, she discovered she could write a novel and decided to just go for it—she hasn’t looked back since. She hopes that her Young Adult Urban Fantasy novel will delight Coming of Age readers and adults alike. It is a subversion of the classic The Little Mermaid story. Prior to writing her novel, she had been a serial poet and short story writer. She hopes to thrill, inspire, and reinforce a love of reading in all who pick up her work.
*Blurb for back of novel* Freedom is a choice. Is she brave enough to take it or will she remain voiceless? Moriah is a beautiful mermaid princess that lives in Zoara-Bela under her grandfather, King Abaddon’s cruel reign. On her 16th birthday, she must undergo her rite of passage in which a young mermaid must transform into a human, and live among them for a day without drawing suspicion from the world above. It’s not until she meets Michael, a young, handsome man, that she witnesses the stark contrast between the openness and kindness of the human world and the bitter reality of her draconian society. She returns to the city beneath the waves with a longing for the freedom of the shore in her heart. But getting her freedom isn’t as simple as using magic to get a pair of legs. Moriah must risk her life to free her kingdom and uncover the secrets of her past and family. If she wants her freedom and the chance to love freely, she must stand up to the wicked king who will stop at nothing to crush any voice of dissent. Time is running out and the fate of an entire kingdom rests on her shoulders.
This is a YA urban fantasy/coming of age novel for readers who enjoy subverted fairytale retellings, revolutions, mermaids and magic. This could potentially become a stand alone within a ‘universe’ series. The target audience are 14-20 year olds, interested in urban fantasy novels written in first person. However, this can appeal to emerging adult and adult readers who enjoy coming of age stories, magic and fairytale retellings.
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It all began with a design brief.
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Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
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And then… they selected a winner!
They were absolutely amazing in adjusting the cover formatting/size into different formats with very different spine width/dimensions. The hardback, large print and audiobook covers were designed to IngramSparks/ACX standards. They were able to complete this a lot quicker than I thought while still paying attention to detail.
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